|23 Jan 2012||#1|
How Can I Re-Format A Memory Stick?
I installed and formatted a Maxell 32 GB USB memory stick in my Dell computer which has a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. Saved many photos on it, and then removed it. Today I re-inserted it, and the computer wouldn't read it: it advised I must format the stick before it could be used. Knowing full well I was about to wipe the thing clean, I did a "Format" operation, and it is now re-formatted to 1 MB.
Any ideas about how I can restore the thing to 32 GB capacity?
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|24 Jan 2012||#10|
How Can I Re-Format. . .
First of all, thanks to all of you for your advice and suggestions.
I believe I have a hardware failure.
In addition to trying to follow your advisories, I have downloaded, installed, and launched tools available online at:
http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool/3000-2094_4-10974082.html and also at:
Although Windows recognizes the drive, the HP tool does not. The flash memory tool kit re-formats it to 1 MB (again).
So I give up, and will return the drive to the retailer, hoping for a credit or exchange.
Again, thanks for trying to help.
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