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Windows 7: Removing U3 from a flashdrive.

05 Feb 2010   #1
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Removing U3 from a flashdrive.

I have a couple of flashdrives (USB sticks) with U3 installed, apparently this was used In XP, so far all the tools I've tried to format it have refused to work in Win 7,
Does anyone know of a way to remove this U3 partition.

My reason for having to get rid of it, my Foxsat HDR will only accept Fat 32 and it rejects the drive because of the U3 partition, even though the rest is Fat 32.

I need some way to force format.


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05 Feb 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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05 Feb 2010   #4
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

They don't work. I just keeps failing to respond, and closes down.
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05 Feb 2010   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

low level format it.
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05 Feb 2010   #6
brady

 

what fails to respond? the application(s) or the drive?
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05 Feb 2010   #7
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The application fails to respond (Close down)
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05 Feb 2010   #8
brady

 

have you tried the app in compatibility mode? and have you tried the low level format that TGS suggested?
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05 Feb 2010   #9
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
low level format it
Whats a low level.?
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05 Feb 2010   #10
brady

 

couple of programs that can do that for you: this should work: HDDGURU: HDD Low Level Format Tool
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