Windows 10 won't recognize flash drive


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    Windows 10 won't recognize flash drive


    Hi I formatted my flash drive with HD low level format tool and now Windows can't see it it knows it is there but it doesn't show up I want to format it again to fat 32 but I can't thanks.
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    gibbsy09 said:
    Hi I formatted my flash drive with HD low level format tool and now Windows can't see it...
    This one?
    Low Level Format Tool will clear partitions, MBR, and every bit of user data...
    Download HDD Low Level Format Tool - MajorGeeks

    The first question that springs to mind is 'why a low level format?' If you were trying to erase all user data there better tools for the job that won't remove the partition information along with the data, CCleaner is just one example.

    Does File Manger say 'Please insert a disk into USB drive...' if you try to access it? That's because there's no partition on it any more.

    ....I want to format it again to fat 32 but I can't...
    You should be able to do this using Disk Management (type disk management in the Cortana/Search box to find and run it). You should see it listed there, its space marked as 'Unallocated'. Right-click on its unallocated space, select 'New simple volume' then follow the instructions.
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    Thanks for the reply no it says nothing anywhere I just here the little chime when I put the flash drive in and that's it I uninstalled it and tried putting it in but same again just the chime, also when I put it in it doesn't seem to assign a driver really frustrating.
    BTW the link for the format tool do you want me to download that or have you just put it there as an example the reason I used the low level tool was because that was the advice given on Techkings thanks.
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    Thanks very much bree the disk management done the trick much appreciated.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    Great! Don't forget to mark this 'Solved'.
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