Windows can't format

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Voeurn Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday October 23, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2013 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM
PaulCaldera Posts 1 Registration date Sunday February 15, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 15, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015 at 01:39 AM
Hello, I would like to format my USB flash. window was unable to complete the format. and Report that "Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not read-only, and then try again. For more information, search Help for read-only files and how to change them." Thank you advance.
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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 125
Oct 23, 2013 at 01:01 AM
With the Drive attached, go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD.exe icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the command prompt window type chkdsk X: /R and press enter (replace X: with the actual drive letter of your flash drive) now type a Y to unmount the drive. Once Check Disk has checked the file system you can Format the drive.
Some Flash drives have a slider switch on the side to make the drive Read Only, if you have this switch make sure it is set to Write.
Voeurn Posts 3 Registration date Wednesday October 23, 2013 Status Member Last seen October 23, 2013 3
Oct 23, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Sorry, When I type chkdsk E:/R
Message that The type of the file system is RAW.
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.Please help me.
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Sorry, cannot direct access
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PaulCaldera Posts 1 Registration date Sunday February 15, 2015 Status Member Last seen February 15, 2015
Feb 15, 2015 at 01:39 AM
Thanks for the post. I am in the same boat as "Boankh". The message is "cannot access the drive directly". I am using Win 7 x 64 on a Dell Latitude laptop. I can still access the drive and use on my older laptop (Dell Inspiron win 7 x 32) but not recognized on the later one. I am really getting frustrated. Please help. Thank You.
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