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USB data-drives use the 'FAT32' file-formatting scheme, to be compatible with both Apple and PC computers.

Open "My Computer", and click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on the icon for the drive, and choose 'format'.

Kingston... | Answered on Dec 01, 2015


A few important bits of information about using faults and fixes on usb drives

w7

First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:


Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.


In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".


Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".

Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

Check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see

click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box
(I have found better results ticking the first box then return and tick the second box) you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system

also you might need to do this

Click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive F: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing

permissions make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure all three boxes are ticked you full control change and read in windows 7

Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
also
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
Click start right click on my computer select open


Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F: / E: or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions

And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.

you might have restore it to its defaults

Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options

Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults

In XP

Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7


If you need more help with this post a reply.

Kingston DTSE9... | Answered on Nov 19, 2015


A few important bits of information about using faults and fixes on usb drives

w7

First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:

Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.

In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".


Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".

Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers


if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

Check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see

click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box

(I have found better results ticking the first box then return and tick the second box) you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system

also you might need to do this

Click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive F: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing

permissions make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure all three boxes are ticked you full control change and read in windows 7

Click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
also
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
Click start right click on my computer select open


Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F: / E: or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions


And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.


you might have restore it to its defaults

Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options

Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults

In XP

Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7


If you need more help with this post a reply.

Kingston DTSE9... | Answered on Nov 19, 2015


Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start
you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box
then you might have restore it to its default status

Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options

Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults

In XP

Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7

If you need more help with this post a reply

Kingston Genuine... | Answered on Nov 19, 2015


Your card may not be formatted -or- it is and it;s a proprietary format. If you want to format it, here is the instructions (for Windows):
Put your card into your computer (some have a slot or else use a card reader). Right click on that drive after it appears in My Computer and select Format; set the File System drop-down to NTFS (better file storage space) or FAT32 (more compatibility in older operating systems) and click Start.

Kingston 2GB... | Answered on Oct 30, 2015


This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:
  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


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Kingston 4GB... | Answered on Aug 24, 2015


remember that a memory device needs space in which to operate
so a 4gb stick will have less than the 4gb storage
It is very possible that there is some memory being used that results in the 1.96 remaining
one possible solution is to read the stick and see if there is any files or folders than are required and then reformat it to get back to full memory

Kingston Data... | Answered on Aug 01, 2015


Try this:

https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/usb_reset/windows/index.en.html



It worked for me.

Kingston... | Answered on Aug 01, 2015


When the flash drive is inserted and is still detected Kingston, flash drives can be repaired and the data can be saved. Cause, there is damage to the partition table

Solution:
1. Save the data. To saved data, you can use EASEUS Data Recovery software.
2. After the data is saved, to fix the flash drive using the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility (Support Win XP, Vista, 7)

How to install the HP Drive Key Boot Utility to the operating system
Win XP: double click the file cp006049.exe - select Install
Win Vista & 7: double click the file cp006049.exe - select extrack

How to use the software HP Drive Key Boot Utility

For
Win XP, first way:

Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For
Win XP, second way:

Insert the flash drive - open the HP Drive Key Boot Utility - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\Program Files\Compaq\hpdkbu\ flash\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

For Win Vista & 7
, first way:
Insert the flash drive - double click cp006049.exe - for example, extract to C:\HP Drive Key Boot. Open folder C:\HP Drive Key Boot then double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - Create New or Replace ..., select Next - Next select Hard Drive - Create New File system, select Next - wait for the process is completed - Select Next - HP firmware Flash ..., select Next - wait for the process is completed - finish. Then, quick format the flash drive.

For Win Vista & 7, second way:
Insert the flash drive -
double click file hpdkbu.exe - Next - select flash drives - Next - select Backup/Restore - Next - click Restore - click browse, open file C:\HP Drive Key Boot\initrd.img - Next - wait until the process is complete.

Description
initrd.img files, the image file for the schema partition flash drive capacity <= 2GB. For capacity >2GB, example: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, etc when we use the initrd.img file, will be changed to 2GB capacity. To restore the capacity of flash drives, do the Low Level Format. To make the process of Low Level Format, use software HDD Low Level Format Tool.

How to restore the capacity of flash drive Kingston

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Open HDD Low Level Format Tool - select drive - Continue - click S.M.A.R.T - click Get SMART Attributes - click the tab LOW LEVEL FORMAT - click Format This Device - wait for the process is completed - Finish. Then, remove the flash drive from the computer, then insert it again. Then do a quick format the flash drive. Finish

Hope it helps

Kingston... | Answered on Jul 02, 2015


have you tried other a different flash drive of something like a usb charger etc? If it works then then the problem is with the flash drive, if not them its with your USB port

Kingston 16GB... | Answered on Jun 23, 2015


You don't any driver of the USB drives on XP. The drivers are built-in with the OS. If the USB stick does not work than that might be another problem. Read my previous entries, http://www.fixya.com/support/t4094662-usb_key_problem and http://www.fixya.com/support/t4202542-when_plug_in_pc_show_pendrive might be helpful.

Kingston... | Answered on Apr 17, 2015


Try updating USB drivers :)

Kingston 8GB... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015


Brand new? Doesn't sound right. Remove and try a different USB port.

Kingston DT101G2... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015


Format it.

Kingston 16GB... | Answered on Mar 13, 2015


I can think of several possible reasons it's not getting recognized:
1. It's broken
2. Your OS is so old it doesn't recognize it
3. you need a driver you may be able to get from the driver manufacturer

Kingston... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

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