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Windows 7: W7x64Pro Flash drive re-format

21 Jan 2010   #1
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 
W7x64Pro Flash drive re-format

Hello,

Great forum !
Most everything going great w/ W7.
Having an issue w/ Flash Thumb Drives.
W/ XP my 8 & 16 gb drives would reformat in seconds.
W/ W7 it is taking a few min....like 5, 7 or more?
Thoughts on this?
fmg


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21 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

Make sure "Quick Format" is checked. Otherwise it does a full format, which can take hours.

~JK
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21 Jan 2010   #3
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I always did a full format w/ XP?

fmg
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21 Jan 2010   #4
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Could the flash driving I'm working w/ right now just be failing?
Its an 8gb & shows 7.63gb in My Computer but will not accept (too large) a 4.14gb WINrar file?

fmg
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21 Jan 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

FAT32 cannot store a file bigger than 4GB. Format with NTFS instead.

And the drive showing up as7.63 is perfectly normal.
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21 Jan 2010   #6
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

yeah, I figured the 7.63 was normal!
I will give NTFS a try, cheers!

fmg
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21 Jan 2010   #7
pdxireland

W7 Pro 64bit
 
 

worked just fine, THANKS !
fmg
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