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Used USB 2GB stopped prematurely now needs to be formatted

Hello, My key had not finished writing to a Excel file when XP restarted.

Now the key wants to be reformatted? I have files on the key.

How can I get to the files without deleting them by reformatting the key?

Cheers, Jaymie

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  • Jaymie Knight May 22, 2008

    Hey mate, thanks for the reply. I tried that and it only finds my working WD hard disk. This is where I have other files. But it is not my 3GB USB key, this does not show in the software I downloaded so I am unable to access the disc to recover files from it. Any other reccomendations. Cheers!

  • Jaymie Knight May 22, 2008

    Hi where is CHKDSK in Vista? scan disk did not work as it said it needed to be formatted.

    Please advise.

  • Jaymie Knight May 22, 2008

    Hello, I have tired the above and it says 'The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not avail for RAW drives'

    Any other info please?

    Jaymie

  • Jaymie Knight May 22, 2008

    Hello, I have tired the above and it says 'The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not avail for RAW drives'

    Any other info please?

    Jaymie

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Alright Jaymie, you can get the information recovered for free with the program at the following website

http://www.top-shareware.net/recover_usb_drive_data.html

after doing this, you can then reformat the usb which should delete most if not all of your data. Please let me know if you have any questions about this or just need more help.

good luck

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    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2008

    For CHKDSK

    You need UAC enabled and admin privileges, then go to Start>Run>Cmd

    Then type "chkdsk" for need help, use the "chkdsk /?" (without quotes) for info.

    you can also go to my computer, right click on the drive, click properties, click on the Tools tab and then click Check Now


  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2008

    Follow the instructions at the first link
    http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tut...
    and download the program at the second link
    http://www.z-a-recovery.com/download.htm

    This should recover the data when the CHKDSK has this error message

    Let me know how it goes


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    Benjamin Patri May 24, 2008

    Were you able to fix this, if so then please give me some feedback by rating my solution. If you need any more help, I would be glad to assist you, just ask.

    thanks and Have a Great Day!

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Remove the key and try in other computer if your able to read the file , if not you need to reformatted the key in order to work.......








good luck.........................

Posted on May 21, 2008

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    Anand Kumar May 21, 2008

    or try the Benimur solution.

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Try CHKDSK..

i'll post back the link here later..

thank you

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    micromaster May 21, 2008

    Windows runs Chkdsk to make sure that there was no file resulting errors. This can turn stray pieces of files, or lost clusters, into file fragments for your review.

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    micromaster May 22, 2008

    Hi there again,



    Here's HOW to do CHKDSK @ VIsta



    Let us know.



    Thank you



  • micromaster
    micromaster May 23, 2008

    -or- try this software Active File Recovery 7.3 Build 101



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Hi,

You can try file recovery utilities such as GetDataBack.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.


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    Louie Role May 21, 2008

    you can also try file recovery softwares from here, here or here.

    Incidentally, if you are using a Mac, pls try here.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 22, 2008

    Hi again,

    have you tried Ajkill's suggestion of trying it in another PC?


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    Louie Role May 23, 2008

    Hi again Jaymie78,

    Let's recap:
    1. you have a flashdrive that became unformatted;
    2. being so it is now RAW and therefore CHKDSK will not work;
    3. you have tried several file recovery program (including GetDataBack?) and none worked; and
    4. you have tried the same flashdrive on other PCs and likewise cannot be accessed.

    From all appearances, the flashdrive is a goner (and unfortunately so are the files). Worst case scenario, you can try:
    a. Format the flashdrive. Of course the files will be erased but technically they are no longer there in the first place hence a recovery cannot be performed, and then immediately thereafter;
    b. do file recovery using bestdarngood's posted software or those that I have posted specially GetDataBack.

    Rationale: There is nothing to loose as they are already lost. By formatting, you are making the flashdrive readable. Using the file recovery software, there is still a chance that some of the files would be recovered even if the drive has been formatted. Of course this is at best a 50-50 chance since other than this (based on your post that none of the file recovery software works), nothing works.

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you can do a clean install from your usb. i use this setup for all my flash drive boots.
WinSetupFromUSB - Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive

This guide will show you, how to use WinSetupFromUSB to create a bootable USB Flash Drive including all Windows source files, plus the following installation of Windows XP. Compare to the different USB_Multiboot versions, WinSetupFromUSB comes with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and is in my opinion easier to use.

