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Yes you will lose all files when you format. If you want to save your files but cannot open Windows on your computer then remove the hard drive from your computer and connect this hard drive into an USB hard drive adapter. Plug this adapter and hard drive into the USB port of a working computer, this computer will see this as an external storage device, you can then open the folders on this drive and copy/backup the various folders and files. After you have copied/backup your files, you can install the hard drive back into your computer to format and reinstall Windows.
When theflashdrive isinsertedandis stilldetectedKingston,flashdrivescan berepairedandthe data canbe saved.Cause,there is damage tothe partitiontable
Solution: 1.Savethe data.Tosaveddata,youcan useEASEUSData Recoverysoftware. 2.After the data issaved,tofix theflashdriveusingthe softwareHPDriveKeyBootUtility(SupportWinXP,Vista,7)
How toinstall theHPDriveKeyBootUtilitytothe operating system WinXP: doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectInstall WinVista&7:doubleclickthe filecp006049.exe-selectextrack
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
ForWinXP,first way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive. ForWinXP,second way: Insert the flashdrive- openthe HPDriveKeyBootUtility-Next-selectflashdrives-Next- selectBackup/Restore-Next-clickRestore-clickbrowse,openfileC:\ProgramFiles\Compaq\hpdkbu\flash\initrd.img-Next -waituntilthe processis complete.
For Win Vista & 7,first way: Insert the flashdrive- double click cp006049.exe-for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next-selectflashdrives-Next-Create NeworReplace...,selectNext-NextselectHardDrive-Create NewFile system,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-SelectNext- HPfirmwareFlash...,selectNext-wait forthe process is completed-finish.Then,quickformatthe flash drive.
Description initrd.imgfiles,theimagefilefor theschemapartitionflashdrive capacity<=2GB.Forcapacity >2GB,example:4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,etcwhenwe use theinitrd.imgfile,will be changed to2GBcapacity.To restorethe capacity offlashdrives,dotheLow LevelFormat.Tomake the process ofLowLevel Format, use softwareHDDLow LevelFormat Tool.
How to restorethe capacity offlash driveKingston
OpenHDDLow LevelFormat Tool-selectdrive-Continue-clickS.M.A.R.T-clickGetSMARTAttributes-clickthe tabLOWLEVELFORMAT-clickFormatThis Device-wait forthe process is completed-Finish.Then, removethe flashdrive from the computer,theninsert it again.Then do aquick formattheflash drive.Finish
How tosavedata Tosavedata, use softwarefullversion, for example,youcan useEASEUSData Recovery.After the data issaved, do therepairflashdrive.
Repairflash drive Kingston 1.Right-click theflashdrive,selectFormat- selectquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothesecond. 2.Format fromAdministrative Tools. WinXP: clickSTART-ControlPanel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-selectquickformat WinVista& 7: clickSTART-ControlPanel- selectViewby:Large Icons-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-DiskManagement-right clickthe flashdrive-selectFormat-Performaquick format-OK.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothe third process. 3.Formatusing thesoftware,the HPUSBDisk StorageFormat Tool.Make the processquickformat.Ifthis does not work, don'trepeat,dothefourth. 4. Repair the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)
How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract
How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
For Win XP, first way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win XP, second way Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
For Win Vista & 7, first way Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.
For Win Vista & 7, second way Insert the flash drive - double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.
Description initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.
How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston
Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish
Open your command prompt and format the drive type formatvolume [/fs:file-system]
volume: Specifies the mount point, volume name, or drive letter of the drive you want to format. /fs:file-system: Specifies the file system to use FAT, FAT32, or NTFS Floppy disks can use only the FAT file system. Example.........FORMAT E: /FS:FAT32.....Press enter. E: is my second drive
If you have a Windows based computer click on the start menu, then my computer, select the drive from the removable devices section, right click on the drive, select format, then quick format and start. If that doesn't work then left click (double clicking) on the drive and open a folder, once opened drag the mouse over all files to highlight them. Once highlighted press control+Delete on your keyboad and that should remove the files and wipe the drive..
The reason for which you are not able to open the pen drive is that Pen drive was formatted on a different computer with a different file system from a different OS and then the file was copied into it. And the computer on which you are trying to open the pen drive is having probably different OS which does not support that file system Pen drive was formatted with.
So all you have to do is to open the Pen drive on a computer that has OS same as on which file was copied into.
The "other PC" needs to have the same application installed that created the files. It sounds likely that is the problem for the other PC. If the files are failing to open using the PC that originally copied the files, then try formatting the USB drive (formatting deletes all data). Before you copy the file again, make sure the same file opens from your computer prior to copying it. Now copy the file to it the USB drive again.