Forum discussion tagged with Format.
  1. [SOLVED] How do you format RAW without losing data

    My hard drive is dying/dead(?). The file system changed to RAW and I cannot open the drive anymore. Is there any way I can get my data back or format without erasing? The drive is called: Seagate ST31000340AS (I tried CHKDSK but it said "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not...
  2. Enjoyriotman

    Question Ssd infinity rollback (cant wipe ssd)

    I've bought a new Ssd intenso 120gb....Installed windows 10 64x and 5 days afters a blue screen appears....somehow after this bsod any change i made on this drive like install or uninstall programs won't have any effect.Every time my pc opens its just before the bsod...i tried everything...
  3. anjpere

    Question NVMe SSD not appearing on Diskpart

    Hey everyone, I am in need of some help! My organization just purchased a brand new Dell Latitude 5520 for one of our employees. These are the specs: KBG40ZNS512G NVMe KIOXIA 512GB SSD, Intel i7-1185G7, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM @ 3200MHz, Intel Iris Xe Graphics. We currently use Windows PE for imaging...
  4. ButtonForest

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD Not Properly Registering

    Hey guys, I recently got a Kingston 1TB "A2000" M.2 NVMe SSD for my birthday, and installed in on my desktop Windows 10 computer (I already have one 500GB NVME SSD installed as the boot device). I tried to format it and make it register as an actual disk by using Disk Management, but it does...
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    [SOLVED] 'not enough space available on the disk(s)'

    Hi everyone, Hope you're staying safe. Currently I have as SSD and a HDD, both being ~500-ish GB in size each. My old Windows OS was installed on the hard drive, and the new OS I'm using is on the SSD. HDD is partitioned into 2-3 Volumes, one with the OS, the other with data only and one named...
  6. T

    Question SSD formats back to raw after reboot

    So i have formatted my ssd from raw to ntfs. After that i reboot my pc from restart pc and after that my ssd have formatted itself back to raw. If i just shut my pc and then open it, nothing happens to my ssd format. I tried to chkdsk /f and /r , but it didnt help at all. I also tried to...
  7. M

    Question Laptop acts as if it's booting for the first time whenever I restart.

    I have an Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop. The laptop works perfectly fine if I just put it to sleep. But if I shut it down, it sometimes starts up as if I'm booting it for the first time ever; no desktop icons, installed apps, backgrounds, user data. If I restart it a couple of times, it...
  8. P

    Question How to use a Kingston Data Traveler as a normal USB Stick?

    I have a bunch of Kingston Data Traveler USB sticks ranging in size from 16GB to 64 GB. These have a "read only" (Diskpart shows it as a CDROM) partition and a data partition, and access to the data partition is only through software in the "read only" partition, where it gets encrypted with a...
  9. Question How to format an exFAT drive so MacOS and Windows can write to it? (Part 2: Did I do it right?)

    I need some help. I have a 5TB portable HDD that I long-formatted into exFAT. My plan is to set this drive up and then format a second drive the same way and use these two drives as a portable backup with one redundancy. I want to be able to freely write to it from Windows computers and Mac...
  10. C

    Question unable to delete corrupted data

    I am having an issue while deleting certain files on my sd card which I guess are corrupted I am unable to access my memory card on my phone but can open it on my computer it has certain files that are corrupted and has names like "└²₧┼ΩÖ .πö " special character names and shows that it was...
  11. L

    Question Old hard drive (with existing OS) as an extra HDD

    How to properly clean/format hard drive with installed windows? to be used as an extra HDD. I have a 1TB hard drive with windows in it. I want to use as a storage drive for my new laptop with SSD that has a slot for a hard drive. I can just plug the hard drive in and reformat it in "this pc"?
  12. Korruption001

    Question Ssd un allocating every time I enter bios

    So I’ve been gradually been putting my build together and this is what I’m running Aorus x570 elite Ryzen 5 3500xt 3rd gen 16gb Corsair vengeance rgb pro 3200mhx c16 Evga 850w psu 80+ gold supernova Asus Gtx 1660ti Phoenix edition Window 10 home free 1 Kingston m.2 nvme 256gb ssd 1 sk hynix...
  13. E

    [SOLVED] HDD no format option

    I got a new hard drive and plugged it in ive already checked the cables everything's fine the hard drive even pops up on my disk manager already but for some reason I don't get the option to format it and I just said screw it and tried making a spanned volume and it didn't do anything. Is there...
  14. [SOLVED] How do I wipe HDD after cloning to SSD?

