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MY Zip750 USB asks for formatting, will it destroy data if I format?

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Yes it will destroy every data on that disk.

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You need to format the disk ....


The drives can be read by another computer, so the problem is most likely with OS/drivers on the HP giving the error. The specific drivers required to read each drive format could be missing/corrupt. Formatting shouldn't be performed on a drive that contains data unless backed up (redundantly). It may be possible to recover any lost data using free recovery software. Often a format preserves data, erases only the file directory.

I would try a system restore on the HP. If that fails to correct it install or upgrade format specific drivers (e.g. SD/SDXC drivers). Contact Magellan about the GPS: you may have formatted the device's system partition. It is unlikely your computer had the correct drivers to format that device, and it is likely formatted in an incompatible format (such as NTFS). Does Magellan provide a utility to read the device's memory? The SD card should be salvageable by formatting on another computer using the appropriate formatting utility. (Go to https://www.sdcard.org and navigate to their formatting utility.)

From that site: "If an SDXC memory card is used through the direct SD slot of a computer without SDXC driver installation, the card may not be recognized correctly and a message to prompt formatting may appear. In this case, do not format the SDXC memory card. It may erase the data on the SDXC memory card and format the card for a different file system, making it incompatible with SDXC devices."

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WHEN YOU FORMAT ALL DATA WILL BE DESTROYED.

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MY PC WINDOWS XP ASKS TO FORMAT MY STOREJET 25 320 GB TRANSCEND PORTABLE HARD DRIVE


If it's asking to be formatted you need data recovery help. For remote data recovery and do-it-yourself data recovery see http://FreeDataRecovery.us

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Morning sir! what will happen to my data in my


All your data will be erased & used space of your pen drive will restore to 0 bytes.

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My mosearbaer pen drive cant be formatted and we also cant delete any files in the pendrive???


virus in your pendrive.
so format your pendrive dos command

start than run than type cmd than enter

ok and command type is

format (your pendrive colon) enter

i sure your pendrive format.

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Pen drive is not openning asking formatt & not


Hi,
Try to format it using the method describe below:
May be it will help
Go Start>Setting>Control Panel>
Or Start>Control Panel>
Then open> Administrative Tools>Computer Management>
Then select In the left Column Click disk management
Then locate your pen drive and try to format with fat file system
Also you can try to remove the partition and create new one
ok...
Regards
Uttam

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Error : ask's to format the drive


Its high time that you take backup of your usb drive and format it. Copy the data back to the USB once format is finished.

It seems to to me that your USB is about to die.

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Formatting sd memory card ,usb memory


The easiest way is to format the drive and then convert to ntfs. Format again and convert to fat32, then format again. This will ensure that any data that may be left on the card is completely destroyed.

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