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LDHD-UP2 Won't Format

I have an LDHD-UP2 that's worked flawlessly up until now. I was in the process of copying some files over to the HD and something screwed up. Now whenever I plug the thing in it shows up in My Computer has Local Disk (E) and says it needs to be formatted before I can use it. The only problem is when I go to format it and reset it to the defaults it won't format. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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SOURCE: not able to format my pendrive

Make sure you are attaching your pen drive into an USB 2.0 port (also called "high speed USB port"). It must be formatted to FAT32, if it still fails you might try the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. If you are using Windows 98 then you need special driver for your pen drive.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: unable to format the drive r copy files to the drive

Pocket Fuzzies?
Get a bright light and look into the USB connector of the Cruzer. It is possible that there is lint, paper bits, cookei crumbs, etc in there and that is your problem. The outer 2 connections of the USB is DATA and the inner two Power. B/C it is able to flash,you are getting power... but the data lines may be dirty, covered, bent, etc.

Clean it up and try again. Flat toothpick, small ty-wrap or Proxident (dental/braces) brushes work well for this - DO NOT use anything Metal!! It will scratch the connectors and vastly shorten their life (they are GOLD plated)

Short of that, goto HP site and get their USB format tool (get it here: ) and try reformatting... if that doesn't work, it is hosed and only I can fix it so let me know ;-)

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: windows was unable to complete the format

u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :

  1. download and install file shredder
  2. shred all the files which are in pendrive(after shredding u will not be able to recover them)
  3. then try to format it .,
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Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Unable to access external WD 500 Gb drive: "You need to format the disk"

I have battled this for a few days. Your mentioning USB leads me to a possible solution.

I had a 500GB drive and put it in the USB enclosure and could only see 128GB one time, 138GB another. I found that external drive enclosures have their own IDE controller chips with older ones limiting the size of the drive they are able to "see".

The best test is to internally mount the drive (perverts will read this differently than intended and risk injury due to shock!) to make sure it can be seen. If so then the next best step is to spring for a new drive enclosure, one that supports the higher capacity drive. It worked for me! My old external enclosure's IDE controller could not handle the higher capacity drive and the new one was perfectly happy with it. Good luck! - Andy C

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I format the Iomega LDHD-UP 1TB in Mac's Disk Utilities?

Sooo easy after a lot of research the fix is "format the disk in os x 10.4"

Sad but leopard have an issue with disk utility wiht this kind of disk .

Cause the original format is FAT 32 ,so....

The fix is format the disk in a mac with 10.4

i do it and works so fine !!!!!!

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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