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"Unsupported USB" error message on DVD player...USB drive formatted with FAT32


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#1 computergeek522

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:27 PM

OK.  Let me see if I can sum this up for you.  I have an external hard drive (1TB) that I keep video files on.  I was experiencing a massive space loss, but couldn't figure out why.  Then I read a thread in a forum about how sometimes, FAT32 causes space loss.  So I decided to format the drive to NTFS.  Moved all my files to my laptop (which was fun, let me tell you....ugh), and formatted the drive to NTFS.  Voila, space was back! YAY! Moved all my files back to the external HD and plugged it back into my DVD player (which has a USB port, and it's what I've always used as a method of watching my files via the external HD.) 

 

Started up the hard drive, started up the DVD player....only to see that the USB wasn't recognized.  DAMMIT.  Found out that my particular DVD player doesn't support hard drives/flash drives unless they're formatted to FAT32 (which, admittedly, I should have known because I had to switch it to FAT32 when I first got the drive...)

 

So.  Moved all my files off the drive AGAIN, reformatted AGAIN, this time back to FAT32....plugged everything back in, turned everything back on, and.....

 

"Unsupported USB."

 

.....I am about to throw the whole system out the window.  WHAT THE HELL.  It has to support one file system! It did right up until, like, three days ago! What changed?!

 

Can someone help me figure out what the HELL is going on here?!


Edited by computergeek522, 17 June 2013 - 01:27 PM.

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