Unable to format kingston 64gb pen drive [Solved/Closed]

max - Dec 9, 2008 at 08:29 AM - Latest reply:  genius
- Dec 24, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Hello,
while formating in windows xp it wasnet show me the file system and allocation Unites after clicing format it show me the volume is to big unable to format ,and same in CMD .
plz help me for that
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To solve the problem use HP USB DISK STORAGE FORMAT TOOL V2.1.8. You can find it at http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197. Do not format your 64GB Kingston PenDrive with NTFS file system since it does not function. Use FAT32 instead.

Thank you, trinitron 34

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THANK YOU so much trinitron for your solution.........it worked.......
Thanks A Lot Friend... I Really Works !!! Awsome !!! I was gonna throw my 64 GB Kingstone out for the bloody error.. Thanks...
thanks bussy, I have overcome from the problem also I have learnt a new funda.................. gread idea....thanks a lot!!!!!!!
thanx trinitron I was also going to throw away my 64 gb kingston you saved my money thanx alot
Thanks from me too.
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Here is a note to all having issues with 64GB Kingston flash drives. Kingston stamps the metal part of the USB interface with 2 or 3 rows of numbers. The counterfeit ones will not have this marking. If you have a unit without these markings and your having issues with formatting it, you will never be able to format it as a 64GB drive. At best, try to return it to where you purchased it from.
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The solution

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm

worked will with me to format USB Kingstone 64GB

Device Name: +[F:]+USB Mass Storage Device(USB2.0 Kingston USB Device)
PnP Device ID: VID = 1221 PID = 3234
Serial Number: 10000000000007FC
Revision: 2.50
Device Type: Standard USB device - USB2.0 High-Speed
Chip Vendor: micov
Chip Part-Number: MXT8208

Thanks every one
In debted to all - Jun 2, 2009 at 01:50 AM
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Thanks Trinitron. You got me on the right road. Your link just came up as a blank screen for some reason so with a bit of searching I found another link just in case anyone else had problems.

http://h50178.www5.hp.com/local_drivers/17550/SP27608.exe
Vargas > Alexes - Jun 30, 2009 at 09:52 AM
Trinitron's response got me just a 32Gb drive, but Alexes' one got me a full 64Gb drive!

Thanks a lot!
thx friends . it hopeful software
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Hi dude I have also brought a Kingston 64 GB pen drive. initially it was getting detected and everything seems fine. I am using a Windows XP machine. after formatting the drive the size gets reduced to a mere 8 MB...
xpcman 19077 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus July 10, 2018 Last seen - Jan 17, 2009 at 03:28 PM
You have a counterfeit 64GB drive see this site for more info:

http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/repairing-counterfeit-flash-drives/
xpcman 19077 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus July 10, 2018 Last seen - Dec 9, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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try to format in NTSF it's too big for FAT (FAT is limited to 4 GB).
TheParoxysm 170 Posts Sunday December 7, 2008Registration date March 25, 2011 Last seen - Dec 9, 2008 at 11:47 AM
FAT32 is limited to 3 (sometimes 4) gb file size. The actual volume time is limited to 30gb.

Try partitioning it into several different drives if you need FAT or just use NTFS.
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I faced same problem. I used scandisk in windows XP and select automatically fix file system errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad secotrs. now I can format the drive and It is working fine