When I put my pny attache memory stick in the usb port my computer says it cannot be formatted. When it ofers to format it, the computer says it will erase everything on the stick i am trying to recover . what can i do?
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click start click on my computer you should see your memory card right click then select format another way is to control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your memory card or it might be listed as a mass storage device select format
you will see what its formatted in hope this helps
Attach scansick memory stick to your computer Double click on my computer find your memory stick drive. right click on the Memory Stick (MS) icon choose format click on quick format click on start click ok on warning appear
Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health
insert the card into your computer. The best way is (dependding what os you have...) open my computer in xp or computer on vista. Now right click on the drive your card is in now left click on format. It will ask you if will want to delete all the files click yes and your done it's been reformatted like it is a brand new card.
Warning once you format the card you can not undo what has been done so make sure you really want to delete your card.
If the phone failed to format the SD card, try to format it through your computer. Connect the phone through the USB port located at the back of the tower. You'll be prompted that the PC detected 2 USB drives, the phone and the SD card. You will see it by going to My Computer folder. From there, right click the Letter drive represents the SD drive then select Format. I hope this helps.