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How to perform a Disk Defragmentation

Step 1: Right Click my computer and go to manage




Step 2:Then Click on Disk defragmenter under storage (1) and in right pane select which drive you want to be formatted (2) and click on defragment (3)





Step 3:Then it will start Defragmentation




Step 4:Once its completed you will get the below message



Click on View report if you want to see the report or click on close and relax!

You can do disk defragmenting by double clicking my computer and then
Step 1:Right click the drive which you want to perfom disk defragmenting




Step 1:Then click on tools tab(1) and click on defragment Now(2)




Then you will get windows like in Step 3 and once its done Step 4.

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Unable to format the 2GB


STEP 1 - Connect your flash drive, MP3 player (in MSC mode), memory card or card reader to the PC

STEP 2 - Open Disk Management

Windows 7 or Vista

Click Start, right-click on Computer and select Manage.
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Windows XP
Click Start > My Computer > Manage.

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Under Storage, click Disk Management on the left pane.
Windows 7 or Vista
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Windows XP
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STEP 3 - Format the device / MP3 player
1. Right-click on the drive / device you want to format then select Format.
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2. Occasionally, a warning may come out concerning active partition, click Yes.
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3. You can leave the formatting options such as the Volume label and File system to default.
4. Click OK to format.

Nov 24, 2012 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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how to format a new seagate external hard drive


Hi josernld

Formatting your drive for Windows Vista
STEP 1: Open Computer Management like this:
  1. Right-click on the Computer icon.
  2. Click Manage.
If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
STEP 2: In the pane on the left, under Storage, click Disk Management.
STEP 3: Right-click the drive that you want to format-be sure it's the correct drive-then click Format
STEP 4: To format with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click OK, and then click OK again.
Formatting your drive for Windows XP STEP 1: Open Disk Management like this:
  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. In the pane on the left, under Storage, click Disk Management.
STEP 2: Right-click on the drive you want to format. Be sure it's the correct drive.
STEP 3: If you want, you can type a name for the drive in the Volume Label box. This is an optional step.
STEP 4: Click the file system that you want to use in the File System box. You can also change the disk allocation unit size, specify whether you want to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
Note: Before changing the default allocation unit size please refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 314878.
STEP 5: Click OK. When you're prompted to format the drive, click OK again.
Formatting your drive for a Mac STEP 1: Open Disk Utility like this:
  1. Click Finder.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Click Utilities.
  4. Click Disk Utility.
STEP 2: Select the drive you want to format. Be sure it's the correct drive.
STEP 3: Go to the Partition tab.
STEP 4: Click on the Current Volume Scheme drop-down menu and select One (1) partition.
STEP 5: Click Options. From the Partition Schemes provided:
  • Click on the GUID Partition Table radio button.
    --OR--
  • Click on the Apple Partition Map radio button.
STEP 6: Click OK. Select other options as desired (e.g., Volume Name, Format, etc).
STEP 7: Click Apply. The Partition Disk screen opens.
STEP 8: Click Partition. At this point, the volume dismounts from the desktop and the drive is partitioned and formatted.
Note: When Volumes are created, Time Machine may open, asking if you would like to use the volume for backups. Click Cancel to proceed.
STEP 9: When finished, select the Disk Utility from the Apple Menu and choose Quit Disk Utility.

Feb 17, 2011 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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I unplugged my USB before it was finished ejecting, and now when i plug it in neither my mac nor my PC recognize it, as in in it doesn't light up or even register that it's plugged in at all. It's as though the USB port was empty. How can I get it to register again?


There are several reason why your flash drive is not working. You can try this and see if it will work:
STEP 1 - Connect the Cruzer to the PC

If you receive a "USB Device Not Recognized" error on the computer, the flash drive is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.
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STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage.
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2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
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NOTE: The Cruzer might show up under several places under Device Manager such as:
1. Disk Drives
2. DVD/CD-ROM drives
3. Universal Serial Bus controls as USB Mass Storage.

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers.
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STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click on the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
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2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.
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STEP 4 - Verify if the flash drive is detected
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Look for the Cruzer under devices with removable storage.

Feb 15, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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When I plug in the flash drive it lights up but doesn't show up as a drive in "my computer". If I start the device manager (which shows the cruzer device as a funtional drive), disable it and then enable, everything is fine until I remove the drive. Then I have to repeat the process. I use Vista home edition. The drive works fine on my XP machine with no work on my part.


STEP 1 - Connect the Cruzer to the PC

If you receive a "USB Device Not Recognized" error on the computer, the flash drive is most likely failed. Additional troubleshooting is unlikely to correct the problem.
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STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer, and select Manage.
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2. Click Device Manager on the left pane.
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NOTE: The Cruzer might show up under several places under Device Manager such as:
1. Disk Drives
2. DVD/CD-ROM drives
3. Universal Serial Bus controls as USB Mass Storage.

If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) beside the device, try to refresh the drivers.
id10-2-note.gif


STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click on the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
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2. On the top menu, click Action then select Scan for hardware changes.
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STEP 4 - Verify if the flash drive is detected
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Look for the Cruzer under devices with removable storage.



SOLUTION 4 -
There might be a conflict in drive letters, see Resolving drive letter conflict.

Oct 26, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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sandisk is not being recognized on my computer


SOLUTION 1 - Verify if minimum system requirement is met.
SanDisk card readers support Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 SP4.

For MAC users, see
Troubleshooting USB device on MAC



SOLUTION 2 - Verify the reader's status under Device Manager.

STEP 1 - Connect the reader to the PC

NOTE: It is recommended that you plug your card reader to the back USB port on your PC to ensure that there is enough power from the USB port for the card reader to be detected properly.

STEP 2 - Check under Device Manager
1. Right-click My Computer.
2. Select Manage.
3. On the left pane, click Device Manager.

NOTE: The card reader will appear in two places: Disk Drives and Universal Serial Bus controls as USB Mass Storage. If there is a yellow exclamation point (!) or question mark (?) next to the device, try to refresh the drivers.

STEP 3 - Refresh the drivers
1. Right-click the entry with the error mark, select Uninstall.
2. On the top menu, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes.

STEP 4 - Verify if the reader is detected
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Look for the card reader under Devices with removable storage.


SOLUTION 3 - Try other USB ports.
A yellow exclamation point (!) under Device Manager usually means that the device is not receiving enough power. If the reader is not receiving ample amount of power from the USB port, it may not function properly.


SOLUTION 4 - Change the drive letters

NOTE: The SDDR-89 reader should show 4 drive letters under My Computer.



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Mar 01, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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