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My drive will not open because it needs to be formated why is this and how is it repaired

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What the heck, there is no format option while following these steps. RRRRRR

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If it's the first time using it, after plugging it in and being detected, go to start, my computer, look for the drive, right click on it, hit format, it will tell you that you will loose all information, but if it's the first time using it it's ok, click continue, format using FAT32. Now, if it was working before and now it's not letting you open it, then it may have been corrupted. It should work now after formatting is complete.

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My pendrive transcend jf v30/321 gb not store any data properly ,when i save any data to this pen drive but after few minutes above save data not working properly what shall i do


There are several possibilities:
1. Damage to the partition table. If there is damage to the partition table, use the JetFlash OnlineRecovery software. This software can be used to repair a flash drive and keep existing data. Repair flash drive RAW format, used space 0 bytes, free space 0 bytes, can't format, repair partition table, repair firmware, update firmware, and keep exiting data.

2. Flash drive bad sectors. To check for bad sectors, use the HD Tune software. The way: insert a flash drive, open the HD Tune software, select the drive, error scans, and Start. Picture.
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If you find bad sectors in the flash drive, the solution: backup data, use software HDD Low Level Format Tools. Open HDD Low Level Format tools - select drive - continue - click SMART - Get SMART Attribuutes - click Low Level Format - Format This Device - Yes - wait until the end - OK. After the finish, remove the flash drive from the computer. Then enter again. Then format the flash drive and finish. Picture
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Sudenly kingstone usb changed to skymedi and doesnt formated


When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved.

How to save data
To save data, use software full version, for example, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery. After the data is saved, do the repair flash drive.

Repair flash drive Kingston
1. Right-click the flash drive, select Format - select quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the second.
2. Format from Administrative Tools.
Win XP: click START - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - select quick format
Win Vista & 7: click START - Control Panel - select View by: Large Icons - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management - right click the flash drive - select Format - Perform a quick format - OK. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the third process.
3. Format using the software, the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Make the process quick format. If this does not work, don't repeat, do the fourth.
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

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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

Hope it helps.

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How can I format my hardisk. Can anyone tell the steps !!!!!!!!!!


If you want to format your hard disk completely .my advice is to format all the drives by right click on them ..and choose format ..confirm and choose the quick format for to not spend a lot of time waiting ...after it displays format complete click ok and it will open the empty new formatted drive ..
For the C drive the things are a little different ...To be able to format it you need to either use the recovery cd and format it automatically when the operation system is reinstalled..or do it manually when you install the operation system using a boot-able disk with one of the operation systems in the market ..After choosing to boot from the disk ..and loading the primordial files ..it will ask to press and confirm the agreement with the manufacturer..and soon after will search for pre-installed operation systems..and will find the C drive with the OS on it ...In this point do not choose repair or install but don't repair ..and will show all drives..already empty if you formatted them ..and if you choose the C drive and click install it will ask you if you want to keep the files or format it quick or normal way ...choose one and click enter to proceed ..after that will load OS files and go on with the installation after a restart ..

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My pen drive is not open (mic d33193)


u need to formate your pen drive, with low level formatting.

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Can a damaged hard drive cluster be repaired?


Absolutely; Hard drives can be repaired and bad sectors/clusters can also be recovered, however; If the drive is suffering from a mechanical failure and or not powering up, this will indicate that the faults are way past the repair stage.

Now, if the drive is recognized by the bios and it dose spin, this will indicate that it can very well be repaired. The draw back to such repair will be the time consuming effect. This type of recovery effort will consume massive amounts of time, and may not be economical to achieve, in this case.

For example; An 80GB drive can take a week or more, depending on the number of bad sectors found that need to be recovered or repaired, to achieve positive results. Once the repair/recovery has been administered, you will need to download a very low level formatting application, via the manufactures website, to test and format the repaired drive. After the formatting stage, the "fdisk" command must be ran to test the stability of the newly repaired drive and its partitioning factors. Once that is done, i would attempt to reboot and attempt to run a standard format command under an unconditional option(/u).

In most cases, this repair or recovery attempt will fail. It all depends on how much time you have to burn and how bad the damage is, at this point.

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How to recover flashdrive transcened 4gb v30, it can detect but i can't open?


Files on a flash drive can be corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly.
Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon and then click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flash drive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove.
To restore the flash drive you may need to format the flash drive, but you will lose the data stored on the flash drive.
If you need the data on the flash drive this program may help: -
Digital Photo Recovery
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When I open my portable hard drive it says cannot be opened in win32 mode


If you don't have any relevant information on it, you may want to try to format it, plug it to your computer then go My Computer, right click the external drive you wish to repair and select format drive, don't move any of the options and click format. After format should work normally.

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I cant open my d drive(compaq cq40)


so you still can open the c drive:

here some solutions that might work for you.

Before you try following action you can right click on the start menu and select explore, then you can choose the D path from the left side panel.

1. It may cause from the virus, so to remove this virus you need to install autorun eater which you can find at :
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml
after install the software, it will detect and remove the virus. restart and you can open your drive. there will be small icon display near to your clock, right click and select registry repair, select repair regedit, task manager and folder option.

2.If it still not working you can go to device manager by right click on my computer and select manage and choose disk manager/management, it will display your current drive(healty or not) if your D drive not healty im afraid you need to format that partition and lose your data.

3. You can make system restore, you can read about system restore here:
http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2008/09/system-restore.html

if you want to avoid formating the disk you can try install any antivirus, format the computer or repair windows, hope this will help.

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