Here you can get the latest version of the program and you will also find many detailed informations about WinSetupFromUSB.

I've tested this guide with a 32-bit version of Windows XP and a 64-bit version of Windows Vista and it worked flawlessly.
Prerequisites:

All you need is:

a USB Flash Drive with at least 1GB of storage
the original Windows XP Setup CD
WinSetupFromUSB

If you use nLite to slim down your version of Windows XP, please keep the following in mind:
DO NOT remove "Manual Install and Upgrade"
under Operating System Options!

I also recommend to integrate Service Pack 3 into your Windows XP source files.
1. Preparations

Download and install WinSetupFromUSB. Default installation path is C:\WinSetupFromUSB.

Create a new folder with the name WINXPCD in the root directory of drive C:\ and copy all files from your Windows XP Setup CD into this folder. Depending on your version of Windows XP, the content of C:\WINXPCD should look approximately like this:

Content of WINXPCD

The following files will show you, which Service Pack is already integrated into your CD:

WIN51IC.SP1, Sevice Pack 1
WIN51IC.SP2, Sevice Pack 2
WIN51IC.SP3, Sevice Pack 3

2. Start WinSetupFromUSB

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and start WinSetupFromUSB. It should show up under USB Disk Selection :

WinSetupFromUSB - main window
3. Select your Source Path

Click on Browse under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source and navigate to the folder with your Windows XP Source Files. It should be C:\WINXPCD:

Browse to Folder

Click OK and C:\WINXPCD should show up under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Source :

WinSetupFromUSB - source path
4. Format USB Flash Drive

PeToUSB or HP Format Tool are used to format the USB Flash Drive. There is no need to download these programs seperately as they are already included in WinSetupFromUSB.

USB Flash Drives up to 2GB should be formatted with PeToUSB in FAT16, USB Flash Drives with 4GB or more with HP Format Tool in FAT32.

I will use PeToUSB to format my Kingston Data Traveler with 2GB.

In the main window of WinSetupFromUSB click PeToUSB under Format target using to start the program. The USB Flash Drive should show up under Destination Drive. Check USB Removable, Enable Disk Format and Quick Format. Uncheck Enable File Copy under File Copy Options :

PeToUSB

Click Start and answer the following two questions "Continue?" with Yes.
All existing volumes and data will be lost!

If everything goes well, the message "Operation Completed Successfully!" should appear. Click OK and close PeToUSB.

The process with HP Format Tool is similar.
5. Copy Windows XP Source Files

To start the process of copying the Windows XP source files to the USB Flash Drive, click GO in the main window of WinSetupFromUSB. Depending on the write speed of your USB Flash drive it may take a while to copy all files.

WinSetupFromUSB - file copy

At the end the following notice about the Windows installation process should be displayed:

WinSetupFromUSB - notice

Click OK and close WinSetupFromUSB with EXIT.
6. Windows Installation - Part 1

Connect the USB Flash Drive to your PC and turn on the computer. Press ESC at the boot screen and you will be able to select the USB Flash Drive as your boot device from the boot menu.
The ESC key is used by ASUS for the Eee PC series.
Other manufacturers may use other keys, e.g. F8 or F12.

After booting from USB Flash Drive, the following menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the Text mode part of setup. During this part you can create, delete and format partitions and finally the setup files are copied to your hard disk. At the end the system will restart automatically.
7. Windows Installation - Part 2

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to start the GUI mode part of setup. During this part you will be asked for your product key, timezone, usernames and other necessary informations. At the end the system will restart automatically.
8. Windows Installation - Part 3

After restart, boot the PC again from your USB Flash Drive. The same menu should be displayed:

Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup - First and Second parts

Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to get to the next menu:

First part of Windows XP Home Edition setup
Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time

Second part of XP Home Edition setup+Start Windows for first time is already selected. Press Enter or wait 10 seconds to Start Windows for the first time. The Windows installation process will be finished and finally the Windows Desktop will appear.
DO NOT disconnect the USB Flash Drive too early!

At next startup you can boot into Windows from your hard disk.
Notes:

After successsful installation, the following boot menu will always be displayed during startup:
Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

If you don't plan to use the repair option and want to boot directly into windows, you have to do the following:

Open the file boot.ini in the root directory of drive C:\ with Notepad:
[Boot Loader]timeout=30
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Delete the following line:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)WINDOWS="USB Repair NOT to Start Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
DO NOT delete the wrong line!
Your computer may not boot the next time!

