Windows 10: formatting a disk in E: drive

Discus and support formatting a disk in E: drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; How do you format a disk in the E: drive. Can't remember. Thanks.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Katherine MGibbs, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. formatting a disk in E: drive


    How do you format a disk in the E: drive. Can't remember. Thanks.

    :)
     
    Katherine MGibbs, Feb 7, 2019
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  2. Fernandz Win User

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Feb 7, 2019
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  3. Format an external Drive.

    Hello Roger,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps to format the drive you are referring to.

    • Right Click on Start menu and select Open Computer Management.

    • In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.

    • Right-click the volume that you want to format, and then click Format.

    • To format the volume with the default settings, in the Format dialog box, click
      OK, and then click OK again.
    Note: You cannot format a disk or partition that is currently in use, including the partition that contains Windows.

    Hope it helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Feb 7, 2019
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  4. formatting a disk in E: drive

    "You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it"

    Hi Kelvin,

    As per the info that you have provided, I understand that you are unable to use the Flash drive as it prompts the error "you need to format the disk in Drive E: before you can use it". Even after re formatting it, you are still receiving the same error.


    If the above scenario is true, I suggest that you reformat the drive but with NTFS format and check if the same error displays after plugging it onto the PC. Also try to plug in another Flash drive with a FAT format and check if the error reappears

    Hope this helps
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Feb 7, 2019
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