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Windows 7: Pen drive format problem.

23 Jul 2011   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have another PC you can plug this drive into, or another USB port? This has me stumped.


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23 Jul 2011   #32
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Yes. Which one would you like?
Just joking...
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23 Jul 2011   #33
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Both if possible. Read Only is an attribute which must be applied...odd it can't be removed. Is the drive one you bought or supplied by someone with, say, software on it?
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23 Jul 2011   #34
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

I started to put Xp on it but it wouldn't work.
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23 Jul 2011   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe it is Knackered.
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23 Jul 2011   #36
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

I suppose it could be but I am sure if I could just refresh the Mbr.

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Addendum
Would anyone know what the password would be for Administrator on an Xp recovery disk?
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23 Jul 2011   #37
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html


Use the bootable CD to see if you can access the pendrive.

Have you tried MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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23 Jul 2011   #38
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

It posted after a format ' Bad DisK '. Boohoo.
Thanks for your help though. I'm off to bed. Night!
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23 Jul 2011   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome, sorry to hear the drive was bad after all. So, off to the store for a new one.
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24 Jul 2011   #40
Bill2

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

Just looked at that diskpart window, are you typing the command correct? E.g. readonly is one word. Check.
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