Question about Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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I couldnot format

Hello dear.i did a bad and put out my usb without removing it.i want to open it or send data on it but in send a message that your usb is corrupted and unreadable.i try to format it but i coudnot.the more i try the less i succesided.
(sorry,my english is not full)
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  • GFerrari99 Sep 15, 2008

    I need to reformat the Kingston 2GB flash drive because when I saved some files on a computer running Mac OS9 the files seemed to be translated to PC format.  I wish to reformat the drive so it will work with Mac but the software on the Mac won't let me do so.

    P.S. This is a work related computer.  I personally HATE Mac's!  

  • nazila kheiltash
    nazila kheiltash Sep 21, 2008

    hi.i have a must go and uninistal your usb drive first and then you should search for chang.after that your usb will work and you could format it.for uninistaling and searching for changes you should go to device maneger. the adress is :start/control panel/system/hardware/device maneger.

    good luck!


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I am assuming you double left click on it in the "my computer" folder. try right clicking on it and selecting "open"

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