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#1 James J

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:42 AM

While loading a new copy of Win7 pro.
I forgot that my 4GB flash drive was attached to my computer. I needed to format the HDD and thats when I noticed that the flash drive was still attached. At this time I removed the flash drive. Now whenever I try to use the drive it want's to format and if i engage the format it fails. Have I destroyed the flash drive?

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:10 AM

Hi James and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Please try this suggestion from ehow.com

http://www.ehow.com/how_2006214_format-flash-drive.html

Let me know if this works or not.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:48 PM

Launch the command prompt window and run this command to force format your flash drive:

format H: /FS:NTFS /x

Replace H: with your own flash drive letter. Good Luck!

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:52 PM

Good suggestion Trezax, I'm interested in hearing whether it allows him to format it that way.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:46 AM

Thanks MrBruce and Trezax for your response no joy with he format plan, going to download the GParted or @ least check it out. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. This is what worked for me.
Running Win7 >Control panel > Admin tools > Computer management > Disk management > Highlighted removal 3.75 GB disk (this is the flash drive that needed formatted) right clicked and formatted from there and great JOY.

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