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trouble with formatting usb flash drive -help me please-

By eve
Dec 17, 2005
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  1. hi, i bought a usb flash memory drive thats 512mb and when i plug it in my pc it says stuff like 'drive not formatted, would u like to format it now?' so when i click yes it only has the option of 256GB and i cant pick any option for the file system or allocation unit size. :( i don't know what to do. PLEASE help me!!! it would be much appreciated. (im not really good with computers and need help)
    thanx, -eve-
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    go to disc management under system management in the control panel. Select the drive letter that corresponds with your USB drive. RAW format it. exit all the way out.

    go to my computer - find your drive.
    Now right click the drive and select format. You will high level format the drive.
    you should be ok
  3. eve

    eve TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi thanx i tried to do it but it didnt work. i think the flash mmory drive is just broken or something :( so im going to try and get a refund. thanx again :)
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