Question about Sony Usm32gn 4 Gb Micro Vault N-series Usb 2.0 Storage Device
I can't reformat my flash drive.
You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any hard drive on your computer. Click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control Click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7 Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP w7 First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically. Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamtion mark? ! or a Red X right click to reinstall drivers. If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it. If you can see your usb drive but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem Check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts. Click start click on my computer you should see your usb drive right click on it then select format another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format If you need more help with this post a reply Hope this helps.
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1 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the computer. Power on both.??
2 Open "Disk Utility," located in the Utilities
sub-folder of the Applications folder.??
3 Select the drive you wish to reformat. Typically, drives
appear twice; choose the furthest left.??
4 Click "Erase," and pull down the Format menu.
Choose "FAT32." Enter a hard drive name, if desired.??
5 Click "Erase." A confirmation screen will appear,
stating that all information on the drive will be lost if erased. Click
"Erase." Once completed, the erased drive will function on both
Windows and Macintosh systems.??
1 Download and install the Western Digital FAT32 Formatting
2 Connect the Western Digital My Passport hard drive to the
computer. Power on both.??
3 Open the FAT32 Formatting Utility and select the desired
external hard drive. Ensure that "Restore factory original FAT32
partition" is selected.??
4 Click "Start." A warning message will appear,
stating that all data on the drive will be destroyed. Click "OK" to
continue. Click "Yes"' to navigate through.?
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