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Format USB flash Pen

By kavitbica ·
Hi friends, i am using a 1GB Mecer Flash Drive Memory Pen to manage my files from my job to home pc. today suddenly when i came home and inserted the flash memory into the usb port it apears on My Computer desktop but when i click to open it, it says: the disk in drive k is not formated, do you want to format it now? then when i pressed yes a new window appeared for formatting the drive k and when i pressed the start button and then ok, it starts formating but when it finish formatting. It gives an error saying: Windows was unable to complete the format. I tried lot of times but cant do it, pls help me with this metter.

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Problem with the drive itself or USB communication

by faradhi In reply to Format USB flash Pen

Usually when this problem occurs on a USB drive it is because there is a problem with the communication between the USB drive and Windows.

Try it on another computer. However, I am not sure what the Windows format util will do to a USB flash drive. I have always used the util that comes with the drive.

Good luck!

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by kaptandrews In reply to Format USB flash Pen

ther could be a couple of different things going on with it...

1) Not stoppig the drive before pulling it from the work computer to take it home. File can get currupt.

2) The file system type between the two machines could be causing problems. (FAT32 vs NTFS)

http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/08/fix-format-usb-flash-drives/

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not working yet

by kavitbica In reply to Format USB flash Pen

any other suggestion or external tool that i can use to format my pen????

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I know its been over a month

by faradhi In reply to not working yet

But if you still have the drive and have not formatted the thing, this utility may be able to recover the files.

http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizardpro/index.htm

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USB Problem

by Manjunath.info In reply to Format USB flash Pen

Hi,
I Am Manju from India,Regarding ur problem,u need to format ur drive using HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool ,it soves your problem

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