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USB drive acts like formatted

I put my USB hard drive to another computer at work (Windows 7) and after trying to read it for a while in the end it asked me that I need to format it before I can use it. Of course I said no. It was ...
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“You need to format your disk in drive X” message on my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive which worked fine and it is my backup harddrive. There are also some files on it that I would really want to keep. It's a 400GB Freecom drive in FAT32. All of a sudden, ...
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My 4GB USB drive has decided that it should be 2GB

Uh. I looked at the properties on windows, it says that its formatted as RAW, and 0 bytes. When I try to format, no matter what filesystem I use, I can only format to 1.92 GB. I have tried on 2 ...
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Cannot properly format pendrive on Ubuntu 10.10

I put Jolicloud on a pendrive to install it to my laptop, tried it out, didn't like it, and installed ubuntu with a CD instead. Now I want to use my pendrive for storage, so I popped it in, loaded up ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr?

I want to install Ubuntu/OpenSuse through my USB pen drive. I have made it bootable by doing all the necessary procedures. However, upon restarting the laptop to boot from the pen drive, I choose the ...
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Make a bootable pen drive for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB I want to format my laptop through a pen drive. I want to make my pen drive bootable for windows as I don't have a CD burner. Also, my laptop ...
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668 views

Vfat file system on usb-drive for Windows and Linux compatibility

I've just formatted by usb drive to vfat, as I heard that is best to use in both Linux and Windows? What do you think?
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How to change the filesystem label on the vfat filesystem located on device /dev/sdb1?

I just followed the instructions here to format my Kingston usb drive http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-format-usb-pen-drive/ Instead of ext2, I formatted the drive to vfat. I forgot to use the ...
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if a usb pen drive has 64349 cylinders, is it damaged?

I have a 4Gb USB pen drive that I'm trying to format with FAT32. When I run fdisk, it gives me this message: The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 64349. There is nothing wrong with ...
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Reusing a USB Boot Drive - Format back to factory state?

I am trying to reuse a USB boot drive (Mac) for regular file storage on Windows ... when Windows detects it, it won't let me reformat to anything greater than a 40 MB or so - and this is an 8 GB ...