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Windows 7: Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

10 May 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try using Diskpart.

Click on the button type CMD inside the Search programs and features. Right click on CMD under neath Programs (1) choose Run as administrator. On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button. Command Prompt opens to path C:\Windows\System32>_

Type the commands below . Press <ENTER> after every command inputted.
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK #
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note
The # is the USB flash drive number. Usually it is Disk 1 when you have only 1 hard drive installed. Disk 0 is your internal Hard drive



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10 May 2013   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, now repeat the Low Level format, but now check Perform quick wipe (just remove partitions and MBR) and then Format this device. This will just take a second to undo whatever has been done by Windows Disk Management.

Then format to FAT32 with the HP Tool. If it goes through we will know that your pen drive is good.

After ascertaining this, format it with the same HP Tool to NTFS.( In both cases quick format will do as your first sector will be clean)

I shall wait for your reply before going to bed.

EDIT: You can try VistaKing's suggestion too. your choice.
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10 May 2013   #13
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Try using Diskpart.

Click on the button type CMD inside the Search programs and features. Right click on CMD under neath Programs (1) choose Run as administrator. On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button. Command Prompt opens to path C:\Windows\System32>_

Type the commands below . Press <ENTER> after every command inputted.
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK #
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note
The # is the USB flash drive number. Usually it is Disk 1 when you have only 1 hard drive installed. Disk 0 is your internal Hard drive
So, what will be my # ?


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10 May 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can't tell in Windows, it give drives letter, while diskpart gives them numbers. A real big clue is to look at the size of the drive in diskpart.
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10 May 2013   #15
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What to do now ?


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10 May 2013   #16
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yep, you can have a look at this tutorial on diskpart Clean, Clean all Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

List Disk will show you all the disks, and you should select the number that shows your pen drive capacity.

Essentially, the next clean command does the same thing, as what the LLF Tool will do when you select "Perform quick wipe (just remove partitions and MBR)"
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10 May 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The command is

Code:
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
Note   Note
If you don't add the " Quick " command formatting the drive will take a while
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10 May 2013   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You forgot the select disk #(Your USB drive) part. It will respond with Disk # is now the selected disk. Now do the format fs=ntfs quick
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10 May 2013   #19
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
The command is

Code:
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
Note   Note
If you don't add the " Quick " command formatting the drive will take a while
After create primary partition, I get three options.
And format fs=ntfs quick, results in "There is no volume selected".


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10 May 2013   #20
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

After you type Create primary partition type the commands below

Code:
SELECT PARTITION 1
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
ASSIGN LETTER=?
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note
The ? Is for a drive letter .
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