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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Rightclick on your "My computer" icon.
2. Doubleclick the Manage option.
3. A screen will appear called: "Computer Management".
4. In the tree on the left you see "Storage" and the option "Disk Management" below it.
5. Select "Disk Management", and locate your SimpleDrive.
What does it say? If it shows only "Unallocated Space" you'll need to create a new partition on it. (Right click the unallocated space, then it'll show some options). If it is allocated, try formatting it. If you don't see your drive > reconnect it.
Let me know if this helped. Please rate.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
SOURCE: Will not read or format.
I had the same problem with a 1 gig Cruiser Micro and I did something that brought it back to life...I used the U3 Uninstaller on it even though I had already done so and it was already gone and I was then able to open the flash drive and write to it again...go figure!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
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
Windows cannot format USB memory sticks, you need the HP USB memory format tool . Get it here.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
SOURCE: formating raw usb flash disk
1. Download this tool:
(WARNING: After running this low level format tool,
the whole USB flash disk surface will be fully erased.
Therefore, data restoration will be impossible after using this utility!)
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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