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Staples 128gb USB killed by Win10 MCT?


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#1 hateway

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

After a long tug-of-war with MS Support, they effectively rendered my Staples USB 128GB useless. This happened once before and when I was 1/2 assed watching they repaired it but I don't remember/can't find how. It shows as a drive letter, but reads empty and when you try to format it you cant (see attached) 

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:48 PM

Open an elevated command prompt. Press the Windows key + X. Command prompt as admin. It may say Powershell as admin. If that is the case when powershell opens type cmd at the prompt to the command shell.

 

Type the following commands

diskpart
list disk
select disk X        Where X is the number associated with your 128GB flash drive. Be very careful and make sure you are selecting the correct number
clean                This will wipe all partitions off the drive. This is why you need to make sure you are using the correct number. You do not want to wipe your hard drive.
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick

Remove the flash drive and attach again. Does Windows detect it?  If you want to format to fat32 substitute fs=fat32 for fs=ntfs



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

Open an elevated command prompt. Press the Windows key + X. Command prompt as admin. It may say Powershell as admin. If that is the case when powershell opens type cmd at the prompt to the command shell.

 

Type the following commands

diskpart
list disk
select disk X        Where X is the number associated with your 128GB flash drive. Be very careful and make sure you are selecting the correct number
clean                This will wipe all partitions off the drive. This is why you need to make sure you are using the correct number. You do not want to wipe your hard drive.
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick

Remove the flash drive and attach again. Does Windows detect it?  If you want to format to fat32 substitute fs=fat32 for fs=ntfs

Thank you sooooooo much! THIS IT! 



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:09 PM

Your Welcome, glad that sorted out for you and thanks for posting an update.






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