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[HELP] Wrong USB Format

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, 

So here is the deal. 

I have a DELL Inspirion 7567 1TB HDD stock + additional Adata 256GB SSD m.2 

Today I choose to remove the hdd and put a 120gb samsung 840 evo sata ssd I had lying around. 

After making a bootable win 10 usb to install a fresh windows on my laptop I went to the installation process and the formatting of the ssds. 

Formated the m.2 ssd and the samsung 120gb. 

I wanted to install the windows on the 120gb sata ssd. 

But got the error message: "windows cannot be installed on this disk" 

So I went to cmd with shift+f10 and did the following "which was very stupid from my side" and didn't even think woth my head:

Spoiler

 

Open the diskpart tool:

diskpart

Identify the drive to reformat:

list disk

select disk <disk number>

clean

convert gpt

exit

 

I saw three disks. At first I was like wtf this must be a bug. So with the commands above I formated the samsung evo ssd and Kingston 128gb USB stick where the windows media creation tool created the installation. 

So now realising the mistake I made went back to my other laptop to format the USB stick back but it's all f ed up. 

The windows doesn't say the size of the usb anymore and regardless the way I format it doesn't change anything It just says "Drive F" 

Normally the usb could be formated only in to ways exFAT and NTFS becuase of the size but now it also can be formated as FAT32. 

Is there a way to fix my USB stick or have I "bricked it"? 

 

Sorry for the long read. 

Thanks! 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, RadiatingLight said:

use rufus do clean up the drive and restore it to normal

Will do! 

Tell you the result shortly 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

use rufus do clean up the drive and restore it to normal

Thank you man! You saved me! 

I had a really stressful day... first my gtx 980 died on my desktop and now these problems with my laptop. It's a long day. 

Stay safe! Stay home! 


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  • 2018 Build --> Ryzen 7 2700X {} ASRock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 {} Gigabyte RTX 2070 8GB {} 2x8GB HX Fury 3200MHz {} Toshiba P300 2TB {} Kingston 480GB A1000 {} Corsair RM750W {} Enermax LIQMAX II 240 {} Fractal Focus G
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