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will not be displayed.

If you want to keep the repair option, you can reduce the time to display the operating system options from 30 to 5 seconds:
[Boot Loader]
timeout=5

Save changes to the file.

At next startup the boot menu will be displayed only 5 seconds.

gd luck

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Oct 11, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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My Sandisk 'Wake up your phone' adapter & the micro one won't let me add music or anything else. It says that the disk is write-protected. Help?!


Micro SD write protect means there is damage to the firmware. Micro SD write protect, the data can be saved. Follow these steps:

Step One
To save data, use EASEUS Data Recovery software (free version - 1GB of data recovery). how:
1. Download and install EASEUS Data Recovery
2. Choose Complete Recovery - Next
3. Choose the drive micro SD - Next
4. Save the data to the hard disk (max. 1GB)
5. Because of your micro SD 2GB, repeat the process of recovery (repeat step 2, 3, 4)
After all data is secure, do the process repair micro SD.

Based on experience, the following methods can be used to repair the damage: RAW file system, used space 0 bytes, free space 0 bytes, micro SD can not be in the format, micro SD corrupt. To write protect a micro SD cases, 40% probability of success. But, you can try it. Good luck.

Step Two
The first alternative - use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, the first way
1. Download and install the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
2. Then, double click the file cp006049.exe
3. If you are using Win XP, double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install.
4. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract.
5. Then, open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - Create new or replace exiting configuration - Next - Hard drive - Next - Create new file system - Next - wait until the process is completed - Next - Create firmware flash package - Next - Finish.
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, a second way
1. Open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - select Backup / Restore - click Restore - From filename, click Browse - Look In. Find the file initrd.img
2. If you are using Win XP, the location of the file in C: \ Program Files \ Compaq \ hpdkbu \ flash \ initrd.img - Next
3. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, the location of the file in the folder where you extract the files cp006049.exe. After the file is found, press Next
4. This process, will take a very long time, so you wait. This way you do for a capacity of 2GB. This involves when, the first way did not work. If the process runs smoothly, the chances of success, but if the process is running very slow, the possibility of failure and immediately stop the process. If you are unsure, or afraid to make mistakes, you should not do it this way.
5. After the process is complete, remove the micro SD card from the USB port, then insert it again.
6. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
7. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

The second alternative - use software HDD Low Level Format Tool
1. Download and install HDD Low Level Format Tool
2. Select micro SD - Continue
3. Click S.M.A.R.T - click Get Smart Attributes
4. Click LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format this device
5. Wait until the process is complete - press OK
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

I hope this information helps. Thank you for using FixYa!

Oct 10, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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I have a 2GB micro sd card,but when i check it into my cellphone,my memory card is error.What is the problem of my memory?


All you have to do is:

Step One:
To save data, use EASEUS Data Recovery software (free version - 1GB of data recovery). how:
1. Download and install EASEUS Data Recovery
2. Choose Complete Recovery - Next
3. Choose the drive micro SD - Next
4. Save the data to the hard disk (max. 1GB)
5. Because of your micro SD 2GB, repeat the process of recovery (repeat step 2, 3, 4)
After all data is secure, do the process repair micro SD

Step Two:
The first alternative - use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, the first way
1. Download and install the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
2. Then, double click the file cp006049.exe
3. If you are using Win XP, double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install.
4. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, double click the file cp006049.exe - select extrack.
5. Then, open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - Create new or replace exiting configuration - Next - Hard drive - Next - Create new file system - Next - wait until the process is completed - Next - Create firmware flash package - Next - Finish.
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, a second way
1. Open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - select Backup / Restore - click Restore - From filename, click Browse - Look In. Find the file initrd.img
2. If you are using Win XP, the location of the file in C: \ Program Files \ Compaq \ hpdkbu \ flash \ initrd.img - Next
3. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, the location of the file in the folder where you extract the files cp006049.exe. After the file is found, press Next
4. This process, will take a very long time, so you wait. This way you do for a capacity of 2GB. This involves when, the first way did not work. If the process runs smoothly, the chances of success, but if the process is running very slow, the possibility of failure and immediately stop the process. If you are unsure, or afraid to make mistakes, you should not do it this way.
5. After the process is complete, remove the micro SD card from the USB port, then insert it again.
6. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
7. Restore all data, to the micro SD.


