Windows 10: Can't format my Kingston usb.

  1.    02 Dec 2015 #1

    Can't format my Kingston usb.


    I used my usb to boot Ubuntu onto my laptop that I hoped that I could diagnose it but it didn't work.

    Now, I'd like to use of as a normal usb drive but windows doesn't like formatting it...

    I tried many methods to get it formatted but none of them worked.

    Please tell me a way that would work, thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2

    Hi,

    Have you tried using Diskpart from an admin command prompt to remove the Linux partition ?

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Have you tried using Diskpart from an admin command prompt to remove the Linux partition
    Yes, I have but when I do create partition primary, it gives me this long error message that I can't create the partition because it said that I've reached the limit to create primary partitions.

    Thanks! :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Dec 2015 #4

    Hi,

    Ok, on most USB thumb drives that's normal.
    While you can create multiple partitions on them you can only access and use the first one. You can't assign a drive letter to the other partitions which renders them de facto useless.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    03 Dec 2015 #5

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Ok, on most USB thumb drives that's normal.
    While you can create multiple partitions on them you can only access and use the first one. You can't assign a drive letter to the other partitions which renders them de facto useless.
    So that means that I can't use it anymore ir is there another way?

    Thanks! :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    03 Dec 2015 #6

    Hi,

    You can backup any data on that drive, remove all existing partitions and recreate a new one encompassing the entire drive if you like.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    12 Dec 2015 #7

    fdegrove said: View Post
    You can backup any data on that drive, remove all existing partitions and recreate a new one encompassing the entire drive if you like.
    What program would you reccomend for that?

    Thanks! :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    12 Dec 2015 #8

    Hi,

    For backing up I'd recommend Macrium Reflect Free.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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