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Flash Drive Can't Format - RAW FS

  1. #1


    Cebu City, Cebu, PH
    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Flash Drive Can't Format - RAW FS


    Hi W8F! Good day. I have a problem regarding my 2 USB Flash drives, 4GB and 16GB. I can't format them and I notice it;s FS is RAW, not FAT / NTFS.

    Tried CMD, Disk Management and softwares (EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool) but no to avail.

    Please help me, I don't care the files inside it. I just need it to be usable. Thanks!

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  2. #2


    what did you type using cmd?

    diskpart

    list disk

    etc..?

    try rufus

    https://rufus.akeo.ie/
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  3. #3


    Cebu City, Cebu, PH
    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    what did you type using cmd?

    diskpart

    list disk

    etc..?

    try rufus

    https://rufus.akeo.ie/
    yup! and here's rufus results

    my 2 usb.

    CDR KING
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    LexarŽ JumpDriveŽ S50 USB Flash Drive | Lexar
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    WARNING!!!
    MAKE SURE YOU SELECTED THE CORRECT DISK!!!!! THE USB DISK!!! DO NOT DELETE YOUR HARD DRIVE!! OK!!



    did you try this?

    Open up Commmand Prompt in Admin mode.. (right click the CMD and open as Admin..)

    then

    1.type diskpart..

    2. type List disk

    3. type list volume

    4. type select volume (whatever correct usb # shown)

    5. type list disk (and look)

    make sure you are on correct selected usb disk

    6. then type clean










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    2.

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    3.


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    4,

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    If all this still doesn't work, Private message me and we will team viewer and I will personally beat the crap out of that USB for you in front of your screen either by diskpart or low-level programs..

    and you if you still have the read only error we will just try to run this in DiskPart again..:


    Type in ATTRIBUTES DISK, and Diskpart will tell you what you want to know about your flash drive. Most important is the first line Current Read-only State: Yes. This lets us know that, indeed, the flash drive is write protected. To remove the write protection with Diskpart, type the command ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY. If it works, that will be confirmed by the line Disk attributes cleared successfully.
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    then try Gparted.. but make sure you read up on how to use it correctly!!

    GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions
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    Cebu City, Cebu, PH
    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Tried diskpart
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    Tried ATTRIBUTES DISK

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    //gparted is out of my league. i'll dig that up during my freetime. BTW thanks a lot @brooksndun
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    Edit**

    ah sorry didn't see the second picture!

    ok.. is there a lock protect switch anywhere on the drive? like this?

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    and finally good luck going through all this.. hah

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...winserverfiles
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  10. #10


    Cebu City, Cebu, PH
    Posts : 13
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    No, it doesn't have have a switch. My drive manufacturer are the following:

    Tried https://social.technet.microsoft.com...winserverfiles and it successfully turns to Current Read-only State: No but when formatting in disk management it says...
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    No other way to solve the issue? I've lost my hope w/ this 2 drive. flash drive are expensive here and I'm just a student w/o income.

    Thanks a lot for following my problem.

    P.S. after formatting the drive and typing the command
    Code:
    attrib disk
    , the Current Read-only State: Yes.
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