    I recently cloned my HDD to a SSD. So now I've got 2 disks named "local disk", however with different drive letters. I want to wipe the HDD so I can use it for storing other files. I have tried going to disk management and formating, but the format is greyed out. I have also tried using the...
  15. Z

    [SOLVED] Will my programs outside C stop working if I format C?

    So I'm planning to Upgrade from my Windows 7 ( Enterprise 64-bit SP1) to Windows 10 64 pro. My C partition where windows 7 is installed on is practically empty. Only some programs are installed on it and are easily re downloadable like Chrome, Nvidia drivers etc. But these aren't the ones i'm...
  16. velocci

    [SOLVED] formatting a 14TB hardisk

    Hi all, I popped in my new Ironwolf 14TB hardrive into my win10 machine and the first thing it asks is to initialize it using either MBR or GPT. this HDD will store a backup of my data. Which of those should I choose?
  17. B

    Question Recover data from formatted disk

    Hi everyone, I had to formatted a HDD with the W10 installation tool (the partition where it was already installed) because the OS crashed. Is there any program that can actually find/recover files from desktop/documents/etc? I've tried these three already EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro...
  18. juampidieguez123

    [SOLVED] Can't assign new disk, stuck in RAW

    I recently built a new pc. Installed windows on an ssd. All good. Went to disk manger, tried creating a new simple volume on the hdd and disk manager would froze. Afer a while, the new hdd showed up as drive 1 and RAW alongside an error prompt of 'format failed to complete'. Any ideas as to how...
  19. jrdraq

    Question No Bootable Device/HDD1 instead of HDD0?

    So, I bought this laptop 11 months ago. It is acer nitro 5 (i5-8300h/gtx1050ti/12gbram/1tbhdd). I kinda experienced a lot of malfunction to it like corrupted windows, registry keys, boot loop and so on until now. I'm just playing League of Legends when suddenly I lost internet connection (Ph net...
  20. okwiBoy

    [SOLVED] Seagate 8TB harddrive won't format / won't convert from RAW to NTFS: WINDOWS

    Hey Everyone, I bought an 8TB Seagate hard drive from Amazon (BarraCuda Hard Drive 8TB ST8000DM004) and I have plugged it in correctly and it shows up in my disk management as 8tb RAW Healthy (Primary Partition) after a few days of trying and failing. I have read that windows doesn't understand...
  21. T

    [SOLVED] No sound after windows 10 format

    Hello. My friend had Windows 10 installed for at least 2 years and everything was fine until he decided to do a format. After format he had no sound so after he did all the updates we thought windows updates will download the audio drivers too but we were wrong so he downloaded the audio...
  22. using google in BSOD

    [SOLVED] Are there any application in windows 10 that could recover file for free?

    i lost my files in my external hdd since my pc format it autommatically at startup saying that the hdd is broken (previously, i format it as an android usb. but the pc reformat it 3 days after the format). but, no app offer free recovery :(. anyone know at least one app compatible with windows...
  23. Untitylol

    Question Cant delete anything from ssd

    I have a m2 480gb kinston a1000 ssd. I have it for almost a year now and it worked fine until now. On the day the ssd “stopped working” i did some stress test but they went fine (100%no overheat). Then after some restarts i couldnt boot from it. Then I got a hard drive and I installed windows on...
  24. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
  25. ArchieB

    [SOLVED] Temporarily replacing SSD in PC with one to be wiped

    Hi, I currently have a PC with one SSD and one Hard Drive in. The operating system is on the SSD aswell as a few games. The rest is on the HDD. I have an SSD from my old computer that needs to be wiped before I sell the old PC, so I was planning on taking the HDD out my current PC, plugging in...
  26. J

