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Windows 7: Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

10 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Cannot convert flash drive to NTFS

As the title suggests, I simply can't convert my flash drive to NTFS.
It's a 32 GB Kingston Data-traveler.
The " convert G: /FS:NTFS " gives "First sector of NTFS is unwritable, etc..
And when trying to format by right-clicking and selecting NTFS, it says that Windows could not format successfully.

IMPORTANT : Under Computer Management > Device Management, the Disk does not have a format..



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10 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Good that you are there.

Do you have any data on your drive? Or you just want to format your drive to NTFS?
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10 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Good that you are there.

Do you have any data on your drive? Or you just want to format your drive to NTFS?
I have no data in my drive.
I just need to transfer around 30 GB to another computer, so you can see the problem, the format being FAT32.
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10 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.2.3 Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 Free - Windows-based Format Utility for HP Drive Key or DiskOnKey USB Device

Plug in your pen drive.

Right click on HPUSBDisk.exe and run as administrator.

Make sure you have selected the correct drive, choose NTFS and uncheck the Quick Format option, so that a full format will be done and start.

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Let us see whether it takes care of the possible bad sectors and is able to format.

If it fails, then you may have to try a low level format. But first the above.


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10 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Another failed attempt.....


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10 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, Now do the following.

Low Level Format:

Download Windows Executable (works without installation) of HDD Low Level Format Tool version 4.25 from HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool run it and low level format the pen drive. Make sure to select the correct drive for formatting. If low level formatting is completed successfully, do a regular format in Windows Disk Management.

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10 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Any more tricks up your sleeves ?


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10 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You didn't say whether the low level format completed successfully.

And I have many more up my sleeves . But I think you would now like to go to bed, na
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10 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
You didn't say whether the low level format completed successfully.
It did.
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10 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
You didn't say whether the low level format completed successfully.

And I have many more up my sleeves . But I think you would now like to go to bed, na
I'm wide awake
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