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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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
this could be due to the format. i would try different formats on your usb. vista normally reads both but your format may be fat32 which is hit n miss. you can try UDF or FAT. I would format on a vista machine. insert, right click on the drive and select format. you may have to do both with a single file to test reads on both boxes. good luck.
WARNING: This will permanently remove ALL data from your flash drive.
1) Insert the flash drive into a working usb port on your Windows PC. 2) Open "My Computer" in Windows XP or eariler OR "Computer" in Windows Vista/7 3) Right click on the Flash Drive (Usually labeled "Removable Disk") 4) Click "Format..." 5) Ensure that file system is "FAT32", Volume label is a name of your choosing, and that "Quick Format" is unchecked 6) Click "Start" 7) Windows will warn you that all data is about to be deleted. Click OK. 8) Once the format is complete, Windows will produce a pop-up window telling you so.
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.
The pendrive seems faulty or corrupt but there might be a possibility that you recover functionality. I think you might be using XP or VISTA. Whichever the OS use another computer with A DIFFERENT OS (so if its XP go to Vista or vice versa) and FORMAT it. You should be able to get your pendrive working again. If not it is tough luck time!
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.