[SOLVED] Cant make simple volume on USB drive

lboyer904

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Hi, I am trying to make a simple volume on a new USB drive but when I right click the thumb drive in disk management nothing happens. It isn't greyed out or anything, it just does nothing. I also tried to make a simple volume using Command prompt but it said: "A disk specified is not dynamic. Please specify a dynamic disk and try again."
 

Lafong

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My last 3 ideas:

1; the flash drive is defective in some way....bad controller, bogus, counterfeit, bad chips, etc

2; try another formating tool. I've had a lot of weirdness trying to format flash drives in Windows. Google for another.

I am aware of about 3 others.

However, I don't think I ever had trouble if I wanted NTFS on the drive. Only if I wanted FAT32.

But try another formatter nonetheless as a last resort.

3; can you see the drive at all in Diskpart? It may be formattable there?
 

Lafong

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Can you post a screen shot of Disk Management?

Windows can be cranky about formatting thumb drives.

What size is it?

What file system is on it now and what file system do you want to be on it after the reformat?
 

lboyer904

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Lafong

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My last 3 ideas:

1; the flash drive is defective in some way....bad controller, bogus, counterfeit, bad chips, etc

2; try another formating tool. I've had a lot of weirdness trying to format flash drives in Windows. Google for another.

I am aware of about 3 others.

However, I don't think I ever had trouble if I wanted NTFS on the drive. Only if I wanted FAT32.

But try another formatter nonetheless as a last resort.

3; can you see the drive at all in Diskpart? It may be formattable there?
 

lboyer904

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My last 3 ideas:

1; the flash drive is defective in some way....bad controller, bogus, counterfeit, bad chips, etc

2; try another formating tool. I've had a lot of weirdness trying to format flash drives in Windows. Google for another.

I am aware of about 3 others.

However, I don't think I ever had trouble if I wanted NTFS on the drive. Only if I wanted FAT32.

But try another formatter nonetheless as a last resort.

3; can you see the drive at all in Diskpart? It may be formattable there?
I used EaseUS and it is working now. Thank you
 

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