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USB My USB is full, but when I try and open it, it says that it isnt formatted. I try and format it , but it says that it can not be done.

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Maybe it is write protected or it is read only check the properties

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Transcend usb 4 GB not format

Put your USB drive in your computer and open My Computer. Right-click the USB drive, and then select "Format" from the menu. I would select FAT32 for "File System" and set the "Volume label" to something you like (it'll be the name of the USB drive; enter up to 11 characters (letters and numbers without spaces). You may optionally use "Quick Format" or uncheck it to do a full format. After entering that information, click "Start" and the drive will be formatted. You'll the progress bar advance as it formats. When formatting is complete, you will be prompted.

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USB drive says "disk write protected" when formats.

You have to be the computers Administrator to change any values on any Hard Drive on your computer.

Click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer Administrator you must have full control.

Click start click to open on my computer you should see your Usb drive E: or something

right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions.

Make sure all 3 boxes are ticked full control change and read in windows 7.

Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP.

Click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Usb Drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.

Click start click on my computer to open you should see your drive
right click then select format

another way
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management

Right click on your usb drive select format.

If you need more help with this post a reply

Hope this helps.

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Drive H

Hi there, Not sure what the problem is but I assume you are trying to format and use this USB Drive.
To Format:
  1. Open the Start Menu and click my Computer
  2. Right-click the H: drive (which I assume is your USB Drive)
  3. Choose Format and then leave default settings and click format.
To Use:
  1. When formatting is done you can use this drive as if it was another folder
  2. Drag and Drop files from your desktop to the H: Drive or Right-click files and Send To --> H:
Hope this helps.

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Pen drve is write protected how to format it

check if it has a swicth or latch that youc an adjust to unlock or open it so you can proceed to format it and save data to it

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How to format usb?

Formatting a USB Universal Storage Bus is common for those "USV's" or we commonly call it: Universal Storage of Viruses. An example of a USB virus is the problem that we can't access it. We can't see or at least recover our files, and it cause sometimes an error in formatting it. So I will teach you how to format a USB in other way than the GUI one -- the one that uses a right-clicking and Format--
OK let's start!

A. Opening a Command Prompt :
1. Click Start 2. Then click All Programs 3. Point to Accessories 4. And click Command Prompt
1. Open RUN ways of opening it:
Hold the Windows (it is in between the left CTRL and ALT ) picture on your keyboard then press R ,Type cmd ,Press OK, or Click Start then RUN, Type cmd Press OK ,Command Prompt in its default location .B. Type the location of the USB. It is commonly D:, E:,G:, or H:, depend on the number of disk inserted. C. Press Enter on your keyboard. It will go to the location typed. D. Type Format location of the USB: then press Enter on your keyboard.E. Then the format process will begin . I didn't press enter thought my USB have has no problem with it ;D
F. The command prompt will say that the format is done. And that's it! You're done! Congratulations!

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I have 8 GB pen drive (DataTraveler) when i am trying to open it shows the msg drive not formated do u want to format it.

If you have data on it already, you may want to run a chkdsk on it first so that you MAY not lose your data... if there isnt anything to lose on it then by all means format it. Thanks in advance for your feedback

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Plug your USB drive to a PC/laptop

1. Double click on "My Computer" -> select the "USB Drive" ->Right Click and select "format" check "Quick Format" box and click OK (When formatting is done your get a popup message)
2. Open the Windows Explorer, -> select the "USB Drive" ->Right Click and select "format" check "Quick Format" box and click OK (When formatting is done your get a popup message)

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I just bought this sandisk 2 gb memory card for my digital camera and it is saying that the card is full when it really isnt

maybe your camera need to format card in a specific model, then go on your camera menu and select "format the drive"

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Iriver X20 database full

does the message stop you from using the iriver?
if it doesn't then there's a format function on the iriver in the settings menu...
if it does then there may be a problem with the usb connection...
either the iriver isnt responding or the computer can't read it!
for the user below there is most likely a format will fix it...

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