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Unalbe to format USB drive to NTFS

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Unalbe to format USB drive to NTFS


    Hey, I'm trying to format my USB drive to NTFS. When I try with diskpart, it will format to 100% and then give me an error. When I try Rufus, it gives me this log:
    Code:
    Rufus version: 2.1.649Windows version: Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Syslinux versions: 4.07/2013-07-25, 6.03/2014-10-06
    Grub versions: 0.4.6a, 2.02~beta2
    Locale ID: 0x0409
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A833)
    NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
    1 device found
    Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 1947, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x00000000
    Drive has a Windows 7 Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
      Type: NTFS (0x07)
      Size: 14.9 GB (16016998400 bytes)
      Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
    Scanning image...
    Disc image is an UDF image
    ISO label: CD_ROM
      Size: 4683708416 bytes
      Has a >64 chars filename: No
      Has Symlinks: No
      Has a >4GB file: No
      Uses Bootmgr: Yes
      Uses EFI: No
      Uses Grub 2: No
      Uses Grub4DOS: No
      Uses isolinux: No
      Uses KolibriOS: No
      Uses ReactOS: No
      Uses WinPE: No
    Using image: WINDOWS 7 ALL IN ONE(PRE-ACTIVATED).ISO
    
    
    Format operation started
    Requesting disk access...
    Opened drive \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 for write access
    Will use 'F:' as volume mountpoint
    I/O boundary checks disabled
    Analyzing existing boot records...
    Drive has a Windows 7 Master Boot Record
    Volume has an unknown Partition Boot Record
    Deleting partitions...
    Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
    Erasing 128 sectors
    Partitioning (MBR)...
    Closing existing volume...
    Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
    Formatting (NTFS)...
    Using cluster size: 4096 bytes
    Quick format was selected
    Creating file system...
    Error while formatting
    Format error: Undetermined error while formatting.
    Re-mounted volume as 'F:' after error
    
    
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A833)
    NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
    1 device found
    No volume information for drive 0x81
    Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 1947, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x14312767
    Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
      Type: NTFS/exFAT/UDF (0x07)
      Size: 14.9 GB (16016998400 bytes)
      Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A833)
    NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
    1 device found
    No volume information for drive 0x81
    Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 1947, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x14312767
    Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
      Type: NTFS/exFAT/UDF (0x07)
      Size: 14.9 GB (16016998400 bytes)
      Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A833)
    NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
    1 device found
    No volume information for drive 0x81
    Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 1947, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x14312767
    Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
      Type: NTFS/exFAT/UDF (0x07)
      Size: 14.9 GB (16016998400 bytes)
      Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
    I tried formatting on another computer in my house and both methods work fine.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You know pirating windows is a banning offence here right? Using image: WINDOWS 7 ALL IN ONE(PRE-ACTIVATED).ISO
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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