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Formatting Usb Drive


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#1 L8comer

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:04 PM

When I tried to load a FAT file onto my USB, the computer told me I had to format the drive ; so I did. It took the computer about 15 minutes to do it. Now when I open my drive, in properties, it says "0 used space" (in blue) and also
"0 free space" (in pink)?????? The pie chart is all blue. Is my drive any good anymore? Since it has "0 free space" !!!!!
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:59 PM

I would have formatted as FAT32...I think that's a reasonable standard for external drives connecting via USB.

What file format did you elect?

"External USB" can be various things...external hard drive or flash drive?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

It was my USB stick, I guess flash drive

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:38 PM

Have you tried this drive on another system?

Sounds like it's toast to me if it reflects zero space available and zero used space.

You could always try running chkdsk on it, just like any other attached drive.

My Computer, right-click on drive, Properties, Tools tab, Check Now, put checks in both boxes, Start.

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