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I can not open my Flash Drive

I Can not open my 2GB ABMS Flash Drive.When i try to open it says that i have to format it but i can not do that as it contains valuble data.

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Your flash drive might have caught virus or viruses that corrupted your files, thus, needed to reformat and can't be open...else, u can't use your flash drive anymore and may cause total lost of data in the near future....the only choice t continue using your drive is to reformatting it. But the consequence of it is the data that you are having right now will be deleted. Be careful for viruses next time...thank u!

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Sudenly kingstone usb changed to skymedi and doesnt formated


When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved.

How to save data
To save data, use software full version, for example, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery. After the data is saved, do the repair flash drive.

Repair flash drive Kingston
1. Right-click the flash drive, select Format - select quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the second.
2. Format from Administrative Tools.
Win XP: click START - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - select quick format
Win Vista & 7: click START - Control Panel - select View by: Large Icons - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - Perform a quick format - OK. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the third process.
3. Format using the software, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Make the process quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the fourth.
4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)

How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system
Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install
Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract

How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility

For Win XP, first way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win XP, second way
Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

For Win Vista & 7, first way
Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win Vista & 7, second way
Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

Description
initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.

How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston

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Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish

Hope it helps.

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My flash drive is 2gb. the flash drive is empty and has nothing on it but it says that there is only 15 MB available.


First thing I would try is a quick format. Go to My Computer, right click the drive, choose Format.

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The OS format tool will not format flash driveswhat you need is this one

http://en.kioskea.net/download/start/download-127-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool

Although it was produced by HP it works on any,

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My flash disk does not format what is the problem? i put the flash in the windows xp system port it becomes recognised by the system i try to open it ,it tells me the disk is not formated do you want to...


Your flash disk has been infected by virus that is why you are unable to open the flash drive. The best thing you can do is to download a good antivirus such as MacaFee or Avira or scan the flash drive for virus.

An alternative thing you can do is to insert your flash drive into a linux operated pc such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Open Susie or Redhat and then delete all the files in the Flash drive and format it

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Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB Usb Flash Drive. Windows was unable to complete format!


Try this:

STEP 1 - Optimize the flash drive for performance
1. Plug in the device to the PC.
2. Double-click My Computer.
3. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Properties.
4. Click the Hardware tab.
5. Select the SanDisk Cruzer USB Device disk drive, then click Properties.
6. Click the Policies tab.
7. Select Optimize for performance, then click OK.

STEP 2 - Format the flash drive
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Format.
3. In the File system list, click NTFS.
4. Click Start.
5. Click OK to start formatting.

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Drive wil not allow coping with 1.8 GB open


Not sure why it won't copy anything to the drive, but you can try formatting it and then copying to it once the format is finished.

Plug the device in, then open "My Computer" and right click on the drive letter that is assigned to the flash drive, then click "format" and leave all the options alone.

A quick format should be all that's necessary. If this doesn't work, I'll have to let another Expert take over.

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1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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My flash drive says I am using data when I am not


i mean when i insert my flash disk in to the computer and then try to open it displays format disk

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1. Download this tool:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW_2.2.3_MASTER.exe

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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i cant open the flash 2gb... it cant format also ... due to some errors so tell me how to format!!!

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