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512 Intelligent stick usb 2.0 flash drive no format

The computer (XP sp2) does recognize the usb flash drive, however when I open it, a window pops up saying that the flash drive does not have any format. Is there a way to recover my files before formating? thanks for your prompt attention, regards

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My apologies if this message finds you long after posting this problem , but I am currently working through a backlog of problems that never got answered and hopefully this info can still be of use if not now possibly in future.

Please download Disc Digger HERE. This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.

Once you have connected the memory disk / hdd to the computer , run the program.

On the program , select the dig deep option for accidentally deleted files or dig deeper for a formatted drive. Then select the disk you want to do the recovery on and run the program.

The data will be displayed and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has not been used since the data was lost. Save the files to a location on the computer hard drive and not back to the disk it is recovering from as this will overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.

Some of the properties of the files may become lost in the recovery but the pictures should be fine.

You will also only be able to recover certain file types using this method.

Feel free to ask if you need more assistance.

Kind Regards

Posted on Sep 29, 2010


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I recently purchased the device listed below and when I ried to use I received a message that it was either not formatted or formatted for a Macintosh. How do I format it for use with my Dell PC?

Hi there,

Your usb stick could be formatted in either 2 ways:

1) If you go into "my computer" or "computer" (depending on if you are using XP or Vista/7) and you see your usb stick on that list, you can right click on it and select "format". You can just accept the defaults it gives you and hit ok and it will format it to be used on your computer. If it doesn't show up in "my computer" then there is another thing you can try:

2) If you right click on "my computer" or "computer" there will be a menu that pops up, select "manage" from this list. Once a new windows opens up, on the right hand side you will see "disk management". Select this. You will now see a new list of all the hard drives/usb drives on your system. You can right click on your usb stick and hit "format" in the same way as 1.

DISCLAIMER: Make sure that you select your usb stick from these lists, and not your computers hard drive. If you accidentally format the hard drive you will lose everything on your computer.

Hope this helps and if you need any more help just leave a comment here and I will get back to you.

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Installing Windows from flash drive-part II

Follow the next steps:
1. This step is mandatory. Through all the following process do not close the application. Close them if specified;
2. Create a folder and copy the 3 archives from above in that folder. (it is preferably to be close to the root; e.g. c:\XP USB);
3. Extract the content of and archives to the folder you just created;
4. Copy PeToUSB exe file to USB_prep8 folder
5. Enter the USB_prep8 folder, look for the usb_prep8.cmd and run it;
6. A black and ugly window will pop up. Press any key to continue. Here is the window that will pop up:
7. The result is the opening of the PetoUSB application:
8. All the settings are made. You only have to press Start. The application will format the USB stick and made it bootable. After completing the process do not close the application;
9. Extract the content of archive;
10. Open the Command prompt (CMD). To enter the cmd, enter the Start menu- Run- type cmd. Or press Win key + R to open the Run window;
11. In the console use the CD command (Change Directory). Go to the folder that contains bootsect.exe file. If you followed step 1 the command is much more simple: c:\XP USB\bootsect;
12. Now you are in the specified folder. Type “bootsect.exe /nt52 I:”, where I: is the drive letter of the USB stick. Open a Windows Explorer or My Computer and check the drive letter of your USB flash and replace the “I:” letter with your drive letter. If it's not working close the window where you checked the letter of the drive.
af0fc89.jpg13. The result will be the update of Fat file system necessary for the boot from the USB stick. Now you finally transformed the USB stick into a Bootable USB Stick. Now you can close the following window and PeToUSB application.
9e151ee.jpg14. You will have in front of your eyes the following windows. If not press Enter. After the option list appeared, choose the following in the order:
a) Choose option no. 1 than browse the installation CD of Windows
b) Option 2- pick an unallocated drive letter. For example you can pick T (it is unlikely to be already chosen)
c) Option 3- pick the letter assigned for your USB Stick (in my case I)
d) Option 4 starts the process. When asked if you want to format the drive choose”Yes”, than “Press any key to continue”. The process needs some more confirmations, so stay close to your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes. It depends on transfer rate of the flash drive and the speed of the optical drive.
dc74600.jpg15. The worse passed. Now you have to confirm the deactivation of the temporary drive T: and to close all the windows. The XP USB stick is ready for use. You just have to install the operating system on your desktop or laptop PC

Now here are the steps for installing Windows from your fresh USB Boot Stick.
· Plug in the flash drive
· Check the Boot Order from the Setup(Bios) and set the Removable drive as first and the Hard Disk as second.
· Even so, there are cases when you have to enter the Boot Menu as soon you turn on your computer. (for EEE PC is ESC, for Toshiba is F12). From now on select Removable Drive or USB and the proper device.
· You will see that the menu is slightly different from the classic Windows XP installation menu, but it is not complicated.
· Pick option 1: “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP...”.Now the first part of the installation process is completed, the one in text mode. After the file copying process completes, the computer restarts, but you have to boot again from your Bootable USB flash drive. Now you have to choose option 2: “GUI Mode Setup Windows XP...”. From now on until the final steps of the installation process you have to choose Option 2.
And this is it

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To Format Any Flash (USB) Drive

WARNING: This will permanently remove ALL data from your flash drive.

1) Insert the flash drive into a working usb port on your Windows PC.
2) Open "My Computer" in Windows XP or eariler OR "Computer" in Windows Vista/7
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