Windows 10: Can't format my Kingston usb.

Discus and support Can't format my Kingston usb. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I used my usb to boot Ubuntu onto my laptop that I hoped that I could diagnose it but it didn't work. Now, I'd like to use of as a normal usb drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by smyalygames, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Can't format my Kingston usb.


    I used my usb to boot Ubuntu onto my laptop that I hoped that I could diagnose it but it didn't work.

    Now, I'd like to use of as a normal usb drive but windows doesn't like formatting it...

    I tried many methods to get it formatted but none of them worked.

    Please tell me a way that would work, thank you!

    :)
     
    smyalygames, Dec 2, 2015
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  2. Recovery Drive for Windows 10 Doesn't Recognize USB Drive

    I have a Dell Laptop and a Kingston 16 GB USB Drive and the when running the recover tool my drive was not found.

    I did a format of the USB drive using NTFS and unchecking the option to quick format, this solved the issue.
     
    NatalieGrace, Dec 2, 2015
    #2
  3. MNr 419 Win User
    USB is not formatiing

    I have Kingston usb DTSE9 which is showing error while formating
     
    MNr 419, Dec 2, 2015
    #3
  4. fdegrove Win User

    Can't format my Kingston usb.

    Hi,

    Have you tried using Diskpart from an admin command prompt to remove the Linux partition ?

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
    #4
  5. Yes, I have but when I do create partition primary, it gives me this long error message that I can't create the partition because it said that I've reached the limit to create primary partitions.

    Thanks! *Smile
     
    smyalygames, Dec 2, 2015
    #5
  6. fdegrove Win User
    Hi,

    Ok, on most USB thumb drives that's normal.
    While you can create multiple partitions on them you can only access and use the first one. You can't assign a drive letter to the other partitions which renders them de facto useless.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
    #6
  7. So that means that I can't use it anymore ir is there another way?

    Thanks! *Smile
     
    smyalygames, Dec 2, 2015
    #7
  8. fdegrove Win User

    Can't format my Kingston usb.

    Hi,

    You can backup any data on that drive, remove all existing partitions and recreate a new one encompassing the entire drive if you like.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
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  9. What program would you reccomend for that?

    Thanks! *Smile
     
    smyalygames, Dec 11, 2015
    #9
  10. fdegrove Win User
    Hi,

    For backing up I'd recommend Macrium Reflect Free.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Apr 5, 2018
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