flash drive not showing up

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    its defaulting to "F:" which is fine with me, but when i goto "My Computer" its not showing up as an icon.. anyone know what i can do to have it show up?


    edit: also, i tried formatting to NTFS file system, but it will only format to Fat, not even Fat16, or Fat32.. how would i direct it to formatting to the NTFS file system?

    in command prompt i did fdisk f:, format f:, and convert, but it says i cannot convert this current drive.. any way around this?
     
  2. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    First off why do you want to convert a drive that small to NTFS? As far as it not showing up did you try restarting?
     
  3. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    just to have it NTFS style.. yeah i did restart.
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    My favorite self-induced problem [because I once spent 6 hours trying to figure it out]. Did you use TweakUi to hide drives in Explorer?
     
  5. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    good call j79zlr, solved me right up! thanks!
     
  6. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    lol, you'd be surprised how many times that is the solution to similar problems :)
     
  7. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    also wouldn't such a drive have a program to format and such on manufactors site?
     
  8. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    i checked, but all i could find was drivers, which it said i dont even need because of windows xp.