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Windows 7: Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

11 May 2013   #41
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
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
the above mentioned code gets me : "CONVERT is not available for RAW drives"
WHAT THE **** IS HAPPENING ??


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11 May 2013   #42
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

RAW means it does not have any file system for Windows to recognise. I had noticed it after you ran a full format with LLF Tool. It was thus clean and you were able to format it to FAT32.

Get going, format it to FAT32 and test it with H2testw as mentioned in post #38.
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11 May 2013   #43
VistaKing

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

Try

Code:

Diskpart
List disk 
Select disk #
Clean All
This will take a while

Make sure you're running the commands inside an Elevated Command Prompt

Note   Note
The # symbol is the number of the USB flash drive
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11 May 2013   #44
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Guys hang on, I'm in the middles of a H2testw..... or should I cancel it ?
My pen drive is in FAT32 (according to 'Computer' )
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11 May 2013   #45
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No, let it go.

I am also running it on my 32GB pen drive.

clean all doesn't do anything other than what you had done already with the Low Level Format Tool - writing zeroes to all sectors. So you will only be repeating what you had already done.

Again you will asked to format with diskpart and again you will get the same results.

I see no point in it.
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11 May 2013   #46
VistaKing

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

If his 32gb drive can't format to NTFS . I believe his drive is screwed and he should get a new one .
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11 May 2013   #47
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here it is. OMG, this smells like bad news :-


Warning: Only 32746 of 32747 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
226.8 MByte OK (464512 sectors)
31.7 GByte DATA LOST (66599296 sectors)
Details:23.8 GByte overwritten (49949472 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
7.9 GByte corrupted (16649824 sectors)
1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x000000000e2d0000
Expected: 0x000000000e2d0000
Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 19.6 MByte/s
Reading speed: 20.6 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4
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11 May 2013   #48
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, there you are. It is a fake drive and a 256MB at it.

My drive is only 15% finished. Ya, real drive with 32GB and at the end, I shall post the results for posterity.
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11 May 2013   #49
Uchiha

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Case closed then ?
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11 May 2013   #50
VistaKing

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

Uchiha

Word of advice STAY away from Kingston . You want a good USB stick(Flash) you could go with Corsair they have a 5 or 10 yr warranty on their drives . Or you could get a SanDisk
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