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Windows 7: Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

10 May 2013   #21
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"There is no partition selected"


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10 May 2013   #22
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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10 May 2013   #23
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
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.
I'm trying this now :P
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10 May 2013   #24
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tried what jumanji said.
Low level format successful, format to fat32 successful.
When I tried to format to NTFS, the format failed ....
Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS-fat32.png Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS-fail.png


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10 May 2013   #25
VistaKing

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

Start over

Close the command prompt .

Open a new elevated command prompt

Click on the start button type CMD inside the Search programs and files box . Right-click on CMD under Programs (1) choose Run as administrator . On the User Access Control window click on the Yes button .

Command Prompt opens to C:\Windows\System32>_

Type the following
Code:
DISKPART
SELECT DISK #
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
ASSIGN LETTER=?
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note

# is the drive number . Usually its Disk 1 if you have only one hard drive and one USB flash drive in the PC
ACTIVE command makes the drive bootable
? Type in a Drive Letter
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10 May 2013   #26
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS-untitled.png


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10 May 2013   #27
VistaKing

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

How big is this USB drive ? Is it able to format in FAT32 ?
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10 May 2013   #28
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uchiha View Post
I tried what jumanji said.
Low level format successful, format to fat32 successful.
When I tried to format to NTFS, the format failed ....
Attachment 267553 Attachment 267554
As seen here it easily formats to FAT32.
It's a 32 GB Kingston DataTraveler.
Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS-441096_090922152725_kingston-datatraveler-usb-2-0-flash-drive-32gb.jpg


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10 May 2013   #29
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Whatever you do, do after you do what is in the following screenshot.

Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS-11-05-2013-09-03-55.jpg

( For your information, I had tried what I had prescribed in post #12, on my Imation 1 GB pendrive, verbatim and was able to format it both as FAT32 and NTFS.)


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10 May 2013   #30
VistaKing

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

Try this

Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.

Find Disk Drives and expand it.

Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the Properties dialog box.

Click Policies tab.

By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press OK.


Didn't see the above post. Was the samething as above post
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