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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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What is the difference between a quick and full format?

I am installing Windows XP on a computer and again I got to the point where it asks you to choose between a quick format and a full format. What is the difference? I know with Windows 7 & 8 ...
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3answers
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Can I boot, format and install Windows XP without a keyboard?

How can I bootup, format and drive and install XP without a keyboard? Is it possible?
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2answers
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How can I format Windows XP SP3 without having a CD-ROM drive?

My desktop is full of useless things, so I want to format my drive. I have made some changes in C:\WINDOWS to run some software and themes, but perhaps due to this WinToFlash is not working. I don't ...
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1answer
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How do I mark/make the C drive unbootable while within Windows XP?

How do I reformat the boot drive or mark the boot drive as unbootable while booted into Windows XP? Caveat: I want to be able to do this without having to boot to another type of media to do this. ...
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3answers
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Error loading operating system: format Windows 7 to Windows XP Service Pack 3

I saw that there are other questions like mine here. But O also saw that some problems where solved with fixmbr from a Windows 7 recovery console, but that didn't work for me. I bought my laptop with ...
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6answers
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IOCTL call error when trying to format an SD card

Found an SD card (1GB) lying around. Thought I might pop that into my card reader and see if anything is on it. Nothing. There isn't even a file system on it. I right-click and go "format" but ...
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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 ...
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Should I choose 'Format' or 'Format (Quick)' when installing Windows XP?

When installing Windows XP, there is a prompt for formatting the disk. What is the difference between an NTFS 'format', and an NTFS 'format (Quick)'?