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My usb device is formating problem

Windows unable format usb disk

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  • phatsss Mar 14, 2009

    I use the same reader and ive got the same problem. Cannot format the card neither on cell phone or PC.

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Use HP USB Format tool from Extreme Tech
http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197 ) and tryreformatting... if that doesn't work, it is hosed and only I can fix itso let me know ;-)

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Whenever i try to open my 2GB flash disk the instructions i get is that it is not formated. when i order for formating, it tells me that windows is unable to complete. What can i do?


try this, in start type cmd and you will given to dos mode the type format + drive leeter which assign in wor flash ex. e:/u and put the parameter u

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What is drive g ?


There may be a virus attack and i think it must be showing o bytes space as well. well the chances are 50 percent. but lets try....now you have to format the usb there is no other option and windows wont allow you to format.Download the software HP disk format from the link below.

Install and format the usb with hp disk format tool. the link is below:

http://www.mediafire.com/?c4yejtzywyz

And do let me know if that fixed your problem.

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I have 1 gb iball usb flash drive & it is not formatting


Is there a write protect switch on the drive?

In Windows XP, right click on "My Computer", choose manage. Go to Disk Management and find the drive in question. right click on the drive for more formatting options.

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Unable to format pen drive


XP has a stupid feature like that. If you did format with the XP style, try to do it manually.

My computer > Locate your usb pendrive >Rightclick and Format.

If this don't work, your pendrive might just be malfunctioning. Replace it if you can, or upgrade to external harddrive.

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windows was unable to complete the format flash drive

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Massstorage


This will walk through the steps to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Vista or Windows 7 OS. These instructions assume that you have a computer with Windows Vista installed on it.
Required:
· USB Flash Drive (4GB+)
· Microsoft OS Disk (Vista / Windows 7)
· A computer running Vista / Windows 7
Step 1: Format the Drive
The steps here are to use the command line to format the disk properly using the diskpart utility. [Be warned: this will erase everything on your drive. Be careful.]
Plug in your USB Flash Drive
Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator”
Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:
diskpart
list disk
The number of your USB drive will listed. You’ll need this for the next step. I’ll assume that the USB flash drive is disk 1.

Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same window. Replace the number “1” with the number of your disk below.
select disk 1
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=NTFS
assign
exit
When that is done you’ll have a formatted USB flash drive ready to be made bootable.

Step 2: Make the Drive Bootable
Next we’ll use the bootsect utility that comes on the Vista or Windows 7 disk to make the flash drive bootable. In the same command window that you were using in Step 1:
Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive.
Change directory to the DVD’s boot directory where bootsect lives:
d:
cd d:\boot

Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Vista/7 image. I’m assuming that your USB flash drive has been labeled disk G:\ by the computer:
bootsect /nt60 g:

You can now close the command prompt window, we’re done here.
Step 3: Copy the installation DVD to the USB drive
The easiest way is to use Windows explorer to copy all of the files on your DVD on to the formatted flash drive. After you’ve copied all of the files the disk you are ready to go.
Step 4: Set your BIOS to boot from USB
This is where you’re on your own since every computer is different. Most BIOS’s allow you to hit a key at boot and select a boot option.
I used these instructions to get my new Dell Mini 9 laptop loaded with Windows 7 (the PDC bits). HTH.

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You can only format these drives in mode FAT16 or FAT32.
Try to format it in FAT32 mode and let Windows choose the default sectors for you. This is the better solution.
As I can see, the operating system recognise your drive that mean the correct driver was loaded.
After a new format whith the correct params if your flash drive shows the same thing 0 disk space 0 disk space used, your drive is DEAD.
It happens if you had unplug your flash drive whithout stoping it by cliking on the icon in the notification window (near the clock), the icon is mini drive whith a green arrow. Allways unplug the USB devices by this because you have the +5 voltage on this connector and if you don't do this an arcking effect happens betwen your device and the connector.

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Make a pen bootable


I have got a solution this day for an other member.
Fist select in the BIOS SETUP the BOOT SEQUENCE and place in the firt place the USB drive to the secon your HDD ou CD-ROOM drive ans so one.
Be sure you have format your USB device as SYSTEM and have the system on it. Thats all.
You can download a light version of WINDOWS XP and put it on the USB flash drive or external USB disk.

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