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Windows 7: Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

10 May 2013   #31
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Fine, trying no #25 now


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11 May 2013   #32
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Tried #25 and got "The parameter is incorrect"
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11 May 2013   #33
VistaKing

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

Have you tried running chdsk on the flash drive ?
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11 May 2013   #34
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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11 May 2013   #35
VistaKing

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uchiha View Post
Tried #25 and got "The parameter is incorrect"
What command did you the error message at
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11 May 2013   #36
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uchiha View Post
Tried #25 and got "The parameter is incorrect"
What command did you the error message at
Format fs=ntfs quick
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11 May 2013   #37
VistaKing

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

how about

Code:
format FS=NTFS
Will take a while to format the drive though
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11 May 2013   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Just now, I formatted my only 32GB HP v250W ( made by PNY) to NTFS using the HP Tool. No problem.

Without wasting any further time, I shall go ahead testing the Kingston drive with H2testw.

Download H2testw 1.4 Free - Check your USB for errors with this tool

(Read the Readme file after unzipping it to a folder of your choice.)

Please post the screenshot of the result.

If it turns out to be a genuine 32 GB drive ( at this point of time, I do not rule out that possibility.) then it may be a hardware limitation of Kingston Data Traveler pen drive.

In that case you have two options,

1. Get another brand 32GB pen drive with warranty.

2. Format your Kingston to exFAT with Windows and check whether you can copy and transfer large files. (after cleaning the first sector with LLF tool). Many users who had this problem did that.
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11 May 2013   #39
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
how about

Code:
format FS=NTFS
Will take a while to format the drive though
Same error.
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11 May 2013   #40
VistaKing

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

I'm getting to the point where it won't allow it to format to NTFS even though its 32GB flash drive .

You even get an error when you try to convert from FAT32 to NTFS

Code:
convert X: /FS:NTFS
Note   Note
X is the Drive letter of the flash drive
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