The second alternative - use software HDD Low Level Format Tool
1. Download and install HDD Low Level Format Tool
2. Select micro SD - Continue
3. Click S.M.A.R.T - click Get Smart Attributes
4. Click LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format this device
5. Wait until the process is complete - press OK
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

I hope this information helps. Thank you for using FixYa!

Oct 07, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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When I enter my memord card in nokia 311 it say the operation is failed and the memory card is not formatted.how to remove virus from my memory card and replace my music and Image.


All you have to do is

Step One (save data)

To save data, use EASEUS Data Recovery software (free version - 1GB of data recovery). how:
1. Download and install EASEUS Data Recovery
2. Choose Complete Recovery - Next
3. Choose the drive micro SD - Next
4. Save the data to the hard disk (max. 1GB)
5. Because of your micro SD 2GB, repeat the process of recovery (repeat step 2, 3, 4)

When do the data recovery process, you can find the cause of damage to the micro SD.

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Cause of the damage the virus infected (solutions: see method 1)
When saving data, be careful, do not recover the virus file. You must choose the proper file for the recovery.


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Cause of the damage bad sectors (solutions: see method 2)


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Damage to the partition table (solutions: see method 1)


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Micro SD write protect. Characteristics: (solutions: see method 3)
1. Micro SD can be opened, the data can not copy and paste (from the micro SD into a computer, or from computer to the micro SD). When the format, the message "Removable media write protect".
2. Micro SD can not be opened, and when the format of the message "Removable media write protect".


Step two (repair micro SD)

Method
1
Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, the first way
1. Download and install the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility
2. Then, double click the file cp006049.exe
3. If you are using Win XP, double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install.
4. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, double click the file cp006049.exe - select extract.
5. Then, open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - Create new or replace exiting configuration - Next - Hard drive - Next - Create new file system - Next - wait until the process is completed - Next - Create firmware flash package - Next - Finish.
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

Method 2
1. Download and install HDD Low Level Format Tool
2. Select micro SD - Continue
3. Click S.M.A.R.T - click Get Smart Attributes
4. Click LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format this device
5. Wait until the process is complete - press OK
6. Remove the micro SD from the USB port, then insert it again.
7. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
8. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

Method 3
To write protect a micro SD cases, 40% probability of success.
Using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility, a second way
1. Open the program "HP Drive Key Boot Utility or hpdkbu.exe" - Next - select drive - Next - select Backup / Restore - click Restore - From filename, click Browse - Look In. Find the file initrd.img
2. If you are using Win XP, the location of the file in C: \ Program Files \ Compaq \ hpdkbu \ flash \ initrd.img - Next
3. If you are using Win Vista or Seven, the location of the file in the folder where you extract the files cp006049.exe. After the file is found, press Next
4. This process, will take a very long time, so you wait. This way you do for a capacity of 2GB. This involves when, the first way did not work. If the process runs smoothly, the chances of success, but if the process is running very slow, the possibility of failure and immediately stop the process. If you are unsure, or afraid to make mistakes, you should not do it this way.
5. After the process is complete, remove the micro SD card from the USB port, then insert it again.
6. Quick format micro SD (FAT file system)
7. Restore all data, to the micro SD.

I hope this information helps. Thank you for using FixYa!

Oct 02, 2011 | SanDisk 2GB microSD Memory Card

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Dont work and dont format


When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved. Cause, there is damage to the partition table

Solution:
1. Save the data. To saved data, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery software.
2. After the data is saved, to fix 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 extrack

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

Sep 06, 2011 | Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I...

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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.

Sep 04, 2011 | Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I...

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Write protected cannot format the usb.


try to remove partition on to disk management tools and make new partition then reformat the USB drive be careful not to delete the other drive.. or use a software that can manage drives like paragon or acronis partition manager .

Aug 18, 2011 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Solution for Excel 2003 "the file is not in a recognizable format"


If you open an excel created by M/S Office 2007, Excel 2003 will not be able the file. You have to install Microsoft Office the "Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" for M/S Office 2003 from Microsoft Site.

or

Your Excel file is corrupt!

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I can't write files to my kingston 2gb usb flash drive.


Hello.

If you are getting a message that the disk is full, erase some of your existing files.

If there are no files on your flash drive, I'd suggest formatting your drive. If there are files, note that any existing files will be erased.

If your flash drive is drive "G" for example, enter "format g:" (no quotes).

Hope this helps.

Nov 07, 2009 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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