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The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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3answers
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external USB hard drive will only format to 41 gigs although it used to format to 700 gigs/Windows 7

I have an external hard drive, attached to a USB port, that used to format to about 700 gigs. I use Acronis to make nightly backups of my C: drive, my system drive. Suddenly my log file showed that ...
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4answers
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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Would (potentially) hundreds of formats of a USB drive degrade its quality in any way?

I have been considering the following setup for a home forensic workstation: Machine A - my main machine, used for preparing files Machine B - the isolated forensic workstation, disconnected from my ...
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1answer
58 views

USB Format Error

I'm having a real headache trying to reformat a USB drive. Initially it had a 200mb EFI partition and it caused the drive to disappear altogether. Since then I ran the CMD and wiped the disk using ...
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0answers
359 views

Is the raw output of a webcam not always RGB or YUV?

[Actual question is in the last paragraph, I've posted my assumptions and thought process just in case it makes things cleared] This all started when I wanted to see what happened when too many ...
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How to Protect files on USBs

So I want to have files on my USB Stick, which you cannot delete or edit, so read only. They also need to remain on the USB when formatted by Windows, or diskmgmt.msc. Is there any way of making ...
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1answer
160 views

I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...
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23 views

How Format a USB as Mac OS x Extended on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I format a partition as HFS on a PC? Is there a piece of software that can help me do this on Windows 7? My overall goal is to create a portable Mac OS X boot ...
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1answer
895 views

Format USB Drive with FAT on Mac with different Allocation Unit Size

I've been asked to format a USB Drive with a larger Allocation Unit Size than the default. I'm using a Mac, Snow Leopard. In Disk Utility, I am unable to see anything to do with Allocation Unit ...
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1answer
589 views

how format a usb drive in the right way? (FAT 32 to NTFS)

I bought two usb drives (8 GB) a few days ago. One of them is HP a v245L - 8 GB and the other one is a Silicon Power - 8GB. Their format was FAT32, so i reformatted them to ntfs with my windows 7 ...
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3answers
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Cannot write, format, nor erase flash drive

I have a 4gig flash drive, which I can read from but not write on, erase, nor format in any computer (tried in 7 different computers including xp, vista, and win7). I want to erase all the data ...
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4answers
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Unable to format usb stick

I have 4GB pendrive. while trying to formatting, it gives Write protected message. The pendrive is not having write protection notch. I have tried is on Windows as well as on Fedora 13. cfdisk & ...
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2answers
1k views

Formatting a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR

Trying to format a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR Why? FAT16 apparently needed while following this tutorial on creating a Parted Magic LiveUSB ...
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4answers
6k views

Completely formatting a USB flash drive

I have a Verbatim Store 'n' Go drive which by default comes with software in a partition which password protects the drive. I want to erase this partition, as it only works on Windows (I'm having to ...
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5answers
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16GB USB flash drive shows as 16MB and is unusable

I have a Sandisk Cruzer 16GB USB flash drive, but it started to show up as 16MB. And I can't use it, it tells me that I need to format the drive or Please insert a disk into drive X. What software do ...