usb in raw format

January 19, 2010 at 01:38:04
Specs: Windows XP
Hi ppl i need some help i have a 4gb Mecer stick whick is in RAW format.When i plug it in it asks me to format the drive and i do but it give me an error that the format was unsuccessful.Is there any way in which i can convert the file format to either NTFS or FAT32. I dont mind if the data is lost as long as i can get the PC to open the drive so that i can use it. Thanks

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#1
January 19, 2010 at 02:58:07
... try this Low Level Format Tool


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#2
January 19, 2010 at 03:34:27
i tried that and it still dont work.

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#3
January 19, 2010 at 03:39:39
... try this

... hope this one helps you

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#4
January 19, 2010 at 04:04:08
More bad luck dude when i try to format it, it tell me that the
drive is write protected.i thinking of giving up now

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#5
January 19, 2010 at 04:07:54
... never give up click>: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...

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#6
January 19, 2010 at 04:20:34
Thats for a Scandisk this is a Mecer

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#7
January 19, 2010 at 04:41:17
... deactivate write protection for usb reg entry for any!


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#8
January 19, 2010 at 05:01:28
Its not gving the option for "StorageDevicePolicies"

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#9
January 19, 2010 at 06:03:31
Is there a physical switch on the drive?

I found that South African brand online but it doesn't appear they sell a 4GB flash drive. Maybe what you have is a counterfeit drive made to look like a 4GB but isn't. That is just a guess based on this being done in the past.

Try working with the drive in Disk Management. Start by deleting any existing partitioning.


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#10
January 19, 2010 at 06:08:01
Ok there is no switch on the drive.as a matter of facted this drive was working before when my friend had it becoz there is stuff on it like mp3s en pics something most of happened to change the file format to RAW

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#11
January 19, 2010 at 06:18:11
Improper removal of the drive can cause that to happen. You also need to understand that type of storage is the most prone to failure. It is not intended for permanent storage.

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#12
January 19, 2010 at 06:31:44
Ya i know but hay i was jus tring to save a stick from being thrown into the bin HAHAHAHAHA

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#13
January 19, 2010 at 06:32:59
Did you try Disk Management?

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#14
January 19, 2010 at 06:36:47
yes i did

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#15
January 19, 2010 at 07:37:22
open "notepad" copy n paste below into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:00000000


... click notepad file (tab) then "save as"

... "save as type" All Files

... give it the name "EnableUSBWrite.reg"

... once saved right click it option "merge"


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edit/ the line starting:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.... and ending.....StorageDevicePolicies] should be all one line!

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