I have 1GB usb flash which was infected by viruses.
Now when i try to format it, a message saying "i have no rights to perform the operation appears". i used a certain anti-virus to delete the virus, but it doesnt help. when i try to safe data in the flash it says the destination is full. what can i do?
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Re: USB FLASH problem
Try to enter in the operating system to safemode . plug your flash disk and try formatting there... or go to (in XP) control panel > administrative tool > disk management > then select the flash this >> right click and select FORTMAT
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Go to Start
Click Right mouse button on Computer
Click on Manage
Click on Disk Management
In the Right Panel of the drive you wish to fix
Click Delete Volume
When Volume is deleted
Click Create Volume
Follow the steps
For small drives use Fat32 not NTFS
NTFS is not portable between XP and Win 7
may be the pen drive is infected with virus Just backup the existing file of flash drive to another drive and format the flash drive and try to copy the files. Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!
go get yourself a copy of avg antivirus free edition and use that to scan and remove the virus that should work for you or you can reformat the card that might work but i recomend using avg to get rid of it
Your pendrive is infected with Autorun.inf virus to remove this virus install malwarebytes (It is antimalware software)and scan your whole computer as well as your pendrive when you scaning finish remove all threats
IF the above method is not work
Try to format in other operating system like windows vista or in windows 7 because in vista and 7 you can force format your pendrive
Is there anything on the disk it self? If there is/was a virus on the disk, it could have left a 'autorun.inf' file on it ... So try Right-click and select explore. Or try to access it via the Total Commander If that doesn't work, try formatting the disk. This is an often problem with most low-end flash disks. Did you receive some software with that disk?
This will format the drive in RAW file system. After doing format using this tool, perform a general format in windows by going to disc management. In disc management, select FAT or FAT32 as file system based on the capacity of your flash drive. IF it is upto 2 GB format using FAT and if more than that format using FAT32. Please let me know if you need further help. Thanks