    [SOLVED] Want To Reset Only C Drive

    I want to reset my C drive but want to keep everything in D drive what options should i choose when resetting ? Or should i make a format usb to do this ?
  27. kazastyle

    [SOLVED] Every Usb drive Needs Format

    Every usb drive i insert it says that it needs to be formatted. Can you help me please?
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
  29. ryszardsfy

    Question cant find any hard drive in my pc

    i formatted my drives while installing linux now i lost all my drives and just have one 320G storage can anyone help me to get back my drives?
  30. W

    Question mp3 player works only if formated in XP

    I have a mp3 player. When I connect it to PC by USB, I can see it in Windows Explorer, like a normal USB flash drive. If I format it FAT32 in Windows XP and then load mp3 files, the player shows the uploaded files and it can play them normally. If I format it FAT32 in Windows 7 or 10 and then...
  31. [SOLVED] Unable install windows. (Gets stuck when entering bootable pendrive)

    Hi. I am having an issue that prevents me to proceed with my windows 10 instalation. I current have Ubuntu instaled on my Asus K45VM notebook and I would like to install windows 10 instead. I downloaded the propper iso file e made a bootable usb pendrive with the image through WoeUSB The problem...
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    Question How do I play videos on my TV from my Flash Drive

    I am recording some home videos from VHS tapes to a digital copy for a friend. She wants to be able to play them on the tv with flash drive. I am having trouble figuring out why I cannot play these videos on the TV from the Flash Drive and needs some help. I can play the video on the computer...
  33. Tejas_Suvarna

    [SOLVED] Why does my pendrive works only on my computer and does not work on any other computer?

    I have a SanDisk 16GB USB 3.0 Pendrive. I had recently used it as a bootable device to install my OS(not hoping that this was the reason for the problem). The weird part is the Pendrive works only on my PC. It does not even get detected on other PCs even though it has a 3.0 port. I tried...
  34. A

    [SOLVED] Unallocated Space on External HDD

    I'm having issues with My mobile Seagate 5TB external HDD. I used it on My Xbox for a while before upgrading, now I want to connect to My router but for some reason there was multiple partitions. I formatted the hdd but now there is 3 unallocated partitions, what did I do wrong? 1 of them...
  35. M

    Question Old, faulty HDD taking forever to format

    Hi, I have an old data drive that's recently developed a slew of apparently bad sectors. I started a full format (in the most BFU way, by right-clicking it in "Computer" and selecting "Format"), but the progress bar's not moved from zero for about an hour now. Should I continue my efforts to...
  36. R

    [SOLVED] How do I format a RAW flashdrive?

    I was encrypting my pendrive using veracrypt and the encryption failed at 97%, thus making the flashdrive RAW. I have tried formatting the pendrive many ways, nothing works. I have used 3 different third party softwares such as minitool AOMEI partition. They do detect the flashdrive but aren't...
  37. Direcub10

    [SOLVED] How to wipe a drive with a cyclice redundency check error

    Im trying to wipe a corrupted external hard drive but i cant seem to find any way to do it since every google search is more about recovery the data. I don' t particularity care about the data on the drive i mainly use it so i can move my steam library from pc to pc. anytime i try to use chkdsk...
  38. N

    [SOLVED] Cannot Format HDD

    As a Christmas gift, I received a new 6TB hard drive, however I was short one SATA cable. So, I unplugged one of the hard drives that was already in my computer to test the new drive to make sure that there is no issues. The person who gave it to me said he bought it off of eBay, and the sellers...
  39. VickyTech

    [SOLVED] Could not format USB pendrive - Write protected ?

    I have a 16GB HP pendrive which I was using in my samsung TV. The pendrive is now working only in that TV and It is not working in my PC. The USB is detected and it shows in "This PC" . But when i try to format it, it says write protected. I also found that it is in RAW file system. Tried the...
  40. J

    [SOLVED] Hard Disk visible but not useable after returning from trip

    Just came back to the US from a week long trip overseas. When I fired up my desktop initially everything seemed fine. I have a 2TB hard drive where all my games and apps are stored, and a 120GB SSD for my OS and other smaller files. Upon trying to download the Halo: MCC, I discovered there is a...