Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

How Can I REFORMAT My USB?

Cyguns
 Share

My USB shows as no media in disk management and it shows as 0 bytes even though it should have 128 GB. There was no format option and I was unable to clean it in cmd. How can I fix this drive?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Try going to "Create and format hard disk partitions" on windows and see if you can format it or create a volume there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, timl132 said:

Try going to "Create and format hard disk partitions" on windows and see if you can format it or create a volume there.

There's no option to format or create in disk management.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Cyguns said:

There's no option to format or create in disk management.

Can you share a Screenshot of what it looks like?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, timl132 said:

Can you share a Screenshot of what it looks like?

blob.png.7d6b3e64b834dfecbe1430717f92c57b.png

I can try to create a volume in cmd but I don't know if I should do simple or stripe.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

Spoiler
  • PCs:- 
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2K6Q7X
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F2 pro 8GB/256GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • 4670K MSI mobo 16GB ram
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Cyguns said:

blob.png.7d6b3e64b834dfecbe1430717f92c57b.png

I can try to create a volume in cmd but I don't know if I should do simple or stripe.

It say's there is nothing in Disk 1, not sure what else to do about that. If CMD allows you to create a volume, do simple. But make sure it's talking about your usb, and not about your SSD/HDD.

 

Edit: Can yo ugive more info about your drive, is it an SD card reader, how much did it cost?(Fake or real)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, timl132 said:

It say's there is nothing in Disk 1, not sure what else to do about that. If CMD allows you to create a volume, do simple. But make sure it's talking about your usb, and not about your SSD/HDD.

blob.png.aa209e611bcdab46716abf1b8e78b697.png

It wouldn't create a simple volume.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Cyguns said:

blob.png.aa209e611bcdab46716abf1b8e78b697.png

It wouldn't create a simple volume.

Can yo ugive more info about your drive, is it an SD card reader, how much did it cost?(Fake or real)

If it's a real one, then it sounds defective.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, timl132 said:

Can yo ugive more info about your drive, is it an SD card reader, how much did it cost?(Fake or real)

If it's a real one, then it sounds defective.

My drive is a Sandisk Ultra 128GB. I think I bought it for 30-40 dollars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Cyguns said:

My drive is a Sandisk Ultra 128GB. I think I bought it for 30-40 dollars.

Hmm, well okay. I think it is broken then.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, timl132 said:

Hmm, well okay. I think it is broken then.

As I was about to eject my USB windows said it was writing something and the drive is heating up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Cyguns said:

My drive is a Sandisk Ultra 128GB. I think I bought it for 30-40 dollars.

are you sure it's legit?

ASUS X470-PRO • R7 1700 4GHz • Corsair H110i GT P/P • 2x MSI RX 480 8G • Corsair DP 2x8 @3466 • EVGA 750 G2 • Corsair 730T • Crucial MX500 250GB • WD 4TB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, aezakmi said:

are you sure it's legit?

I'm not sure. How can I find out?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Cyguns said:

I'm not sure. How can I find out?

contact support

https://www.sandisk.com/about/contact

 

and they'll ask for a serial number

ASUS X470-PRO • R7 1700 4GHz • Corsair H110i GT P/P • 2x MSI RX 480 8G • Corsair DP 2x8 @3466 • EVGA 750 G2 • Corsair 730T • Crucial MX500 250GB • WD 4TB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah possible drive is not legit. Other possibility is that the drive is simply DOA. It definitely looks like a failed flash drive with the way it is behaving. 

Be sure to @Pickles - Lord of the Jar if you want me to see your reply!

Stopping by to praise the all mighty jar Lord pickles... * drinks from a chalice of holy pickle juice and tossed dill over shoulder* ~ @WarDance
3600x | NH-D15 Chromax Black | 32GB 3200MHz | ASUS KO RTX 3070 UnderVolted and UnderClocked | Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite | Seasonic X760w | Phanteks Evolv X | 500GB WD_Black SN750 | Sandisk Skyhawk 3.84TB SSD | 4TB HDD 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Lord Xeb said:

Yeah possible drive is not legit. Other possibility is that the drive is simply DOA. It definitely looks like a failed flash drive with the way it is behaving. 

Considering that I can get that exact USB drive from a legitimate and trusted source for £60, it's likely that the one the OP purchased is legit but has failed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×