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I have an Imation "Swivel Pro Flash Drive" "USB 2.0, 1GB". When I started using it there was only 1.95 MB available. How can I set it up to get the 1GB it should have? Thank you, Jim Weber 650-796-2001, thorgilsy@yahoo.com

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    Rabby V V May 11, 2010

    hi

    have u tried formatting it?

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Hi, format the drive in FAT16 format

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Format your flash drive with the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - v2.1.8

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My capacity genx 2gb usb chenge to 14 mb.when i connect flash disk i show cd drive added in my computer and capacity my flash disk cheng of 2 gb to 14 mb.plz help.my email shaab.a@nisoc.ir


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.

Apr 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to Back Up Trial Software


<p>The free trial software gives the user the ability to evaluate a program before they buy. If you have a free version on your computer and want it back, you can connect an external hard drive or flash drive to do. The process can relieve headaches, if your computer crashes or gets infected with viruses.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>1. Connect your external hard drive or flash drive to your computer via a USB port. Click the Start button and click on "Computer" option on the menu. Click on your external hard disk or flash drive icon in the menu. You can use this window.<br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click the Start button and click "Search ". Enter the name of the test software that you store in the search bar and press Enter.<br /> <p>3. Transferring files to display in the search window on the external hard disk or flash drive. A small window with a progress bar will tell you how long does it take to transfer files appears.<br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Click on the My Computer icon on the Start button when the transmission is complete and right click on your hard disk or a flash image. Click the "Eject" option. Remove the USB cable from the USB port of your computer to your software.<br />

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Steps to create a bootable Vista or Windows 7 USB flash drive for the purpose of...


<b>Steps to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Vista or Windows 7 OS<br /> <br /> <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 /> <br /> or <br /> <br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Please follow the steps below</span><br /> <br /> </b> <b>Required:</b><br /> <ul> <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 /> <ol> <li>Plug in your USB Flash Drive</li> <li>Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start &gt; All Programs &gt; Accessories &gt; Command Prompt and select "Run as administrator"</li> <li>Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:<br /> <span>diskpart<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 /> clean<br /> create partition primary<br /> select partition 1<br /> active<br /> format fs=NTFS<br /> assign<br /> exit<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 /> <ol> <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 /> <span>d:<br /> cd d:\boot</span></li> <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 option.<br /> <br />

on May 19, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I need to Back-Up some DATA off of my Desktop PC


all you have to do is plug in the usb flash drive to your usb port, no special drivers needed, there are lots of site that offers a flash drive. why not get an external HDD? it would be better so that if the same problem happened agaian you can have a back-up copy of your files on an external HDD

Oct 04, 2009 | E-Machines W3052 PC Desktop

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HOW TO FORMAT YOUR USB FLASH DISK


Start your computer and plug in the flash drive in the USB port.<br /><br /><br />Click on "My Computer." Click on "Manage" in the "Explorer" window of "My Computer."<br /><br /><br />Open the "Device Manager" and locate your USBDrive installed under the "Disk Drives" tab. <br /><br />Right click on "Removable Disk Drive" and click on "Properties" from the menu.<br /><br /><br />Click on the "Policies" tab and choose "Optimize for Performance" from the options. Click "OK" <br /><br />and continue.<br /><br /><br />Click on "My Computer" and choose the format on the flash drive.<br /><br /><br />Choose "NTFS" or "FAT32" depending on the type you want from the dropdown menu box.<br /><br /><br />Click "OK" to complete the format.

on Jan 30, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My PNY 4gb USB pen drive is now showing "This Drive Is Write Protected", after 14 months of trouble free use. I have tried the "Low Level Format" utility on PNY's product support web...


1. restart the computer in safe mode
2. attempt to format ( do not use the flash utilities to do this ) use windows.

I suspect that windows is preventing you from formating the drive.
thats why I'm recommending that you format the drive in safemode


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Sep 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Information about hp pocket media drive, serial number cnu71900kj, model number pd1200s


The Pocket Media Drive offers a fast USB 2.0 connection for moving data. It is also backward-compatible with USB 1.0. The best part with it is that you don't have to reboot after connecting it.
The drive is bundled with Sonic Back Up My PC software, and you have the option to password-protect your files for security. The package includes the HP Pocket Media Drive, USB 2.0 cable, black carrying case and software CD-ROM.
Available in two models: 80GB (priced at US $149.99) and 120GB (priced at US $219.99).

Product Features and Technical Details Product Features
  • Compact 120GB drive lets you store up to 55,000 photos, 27,000 songs, or 78 hours of video
  • Utilizes USB 2.0 for power-supply and high-speed data transfers, with backwards compatibility to USB 1.2
  • Includes Sonic Backup My PC Special Edition software to make backing up your data automatic
  • Requires Windows ME, XP (Home and Pro), or Media Center Edition, 32 MB of RAM, and an available USB port
  • Measures 4.5 x 1.4 x 8 inches (WxDxL)
Technical Details
  • Model number: PD1200
  • Supported operating system: Windows Me, XP Home, XP Professional, and Media Center Edition
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 backward compatible)
  • Capacity: 120 GB
  • Rotational speed: 5,400 RPM
  • Data transfer rate: USB 1.1: 12 MB per second; USB 2.0: 480 MB per second
  • Power requirements: Input voltage: 5 V +/-5 percent; operating amperage: less than 0.6 A; spin up amperage: 1 A
  • Operating temperature: 5 to 35 degrees C
  • Non-operating temperature: -30 to 80 degrees C
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.0 x 1.4 inches / 81 x 136 x 17 millimeters (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds / 0.2 kilograms
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
  • In the Box: PD1200 external hard disk drive, USB 2.0 power and data sharing cable, quick setup document, warranty and support guide
Software and drivers download

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&product=3245305&lang=en&

Manual for PD1200S
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&product=3245305&lang=en&

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Jun 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a Imation pocket flash drive and I'm trying to copy music files from my old computer (Windows 98) to my flash drive and I keep getting error message "unable to write". Any suggestions?


You need a driver for the flash drive to work in Win98. You can download it here:

http://driverscollection.com/?file_cid=393499707811d1cd9a955402f23 - if your win98 computer is connected to the internet use it to download the file, then your flash drive will work

Apr 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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