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Windows 7: Pen drive format problem.

23 Jul 2011   #11
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Did you try formatting as NTFS?


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23 Jul 2011   #12
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Yes!
Same outcome.
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23 Jul 2011   #13
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Try both unplugging and plugging in the device as well as shutting down and leaving your computer off for a few minutes. Let it cool down and try again. Can't guarantee it'll work but it's worth a shot.
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23 Jul 2011   #14
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Right Just tried to Switch off and let it work it's way through so to speak. It did not work. BTW I have tried to format it with Ubuntu as well and it said that the MBR is stopping it from being formatted. How do I change the MBR on a Stick?
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23 Jul 2011   #15
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Never mind I think the stick is Knackered.
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23 Jul 2011   #16
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Maybe. I searched a bit, and a lot of posts came up saying you have to flick a switch on the drive itself.
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23 Jul 2011   #17
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Like on SD cards? I've never seen such a thing on a flash drive, but it would be great to have.
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23 Jul 2011   #18
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Yes, exactly like on SD cards. I've never seen the switch myself, but I agree. It would be quite useful.
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23 Jul 2011   #19
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Have you run the Clean all command in diskpart?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

make sure you choose the right drive.
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23 Jul 2011   #20
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Have you run the Clean all command in diskpart?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

make sure you choose the right drive.

Check the Pic below. I can't get it to go on line.


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