Windows 10: USB stick in use.

Discus and support USB stick in use. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Have a problem I can't fix for a while now. Whenever I try to format it, make boot disk etc. I get a message that it's in use (by something) no idea... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by CountMike, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. CountMike Win User

    USB stick in use.


    Have a problem I can't fix for a while now. Whenever I try to format it, make boot disk etc. I get a message that it's in use (by something) no idea what. It can be empty, not formatted, formatted etc. but same thing happens. Otherwise they work fine, I can write to them, delete or do whatever else except format.
    In safe mode works fine.

    :)
     
    CountMike, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. thraxed Win User

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Sep 8, 2018
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  3. Michael Rey Win User
    Cannot get Win10 to recognize a 128g usb memory stick.

    Hello Brad,

    To assist you with your concern, please answer the following:

    • Which device are you using?
    • Are you receiving any error message when you're trying to connect your USB Memory Stick?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps?

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Michael Rey, Sep 8, 2018
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    USB stick in use.

    USB boot for bios update

    Did the first step. It already doesn't work. Note the capacities and drive letters M:/N: The HP utility is about to format my raid-1 volume containing my 2 750gb drives. It thinks it's the usb stick. I can not select any other drives in the HP utility. My 512mb usb stick is U:.

    Any other suggestions?


    USB stick in use. nonono-jpg.jpg
     
    Lazzer408, Sep 8, 2018
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