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Iomega 250GB external hard drive. DHD 250-C

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I have had this drive for some time and although it is about 3/4s full with data it has had very little use. It apears to be working as normal, clicks at start up and the blue light flashes, it shows ok in My Computer disc drives. The problem is I now get a message that the drive is not formatted and I'm unable to access any data. I ran a file recovery program on it and recovered most of the data but not all. Have you any idea how I can get the drive to run again without formatting it?

Thanks for now,

Regards,

Harry Reid.

harreid@hotmail.com

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SOURCE: Unable to access files on the flash drive

SDHC cards are not backward compatible with normal SD cards..therefore older devices will not recognise them...your built in card reader is probably not sdhc...try downloading directly from camera or use a sdhc usb card reader

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SOURCE: format 4gb transcend flashdrive JFV10. " WRITE PROTECTED"

plug in pendrive right click on it
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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 16GB Flash Drive NTFS Formatting

Assuming Windows XP, try the following:

START / RUN... / <type> devmgmt.msc <enter>
Find your USB flash drive listed under "Disk Drives"
Right-click and select PROPERTIES...
Select POLICIES tab
Select "Optimize Performance" & OK
Now select your flash drive from MY COMPUTER
Right-click & select FORMAT...
Select NTFS and format.

This should take care of your NTFS problem but note the warning about safely removing flash drive.
If it doesn't work, run "compmgmt.msc" / disk manager and check for partition issues.

Hope this helps.


Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: i cannot format my 64 gb TRANSCEND pendrive

use the mfomat utility software and fornat the pen drive it wil shorly solve u r problem 100%.............

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

SOURCE: disk in drive E is not formatted, do you want to format it now

May I guess on the specific computer you are having that error it may be infected with virus
Try to run your anti virus on your local computer first
ok
try it and let us know

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: PLEASE INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE(H): (pendrive problem)

I had the same issue with my 4GB Sony Memory Card when I put it in my memory card slot on my computer. I have a Toshiba laptop, so what I did that fixed the problem is I went to Toshibas Support Webpage in the downloads section and under the CATEGORY: Driver Card Reader and re-downloaded: Ricoh Card Reader for Windows 7 (32/64)(v3.54.02; 09-04-2009; 4.94M) and once I did that it read my memory card and didn't give me any more issues and it opened all my pictures. Of course if you don't have a Toshiba then you would go to your manufacturers web site and see if they have the same thing, because that is what fixed my issue and it didn't take long at all.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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