Help with formatting USB drive!

Kingston 16gb datatraveler usb 2.0 flash...
July 11, 2010 at 21:02:39
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, here's the deal. I just bought a KINGSTON
16GB USB Drive, and I needed it to be NTFS
instead of FAT32. For some reason, the
formatting failed, and now whenever I try to
format it normally (right clicking the drive on
my computer) it says it is unable to complete
the format, if I try using disk management, it
gives me an error saying something of a
redundancy check. I tried using cmd.exe to
simply run FORMAT E:, and that told me that
the file system is RAW and too big for FAT32.
I've also tried a couple of third-party programs,
but to no avail... Most of them just say the
drive is media protected (which i don't
remember it being...) I even edited the registry
to make sure it isn't media protected, but I get
the same error...
Can anyone help me format this drive
properly? I don't even care if it's FAT32 or
NTFS anymore, I just want it to work.
Please and thank you.

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#1
July 11, 2010 at 23:10:13
... you could try this

... also this here is worth a "gander"


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#2
July 12, 2010 at 15:12:27
I have tried both the program and the registry edit thing, but
neither work =\

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#3
July 12, 2010 at 17:24:58
If it is a new drive, why not return it under warranty?

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#4
July 12, 2010 at 19:45:23
"For some reason, the
formatting failed.."

It may not have been getting a good enough connection from the USB port it was plugged into.
See the first part of Response 1
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

"I tried using cmd.exe to
simply run FORMAT E:, and that told me that
the file system is RAW and too big for FAT32. "

It's too big for FAT (FAT16) - ~ 2.1gb limit - but not FAT32.
Windows won't allow you to use FAT32 for partitions larger than 32gb, but that would not apply for this drive.

"Most of them just say the
drive is media protected (which i don't
remember it being...)"

Which Kingston model is it?
Some models are protected by "hardware" on the drive itself.


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#5
February 15, 2011 at 17:10:39
I have the same problem, do you have a solution now?

My USB is Kingston DataTraveler Locker 4GB.


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#6
February 16, 2011 at 11:48:07
poyeah

If your problem is NOT EXACTLY the same as EVERYTHING AceOfSkies said, click on the Start a discussion button to make your OWN topic,and describe as much as you can think of about your problem in that !

If your problem IS EXACTLY the same, see response 4 above.

"Kingston DataTraveler Locker 4GB."
should be
Kingston Data Traveler Locker 4GB

There is NO significant advantage to using the NTFS on a 4gb flash drive !
It came with FAT32 software partitioning / formatting - the only glaring disadvantage of FAT32 is no one file can be larger than 4gb and you can't have a file larger on that 4gb drive in any case !

DataTraveler Locker & Locker+
http://www.kingston.com/ukroot/flas...

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ Part Numbers:
DTL+/4GB, DTL+/8GB, DTL+/16GB, DTL+/32GB

Downloads - USB DataTraveler
http://www.kingston.com/support/usb...

DataTraveler Encryptor is Kingston's DataTraveler Locker tool, enabling you to create and access a password-protected secure area, called a Privacy Zone, on your DataTraveler drive. (12/14/2009)

DT Encryptor software and User’s Manual are included in this download file.

DataTraveler FAQs
http://www.kingston.com/support/usb...

Email Technical Support for help for your drive
Technical Support Problem Report
http://www.kingston.com/support/For...


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