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Disk in drive G not formatted and won't format

I have has this flash drive for about 3 months and have a lot of school information in it.  When I try opening it, it says that the disk in drive G is not formatted and would I want to format it?  When I click on Yes, it tells me that it cannot be formatted.  What Happened??  The flash was working fine.

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Luck that it would not format or all of your school information would be wiped clean
That is what formatting means ---clean page , no data , nothing
do it again and press no when the question comes up

Posted on Nov 28, 2017

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if you are installing a dos based system thn dos formatting is very good

if you are going to use xp then make boot option in setup as bootable from cd rom
put a win xp setup cd in the cdrom drive
it will boot up saying press any key to continue , and follow the scren instructions
the whole process is that simple a hd can be formatted till bad sectors are not shown up upto 8 %. more thna 8& bad sectors cannot load windows, however dos can still be loaded and so also win me so it doesnot affect the hd
what affects is the jerks and voltage supply variations on the har d disk and some bad virus infections and the temperature the hd has ... always leep hd at a tem p lower than 37 degres c
use a fan to achieve this a 12 volt small fan mounted on the hd .

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

SOURCE: i can't format my 512MB kingston data traveler

Dude I just fixed mine running the SKYMEDI tool version SK6211BA_20080917 on my 8GB kingston datatraveler 100 is hard to get it but you will find it, you need to determine what version of the sw applies to your flash drive, check the SKYMEDI website www.skymedi.com.tw

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 512MB KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER BECOMES SKYMEDI USB DRIVE USB DEVICE..PLS HELP

I think that I have a similar problem (and a potential solution)

1. My thumb drive is 4GB "super talent", and I have used it for about 2years

2. Suddenly, it show up as "REMOVABLE" SKYMEDI USB DEVICE (!)

3. I tried "google" for answer... and did not get further

4. Finally, I righ click on "my computer" -> select "manage" the "computer management" MMC windows open

4.1 I tried the "Disk Management" and it still can not connect to it

4.2 I clicked on "Removable Storage" ... and then I "SKYMEDI..."

4.3. I righ click on the device and select "Task" -> "Free" (thinking ... what can be worst!)

4.4 ... sunddenly ... I see my drive back ... with everything on it....


I hope that this help (... I am guessing that the "removable storage" manager locked this device somehow)

Regards

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: not able to format my pendrive

Make sure you are attaching your pen drive into an USB 2.0 port (also called "high speed USB port"). It must be formatted to FAT32, if it still fails you might try the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. If you are using Windows 98 then you need special driver for your pen drive.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: cant open cant formate my flash

hmmm....hello friends...your pen drive is corrupted...its better to change this pen drive because kingston pen drive is in 5 yr warrenty period... so dont wrry and change it.....or you can try this pen drive to any other computer ...if behaviour is same then i would request to you , change pendrive as soon as possible

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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sir
u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :
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  2. shred all the files which are in pendrive(after shredding u will not be able to recover them)
  3. then try to format it .,
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