I have a Toshibs 2GB USB Flash Drive I use on my Vista laptop. I have formatted the drive which shows a 1.85GB capacity remaining however will not allow me to put any more than 450MB in data before telling me the drive is full and preventing me from transferring any more files. At this point the drive properties stll show the remaining 1.5GB as free space however I can not transfer any more files. How can I access the remaining 1.5GB?
Well, your flashdrive is originally formatted with FAT16(FAT) type. You can reformatted it using FAT32 from WinXP formatting tools. Just select the FAT type from the format windows/tap, and there goes, under FAT32 format, you can store any data to the maximum capacity.
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The flash drive may need to be formatted. I hope this helps. Go to PC settings and look for your usb port which shows your flash drive and right click your mouse or touch pad and click format. Thank you and have an enjoyable day. Leave feedback.
<b>Steps to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Vista or Windows 7 OS<br />
Microsoft Provides a tool to do this for you - Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool which is available for <a href="http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe">download here</a>. If you need instructions on how to use the tool, see the Microsoft Store Help on the ISO-Tool (<a href="http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool">http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool</a>).<br />
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<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Please follow the steps below</span><br />
<li>USB Flash Drive (4GB+)</li>
<li>Microsoft OS Disk (Vista / Windows 7)</li>
<li>A computer running Vista / Windows 7</li></ul>
<b>Step 1: Format the Drive<br />
</b>The steps here are to use the command line to format the disk properly using the <i>diskpart</i> utility. [Be warned: this will erase everything on your drive. Be careful.]<br />
<li>Plug in your USB Flash Drive</li>
<li>Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start >
All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select "Run as
<li>Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:<br />
list disk</span><br />
The number of your USB drive will listed. You'll need this for the next step. I'll assume that the USB flash drive is disk 1.</li>
<li>Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same
window. Replace the number "1" with the number of your disk below.<br />
<span>select disk 1<br />
create partition primary<br />
select partition 1<br />
format fs=NTFS<br />
</span><span>When that is done you'll have a formatted USB flash drive ready to be made bootable.</span></li></ol>
<b>Step 2: Make the Drive Bootable <br />
</b>Next we'll use the <i>bootsect</i> utility that comes on the
Vista or Windows 7 disk to make the flash drive bootable. In the same
command window that you were using in Step 1:<br />
<li>Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive.</li>
<li>Change directory to the DVD's boot directory where <i>bootsect</i> lives:<br />
<li>Use <i>bootsect</i> to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive
prepared for a Vista/7 image. I'm assuming that your USB flash drive has
been labeled disk G:\ by the computer:<br />
<span>bootsect /nt60 g:</span></li>
<li>You can now close the command prompt window, we're done here.</li></ol>
<b>Step 3: Copy the installation DVD to the USB drive<br />
</b>The easiest way is to use Windows explorer to copy all of the
files on your DVD on to the formatted flash drive. After you've copied
all of the files the disk you are ready to go.<br />
<b>Step 4: Set your BIOS to boot from USB<br />
</b>This is where you're on your own since every computer is
different. Most BIOS's allow you to hit a key at boot and select a boot
This typically means the drive has gone bad. Try reformatting the USB drive. Some manufacturers also provide diagnostic/formatting tools on their website that might be able to fix it. But likely it will need replaced. Lucky 2GB USB drives now only run $7.99 or less.
This either means you PC cannot "Se" your drive, OR it hasn't been used in that PC before, and it needs to be Formatted, FAT32, before it can be "Seen" and used. If it has been used on that PC before but NOW it cannot "See" it try the fix below.
1. Go to Start>> Right click My Computer>> Manage>> Device Manager
2. Expand the USB Controller section
3. Right click and Uninstall all of the listed USB devices
4. Reboot the system
When you insert it into the pc and the box opens asking what you want to do,just close the box,Then double click on My computer and you will see it listed as a drive,You can double click it and once it open,you can drag and drop anything you want on it or once you know the drive letter assigned to it,you can go to whatever file you want to store on it and just right click the file,click send to,and choose the drive.
If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard appears, click Next. If the wizard does not appear, skip to step 8.
On the Select Disks to Initialize page, click Next.
On the Select Disks to Convert page, click Next.
On the Completing the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard page, click Finish.
Right-click your external drive (which will probably be drive E or drive F), and then click Format.
In the Format dialog box, type a name for your external hard drive, such as Backup Drive. Then, click OK.
Click OK again.
Windows XP formats your external hard drive. Within a few minutes, your drive will be ready for you to use.
try using startup disk of windows xp,, its very sensitive..be carefull... .. then be sure that your usb is connect to the computer.....del the partition of usb device.... then create partition, last format it... be carefull that you want to format is your usb device not your hard drive.