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Old 24-03-2012
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This happens to be my problem so far.

I cant use my USB.
  • Whenever I insert a USB. It says that the disk is not formatted. It asks whether I should format the disk or not.
  • When I try to format the USB (I tried every possible way: FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc), it comes to the point wherein it reaches 99%. Then suddenly the computer will say "Windows was not able to complete the Format".
  • I tried using the USB to other computer and it worked just fine.


Then I just noticed this,


Any solutions anyone, or Suggestions? Everything would be appreciated Thank you.

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Old 25-03-2012
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Re: Cannot use any Removable Media (USB)

Have you tried formatting from the cmd if not then try out the below solution and then let me know if it is helping:
Go in to start and then click on run and then insert ?cmd? without the quotes and then press enter (make sure that you are running the same as admin)
When you get a new window enter the below commands (hit enter after each command)
Quote:
Diskpart
list disk
Select your list disk---- not a command
select disk 2
clean
create partition primary
format fs=fat32 quick
exit
just check out the same and see if it is helping.
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Old 25-03-2012
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Exclamation Re: Cannot use any Removable Media (USB)

Doesn't work either (even I had inserted the drive, I guess it couldn't be recognized, even if it shows an icon on my notification area that the device was already connected). I tried the other way to format a USB drive, same results. Here goes for the screenshots




Drive D = USB Drive, When I inserted it on another computer/laptop, it works fine.

Thanks for your suggestion/solution sir. But I'm still looking for the best solution for the problem. Please post any suggestion/solution, I am willing to try any of them
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Old 26-03-2012
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Re: Cannot use USB Drive

I have had similar disk read failures using USB devices. My solution has been to go to the device manager and remove the device. Some items have 2 entries. A wireless mouse is shown in the mouse area as an HID device, but it is also included in a generic USB hub. Deleting the 2 items and then scanning for new hardware seems to reallocate the hardware and allowed proper use.
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Old 28-03-2012
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Re: Cannot use USB Drive

Here's how my Device Manager looks like. There seems to be no conflict among Hardware Devices.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3...vicemanage.jpg



Please help me. Im willing to try the solutions you have. Anyone please?
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Old 29-03-2012
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Re: Cannot use USB Drive

Try to format the usb drive by following the below command prompt method:
  • Open cmd.
  • Start>Run>cmd and format your USB drive. or win-key+R.
  • for ex: If your USB drive letter is J
  • C:\>format J:/q Press Enter Key
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Old 02-04-2012
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Re: Cannot use USB Drive

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Originally Posted by einstein_007 View Post
Try to format the usb drive by following the below command prompt method:
  • Open cmd.
  • Start>Run>cmd and format your USB drive. or win-key+R.
  • for ex: If your USB drive letter is J
  • C:\>format J:/q Press Enter Key
The screenshot was attached on my first post when I tried to use your method. But thanks anyways. Any more solutions you got there brathaaa?
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Old 02-04-2012
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Re: Cannot use USB Drive

Try the below fix to format your usb drive:
  1. Start by opening a new Command Prompt.
  2. Type diskpart.
  3. Diskpart will help us find and select the drive that refuses to format. I used a 512mb usb drive and it was recognized as Disk 4 (in your case it might be different).
  4. Type select disk 4.
  5. Type clean.
  6. Create the primary partition by typing create partition primary.
  7. Format the drive using FAT32 by typing, format fs=fat32 quick. Include the word quick, otherwise the process will take longer.
  8. And assign.
  9. Now that we are done type exit
  10. Because the drive was formatted usign FAT32 Windows now recognizes the same USB Drive.
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