USB faults


  1. HTH
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    USB faults


    Ahoy!
    I have a minor problem.
    I have an android tablet in which I use a USB flash drive to transfer to my Windows 10 (1909 Build 18363.720) computer and back again as need be.
    The problem is every time I stick the USB drive in a port (any port) Windows 10 tells there is a fault in the drive and it is recommended that the drive should be scanned and repaired.
    So who am I to argue but when I do scan and repair it tells me that Windows did not find any faults to fix and all is rosy
    So why tell me there was an error in the first place???
    It is not a biggy but it would be good to get an answer of some kind
    HTH
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  2. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 1,135
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    HTH said:
    Ahoy!
    I have a minor problem.
    I have an android tablet in which I use a USB flash drive to transfer to my Windows 10 (1909 Build 18363.720) computer and back again as need be.
    The problem is every time I stick the USB drive in a port (any port) Windows 10 tells there is a fault in the drive and it is recommended that the drive should be scanned and repaired.
    So who am I to argue but when I do scan and repair it tells me that Windows did not find any faults to fix and all is rosy
    So why tell me there was an error in the first place???
    It is not a biggy but it would be good to get an answer of some kind
    HTH
    No repair/scan/fix needed - a false positive hissy-fit from Windows simply because it can't cope with the ignominy and shock of having to read a FAT32 formatted device ("Oh shock horror, how degrading for me", says windows 10.). It's one of Microsoft's/Windows' classic errors-of-last-resort ... "something's not right, don't know what to do ... I know, let's format, solves everything!"

    Portable devices like android tablets require external devices to be formatted FAT32, they can't cope with NTFS (yet), which Windows prefers.

    Annoying, it'll always be there, just ignore (cancel) any such message
    .
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  3. HTH
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    idgat said:
    No repair/scan/fix needed - a false positive hissy-fit from Windows simply because it can't cope with the ignominy and shock of having to read a FAT32 formatted device ("Oh shock horror, how degrading for me", says windows 10.). It's one of Microsoft's/Windows' classic errors-of-last-resort ... "something's not right, don't know what to do ... I know, let's format, solves everything!"

    Portable devices like android tablets require external devices to be formatted FAT32, they can't cope with NTFS (yet), which Windows prefers.

    Annoying, it'll always be there, just ignore (cancel) any such message
    .
    Ahoy matey!
    Thanks for your answer, I shall take it on board
    HTH
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  4. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 11,545
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #4

    Microsoft hasn't given up on FAT32 yet, using the MCT/Media Creation Tool to create a Bootable USB Thumb drive wipes the drive and formats as FAT32 but does have a limit of 32GB partition size regardless of the size of the drive. It's simply a limit of FAT32 on Windows along with its single-file-size limit of 4GB.
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