MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =---------- > Hardware
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

Hardware Hardware like hard drives, motherboards, video cards, printers, CD-ROMs, etc.


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-03-11, 16:31
whicky1978 whicky1978 is offline
Master Sergeant
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 590
Thanks: 10
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Question Can't format flash drive after adding readyboost

I bought an 8gib LaCie flash drive and formatted it exfat and put readyboost on it along with windows 7 backup. When I rebooted, my laptop would hang and boot very slowly or fast if I removed the drive.

If I wait for my pc to boot with the drive in, it shows up but I can't open virtual disc service or format using right click with the mouse. I also tried using HP USB format tool with no sucess. I've also tried another Windows 7 PC with 32 bit W7 insteado of 64 bit. The next think I will try is taking it to work. My work laptop uses Windows XP. If I can format it and get it to work again, I won't put readyboost on there.

I also tried using command prompt but I may not be using the right commands. Also, I have my HD to boot first now which helps with the bios but not windows.
__________________
Mac Book Pro Mid 2010
Windows 8 Virtual Machine
Ipad 1
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-03-11, 17:36
tgell tgell is offline
Major Geek Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,598
Thanks: 208
Thanked 938 Times in 883 Posts
Default Re: Can't format flash drive after adding readyboost

Hello,
Can you delete the partition and format using Disk Management? If not, download Gparted Live CD. Burn the iso image with Nero or Imgburn. Boot the CD with the USB flash connected and make sure the USB drive is selected in the drop down box in the upper right of the screen and not your hard drive. Select the partition(s) and then delete. Create a new partition and reformat. You should format it as FAT32.
Closed Thread

Tags
boot, disc, format, lacie, readyboost

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot format my usb flash drive igambatese Hardware 10 05-07-11 04:36
Flash drive Format question pclover Hardware 2 05-15-10 01:51
Flash Drive format problem Mikey0426 Hardware 0 02-11-08 12:01
USB flash Drive Format dmcferran Hardware 14 10-26-07 15:41
flash drive won't format powerdog Hardware 0 07-17-06 11:24


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:49.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


All content Copyright MajorGeeks.com source code Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger