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Windows XP and 2000 format differences

I am using a system with old flashdisks, and I need them flashed as FAT drives in order for my product to interact with them. When the disks are formatted through Windows 2000 it works. However, when ...
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1answer
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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1answer
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How to clear any partitioning on an USB flash device on Win7 without admin rights?

I am in a bit of a bind. I need to use my USB device to create a live-usb in order to boot into either my Windows7 partition. However, I do not have access to a computer with admin rights in order to ...
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Flash Memory device now shows 31MB capacity after using as linux live-usb device [duplicate]

The actual capacity of the USB device is 8GB, but after using it as a live-usb device the available memory has reduced to 31MB. I tried formatting the device but that does not solve the problem. Any ...
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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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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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1answer
158 views

Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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3answers
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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Installed Ubuntu on usb drive, now it's read-only and can't be formatted

I installed Ubuntu (ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64) on a 8 gb pendrive. Because it worked pretty slow, I wanted to change it back to a normal pendrive. But this is what happened. Windows7 can't open the ...
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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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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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2answers
418 views

Mounting Image into pendrive resulted in loss of size

I have downloaded a image file of Chromium OS and mounted it into my pen drive (4GB) using Ultra ISO software. It occupied 2GB of my drive. Later I formatted the same in Windows using FAT32 but even ...
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how to format readonly iso9660 USB drive

I have USB drive and its file system is read-only ISO9660. How do I format it? It always says "Readonly FS"
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1answer
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Repair Flash Disk

i have a flash disk, which i somehow **ed doing some formatings and all... now it doesnot work... it is loaded but i cannot copy any files to it and inside there is a large 3.85 GB file with no ...
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4answers
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How to stop Windows 7 from asking to format a disk? [duplicate]

I have this USB flash drive with a Linux partition that I use inside VirtualBox. Each time I insert it into the USB port, windows keeps asking if it should format it. Is there anyway to disable ...
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1answer
625 views

Pendrive is not detecting

I had a westcon pendrive. recently i scanned that device with kaspersky anti virus software and deleted virus, from there onwards when ever i tried to open it says "Please insert a disk into drive ...
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4answers
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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 ...