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Old 09-03-2006
USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT- BLACKIE
 
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USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT

WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE USB FLASH DRIVE ICON, IT ASKS ME TO FORMAT IT AND
WHEN I DO SO AND CLICK FORMAT... AFTER 4 SECS IT TELL ME THAT WINDOWS WAS
UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT AND THE E DRIVE CANNOT BE FORMATTED.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SOON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

IT WOULD BE SO NICE OF U IF U WUD TAKE TIME TO HELP ME ... PLEASE
THANKS


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Old 14-09-2006
Wayne
 
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RE: USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT

I Have literally just made this mistake. I began a windows install and left
the USB flash drive in. I saw it and thought it was a partition on the hard
drive so I deleted it. Not until I attempted to use it I found that I
couldn't simply because the file structure has been removed (NTFS, FAT32 or
FAT 16 (older)).

I literally placed it back in the USB slot and began a re-installation but
ensured I did not touch the C:\ drive.

If you have Windows XP go for an install and at the end you will get the
option to format the drive, this is where you would select the NTFS option.
As soon as windows has formatted it and gave the drive a file structure it
should then work (after being formatted in windows OS).

You also may be able to download a USB manager which does this in windows
(but I could not get one to work in XP, hene why I went through the semi
installation process).

"USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT- BLACKIE" wrote:

> WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE USB FLASH DRIVE ICON, IT ASKS ME TO FORMAT IT AND
> WHEN I DO SO AND CLICK FORMAT... AFTER 4 SECS IT TELL ME THAT WINDOWS WAS
> UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT AND THE E DRIVE CANNOT BE FORMATTED.
>
> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SOON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
>
> IT WOULD BE SO NICE OF U IF U WUD TAKE TIME TO HELP ME ... PLEASE
> THANKS
>

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Old 15-09-2006
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT

And you posted this in the Windows Update newsgroup because ________ ?


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============

Wayne wrote:

> I Have literally just made this mistake. I began a windows install and left
> the USB flash drive in. I saw it and thought it was a partition on the hard
> drive so I deleted it. Not until I attempted to use it I found that I
> couldn't simply because the file structure has been removed (NTFS, FAT32 or
> FAT 16 (older)).
>
> I literally placed it back in the USB slot and began a re-installation but
> ensured I did not touch the C:\ drive.
>
> If you have Windows XP go for an install and at the end you will get the
> option to format the drive, this is where you would select the NTFS option.
> As soon as windows has formatted it and gave the drive a file structure it
> should then work (after being formatted in windows OS).
>
> You also may be able to download a USB manager which does this in windows
> (but I could not get one to work in XP, hene why I went through the semi
> installation process).
>
> "USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT- BLACKIE" wrote:
>
>
>>WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE USB FLASH DRIVE ICON, IT ASKS ME TO FORMAT IT AND
>>WHEN I DO SO AND CLICK FORMAT... AFTER 4 SECS IT TELL ME THAT WINDOWS WAS
>>UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT AND THE E DRIVE CANNOT BE FORMATTED.
>>
>>PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SOON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
>>
>>IT WOULD BE SO NICE OF U IF U WUD TAKE TIME TO HELP ME ... PLEASE
>>THANKS
>>

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Old 15-09-2006
Wayne
 
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT

Blackie can not format the USB drive. The only other problem would be if
there is a major problem with the USB drive. If it has been damaged (loss of
file structure as I had) then that was the way I corrected the problem.

The long description is due to a word called communication. If only half the
story is told only half the information gets passed over and questions are
asked as well as some doubt.

"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> And you posted this in the Windows Update newsgroup because ________ ?
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
> Wayne wrote:
>
> > I Have literally just made this mistake. I began a windows install and left
> > the USB flash drive in. I saw it and thought it was a partition on the hard
> > drive so I deleted it. Not until I attempted to use it I found that I
> > couldn't simply because the file structure has been removed (NTFS, FAT32 or
> > FAT 16 (older)).
> >
> > I literally placed it back in the USB slot and began a re-installation but
> > ensured I did not touch the C:\ drive.
> >
> > If you have Windows XP go for an install and at the end you will get the
> > option to format the drive, this is where you would select the NTFS option.
> > As soon as windows has formatted it and gave the drive a file structure it
> > should then work (after being formatted in windows OS).
> >
> > You also may be able to download a USB manager which does this in windows
> > (but I could not get one to work in XP, hene why I went through the semi
> > installation process).
> >
> > "USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT- BLACKIE" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE USB FLASH DRIVE ICON, IT ASKS ME TO FORMAT IT AND
> >>WHEN I DO SO AND CLICK FORMAT... AFTER 4 SECS IT TELL ME THAT WINDOWS WAS
> >>UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT AND THE E DRIVE CANNOT BE FORMATTED.
> >>
> >>PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SOON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
> >>
> >>IT WOULD BE SO NICE OF U IF U WUD TAKE TIME TO HELP ME ... PLEASE
> >>THANKS
> >>

>

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Old 16-09-2006
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT

Sorry, Wayne. I still do not get why this was not posted to a newsgroup
that deals with XP, but was posted to the Windows Update NG.
My ESP must not be working correctly today ;)

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============

Wayne wrote:

> Blackie can not format the USB drive. The only other problem would be if
> there is a major problem with the USB drive. If it has been damaged (loss of
> file structure as I had) then that was the way I corrected the problem.
>
> The long description is due to a word called communication. If only half the
> story is told only half the information gets passed over and questions are
> asked as well as some doubt.
>
> "MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:
>
>
>>And you posted this in the Windows Update newsgroup because ________ ?
>>
>>
>>MowGreen [MVP 2003-2006]
>>===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>>Never Forgotten
>>===============
>>
>>Wayne wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I Have literally just made this mistake. I began a windows install and left
>>>the USB flash drive in. I saw it and thought it was a partition on the hard
>>>drive so I deleted it. Not until I attempted to use it I found that I
>>>couldn't simply because the file structure has been removed (NTFS, FAT32 or
>>>FAT 16 (older)).
>>>
>>>I literally placed it back in the USB slot and began a re-installation but
>>>ensured I did not touch the C:\ drive.
>>>
>>>If you have Windows XP go for an install and at the end you will get the
>>>option to format the drive, this is where you would select the NTFS option.
>>>As soon as windows has formatted it and gave the drive a file structure it
>>>should then work (after being formatted in windows OS).
>>>
>>>You also may be able to download a USB manager which does this in windows
>>>(but I could not get one to work in XP, hene why I went through the semi
>>>installation process).
>>>
>>>"USB FLASH DRIVE DOES NOT FORMAT- BLACKIE" wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE USB FLASH DRIVE ICON, IT ASKS ME TO FORMAT IT AND
>>>>WHEN I DO SO AND CLICK FORMAT... AFTER 4 SECS IT TELL ME THAT WINDOWS WAS
>>>>UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT AND THE E DRIVE CANNOT BE FORMATTED.
>>>>
>>>>PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SOON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
>>>>
>>>>IT WOULD BE SO NICE OF U IF U WUD TAKE TIME TO HELP ME ... PLEASE
>>>>THANKS
>>>>

>>

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