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Formating uSB device

Thanks for the tip. But if i format and partition the disk, won't i lose all the data that i have on the disk? Can u suggest to me any good software to do what you have suggested.

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Hi sure,
your looking for a program called Disk-Genius. this is partitioning software. if your drive, is recognised by the system.
you need to go into the bios, disconnect any other hard drives. and boot from cd drive, with disk genius. Or similar.
I have all the software to do this, But live in the UK.
Search the internet for a Computer boot-disk Or PC repair Wizard Pro.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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