Windows 10: Formatting USB stick/usb hdd issues

  1.    24 Jun 2018 #1

    Formatting USB stick/usb hdd issues


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    help how do i fix this problem. it's been a real problem for the past 3 weeks.
    Last edited by aaronpotter; 24 Jun 2018 at 01:57. Reason: mistake
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  2.    24 Jun 2018 #2

    Drive has probably failed. Try this.

    Run admin command prompt and type

    diskpart

    list disk

    select disk n (n is number of usb drive)

    clean (wipes drive - do not select wrong drive!)

    create partition primary

    select partition 1

    format fs=ntfs quick

    assign

    exit

    exit

    If any step fails, drive has almost certainly failed.
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  3.    24 Jun 2018 #3

    nope didn't work. i have a 1bt usb hdd, was working fine until i put on these computers. so if it's not the device whats wrong with my windows installs
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  4.    24 Jun 2018 #4

    Well in used a win 7 computer to check my usb/usb and they formatted fine on the first time. I also downloaded a clean msdn Iso to reinstall both computers. Does anyone know why this happened. I was using team is isos may be they was the problem
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  5.    26 Jun 2018 #5

    I once had a problem similar to yours with a USB stick, and the only way to re-format it was by using the diskpart procedure ( as shown by cereberus ) BUT only after replacing the "format fs=ntfs quick" command with "format fs=ntfs" which performed a full format of the USB stick. ( I can only presume that the full formatting command does some low level error checking ? )

    The USB stick had been working working perfectly in a Windows XP desktop, and also worked perfectly on a Windows 10 desktop for some time, before I decided to re-format it, at which point neither the XP nor the 10 desktops could do it through the graphical format utilities on those machines. The diskpart procedure did not work until I let it do a full format.

    Is it possible that Windows 10 could have some how messed around with the partition table or something whilst scanning it?

    I have no idea.
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