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When i plug flash disk it says u must format before you using it

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Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


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

If now you can see your usb drive there might not be any need to do the following

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start

you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box

then you might have restore it to its default status


Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options


Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults


In XP


Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7


If you need more help with this post a reply

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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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
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The Fat32 (FAT) format is used to format disk drives on Windows-based computers and can also be recognized by the Mac's OS X operating system.
You can format a flash drive with the FAT format so that it can be used on both PCs and Macs. The procedure is straightforward, if different depending upon the operating system being used to do the formatting.
You do not need to purchase any additional software to format the Flash drive in the FAT format.
http://www.supermediastore.com/article/u/how-to-format-usb-flash-memory

http://download.cnet.com/hp-usb-disk-storage/3000-2094_4-10974082.html
Format USB flash drives with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types.
Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the Mac.
Double-click the "Applications" folder inside of the Mac's hard drive. Scroll down to the "Utilities" folder.
Double-click the "Utilities" folder.
Scroll down to the Disk Utility program.
Double-click on the Disk Utility program to launch it.
Click once on the icon of the Flash drive that is in the left column of the Disk Utility program's main screen.
Click on the "Erase" tab at the top of the window of the Disk Utility program's main screen.
Name the Flash drive in the "Name" column at the center of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Select "MSDOS (FAT) from the "Format" menu beneath "Name."
Click the "Erase" button at the lower right corner of the Disk Utility program's main screen.
Click the "Erase" button in the pop-up confirmation window that appears.
Wait as a progress bar at the bottom of the Disk Utility program's main screen fills in from left to right.
Click the "Eject" button at the top of the Disk Utility program's main screen once the progress bar is completely filled in. Quit the Disk Utility program.
Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the Mac.
Format Flash Drive in FAT on a PC
Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the PC. Go to "start," "My Computer."
Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive in the center column of the window that appears below "Devices with Removable Storage."
Select "Format" from the pop-up menu.
Select "FAT32" from the "File System" drop-down menu in the window that appears.
Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the window.
Click the "OK" button in the confirmation pop-up window that appears.
Wait as a progress bar fills in from left to right at the bottom of the window where you had selected "Fat32." Click the "OK" button on the "Format Complete" pop-up window when it appears.
Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive that is on the desktop.
Select "Erase" from the pop-up menu.
Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the PC.

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The Fat32 (FAT) format is used to format disk drives on Windows-based computers and can also be recognized by the Mac's OS X operating system. You can format a flash drive with the FAT format so that it can be used on both PCs and Macs. The procedure is straightforward, if different depending upon the operating system being used to do the formatting. You do not need to purchase any additional software to format the Flash drive in the FAT format.

http://www.supermediastore.com/article/u/how-to-format-usb-flash-memory b> http://download.cnet.com/hp-usb-disk-storage/3000-2094_4-10974082.html Format USB flash drives with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the Mac. Double-click the "Applications" folder inside of the Mac's hard drive. Scroll down to the "Utilities" folder. Double-click the "Utilities" folder. Scroll down to the Disk Utility program. Double-click on the Disk Utility program to launch it. Click once on the icon of the Flash drive that is in the left column of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click on the "Erase" tab at the top of the window of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Name the Flash drive in the "Name" column at the center of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Select "MSDOS (FAT) from the "Format" menu beneath "Name." Click the "Erase" button at the lower right corner of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click the "Erase" button in the pop-up confirmation window that appears. Wait as a progress bar at the bottom of the Disk Utility program's main screen fills in from left to right. Click the "Eject" button at the top of the Disk Utility program's main screen once the progress bar is completely filled in. Quit the Disk Utility program. Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the Mac. b> Format Flash Drive in FAT on a PC b> Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the PC. Go to "start," "My Computer." Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive in the center column of the window that appears below "Devices with Removable Storage." Select "Format" from the pop-up menu. Select "FAT32" from the "File System" drop-down menu in the window that appears. Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the window. Click the "OK" button in the confirmation pop-up window that appears. Wait as a progress bar fills in from left to right at the bottom of the window where you had selected "Fat32." Click the "OK" button on the "Format Complete" pop-up window when it appears. Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive that is on the desktop. Select "Erase" from the pop-up menu. Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the PC. Hope this helps.
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1. Download this tool:
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2. Format

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