Unable to format kingston 64gb pen drive

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max - Dec 9, 2008 at 08:29 AM
 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 https://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.
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Excellent solution
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Thank you very much trinitron for the link of the software..found it very useful to format my 80 GB perndrive without any problem..formatted it with FAT32 and seems to be working fine without any problem..once again thanks a lot....
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Very thank you, Trinitron! Worked perfectly!
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thanks a lot
i can belieive I got my pen drive into an usable condition
its a very good and 100% working
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THANK YOU so much trinitron for your solution.........it worked.......
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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
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In debted to all
Jun 2, 2009 at 01:50 AM
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
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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!
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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...
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You have a counterfeit 64GB drive see this site for more info:

https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/repairing-counterfeit-flash-drives/
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Dec 9, 2008 at 11:29 AM
try to format in NTSF it's too big for FAT (FAT is limited to 4 GB).
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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
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