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Fat32 Flash Drive Causes Crashing?


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#1 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:42 PM

Hi Folks,

Been using an 8GB FAT32 flash drive in my USB 2.0 port for about 5 or so months and in the last few days the Windows 2000 Pro OS has been placing 5 BOOTEX.LOG entries on it - one for each auto-reboot after crashing. The log consistently reports no problem on diskcheck after each reboot.

Can I somehow persuade my system not to crash? And if so, how please?
If not, then should I seek a refund or replacement on the basis that it's causing problems too soon after purchase?

You should note I have problems maintaining a connection to the Web due to other unresolved and probably unrelated problems. If you're a glutton for punishment, they're posted in the Windows 2000 forum.

If you need to ask questions, please do so - I'll answer ASAP.
Thanks (and may the medicine taste bad) :thumbsup:


EDIT: 'Phoned the supplier tech help who said I should format it. I wont be able to try for a couple of days as I'm using it to download two torrents of 4.1GB and 3.4GB.
I'm not sure if formatting it is such a good idea, what do you think?
In fact, (and don't laugh too loudly) but I'm not even sure how to go about it....

Edited by Rob8UrChips, 01 October 2007 - 04:46 AM.

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#2 Rob8UrChips

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:37 PM

Any ideas or comments folks - it's crashed another 6 times since the last Post.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:59 PM

I formatted my 2gb flash drive once when I tried to install pen drive linux and screwed up. It works fine now.

To format a drive, go onto my computer, and right click the disk. There you should see format. Once you click that a little window should pop up asking you how you would like to format it. Make sure the right amount of space is selected (it should be the default that comes up), Fat32, and all that other stuff.

Also, you may know this, but formatting will delete all data off of it.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:42 PM

I don't think that this is related to your flash drive - but formatting it can't hurt.

I suspect that it's related to the STOP 0xd1 error from your other post (a bad driver, bad RAM or a corrupt pagefile). I'd suggest posting this info over with the original thread to let those folks know what's going on.
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