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Kingston DTI/1GB - Cannot be formatted

I've problem to access my data in my Kingston DTI/GB. Whenever i try to access it, a pop will come up ''The disk in Drive E is not formatted''. Once i format it by right click it can not be formatted ''Window is unable to complete the format''.

I've also try to run format from ms-dos and but it shows it is RAW and the capacity shows 16MB instead of 1GB.

Command used is...format E: [/q] [/fs:file-system]) i.e. file-system being NTFS or FAT32 or FAT.
File-system as NTFS: NTFS files system is not supported...bla..bla...
File-system as FAT32: The volume is too small for FAT32
File-system as FAT: Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable

Please help.....

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    i have micro sd 2 gb card ......when i try to format it says track 0 bad or memory unusable............please help me!!!!


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Just go to My Computer.right click on Manage.Then click on Disk Management.In the bottom tab you can see your on it get a new partiotion using NTFS.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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i recently bought a sony flash drive SSK/2GB.however the same is not working at all as it is showing RAW file system instead of FAT 32 .neither it is getting formatted nor allowing anything else to b doneto it.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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HP USB Disk/Drive Format Utility is a Windows based software
used to format drives to FAT, FAT32 and NTFS partition types.

1. Download this tool:

2. Format flash drive

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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