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How do you Format a RAW USB Flash Drive under WinXP

By richelm
Nov 28, 2004
  1. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    The 98SE disc should be bootable. Boot from CD with CD Rom support. If it kick you into Windows setup, quit- it'll take you to a dos prompt, not reboot.

    If not, you can find Win98 boot discs for download (floppy images) that will allow you to use the files off the 98 setup CD in a dos mode.
     
  2. Crabcancer

    Crabcancer TS Rookie

    Hmm, did boot up with my 98SE bootdisk with CD support. Go to a dos prompt. Cannot locate USB to reformat. Recognise my

    A: - virtual drive
    B: - floppy
    d: - CD/DVD

    No usb drive!! Argh!!
     
  3. shan1_ansari

    shan1_ansari TS Rookie

    Hi there
    MetroidFan2002
    Newcomer, in training

    Thanks for tips, it fixed my usb drive, u really genious bro.

    shan
     
  4. Judge

    Judge TS Rookie

    USB 512 Memory Stick

    I Have a similia problem and am in great need of help. My 512 USB memory stick is like Brand new. When I try to use it for the first time I get prompted to Format it. When I try formatting I get message that windows cannot format. I have tried going into administator to do it there, but get the same results, and what more, this is a 512mb memory stick, not a 8mb like the computer is saying. Is there any way to fix this problem, or do I have to find the nearest trash can? Please Help the Judge.
     
  5. mullings

    mullings TS Rookie

    When i try to used my jumpdrive it ask me to insert a disk in drive, when i try to format it i get the message that windows could not format the drive what can i do yo repair my usb drive, i am using windows xp pro it is a (data traveler 512mb and a cruzer mini 1.0 gb drive)
    Hope you could help me...


    Thanks[/QUOTE]
     
  6. sreekanth

    sreekanth TS Rookie

    Hi All,
    Recently I have purchased 2GM simpletech USB 2.0 flash drive.When I tried to use in a WINXP computer, it is saying " the drive is not formatted? Do you want to format it?" . When i tried formatting, it is showing only two options FAT and FAT32. I tried selecting either of them. But at the end I am getting error message "The windows could not format your drive completely?"

    Now, i am not able to use the flash drive.Can anyone help me in resolving this issue.?

    Thanks,
    Sreekanth
     
  7. noumaan

    noumaan TS Rookie

    Hi All,
    Recently I have purchased 64MB USB 2.0 flash drive.When I tried to use in a WINXP computer, it is saying " the drive is not formatted? Do you want to format it?" . When i tried formatting, it is showing only two options FAT and FAT32. I tried selecting either of them. But at the end I am getting error message "The windows could not format your drive completely?"

    Now, i am not able to use the flash drive.Can anyone help me in resolving this issue.?
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,682   +393

    This thread and this thread have all the information this forum can provide. Did you read any of it before posting?
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    that's what the FAQs are for!
     
  10. wallylammbourne

    wallylammbourne TS Rookie

    write protection

    How do I eliminate write protection on my new flash drive?
     
  11. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    hmmmm

    Well, you start by creating your own thread for addressing your issue, reading the forum posting guidelines, and explain better what issues you're having and on what hardware/operating system. ;)
     
  12. nimrod

    nimrod TS Rookie

    thanks for the help, kill disk worked wonders for me. the only problem was that i was only able to format in NTFS format. I took the option and it worked for my computer. but every usb stick i put in my pc, i have to format to ntfs format.

    just a question. im not a technical wizz like everyone else here but, is NTFS compatible with all windows pcs??
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,682   +393

    It is outside of Windows ME, Windows 98 and below.
     
  14. nimrod

    nimrod TS Rookie

    now i have another problem. I used a mirror of the HP Utility Formatter, (or whatever it's called) and i formated my usb to a NTFS format. but after entering and re-entering it about 8 times (for a test) i found that my computer says i have to re-format it again. but like my problem before i try to format it everyway and it says that it is unable to format. i think i may be missing an important driver on my computer. but i have no idea which one.
     
  15. evian26

    evian26 TS Rookie

  16. Kamal Arif Khan

    Kamal Arif Khan TS Rookie

    Hello members. Dear all I am unable to format my USB Disk as my disk is in RAW partition. I have Win Xp OS. Please help. Thanks in advance.
     
  17. m.usman

    m.usman TS Rookie

    I Solved My problem

    I have 512 MB usb flash ram i repartition it in win xp.after re partition the size of my flash ram remains 470MB.

    To solve this problem i remove flash ram's partition in win 2000 then i downloaded the software"KillDiskSuiteFree-Setup" which is sujested by MetroidFan2002. after install it i opened Active@ KillDisk for Windows
    i erase flash ram in Active@ KillDisk for Windows.then i opened disk managment in win xp & jush format it & i got 512MB space .
     
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