Question No format options

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The only option i have to dormat ANY drive or USB is exfat. Nothing else is in dropdown. CMD line "format E: /fs:NTFS" does mot work either.

Get strange return:

C:\Windows\system32>format E: /FS:NTFS
E:E:
FAT32NTFSNTFSNTFS
C:\Windows\system32>

I have not got this problem on any other of the computers, and have never seen it on this one before. Even in disk management it only shows exfat as option.
 
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Ralston18

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and Windows OS information.

In the "Type here to search box" enter "Create and format hard disk partitions".

Capture and post the resulting "Disk Management" window using imgur (www.imgur.com). Be sure to expand the window so all is shown.

[Moderator note: moving post from Windows 10 to Storage.]
 
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Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
AMD FX-6100 56 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte 2AC8 (CPU 1) 46 °C
Graphics
DELL S2409W (1920x1080@60Hz)
2269W (1920x1080@60Hz)
DELL S2330MX (1920x1080@60Hz)
DELL ST2220L (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (MSI) 102 °C
Storage
3725GB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F21 SCSI Disk Device (RAID )
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 SCSI Disk Device (RAID )
1863GB SanDisk SSD PLUS 2000GB SCSI Disk Device (RAID )
7GB General UDisk USB Device (USB )
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH16NS40 SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 9/19/2020 2:15:42 PM
Serial Number: TY4CG-JDJH7-VJ2WF-DY4X9-HCFC6
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 0 - Never Notify
Firewall Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Not configured
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Enabled
Antivirus
Antivirus Enabled
Display Name Windows Defender
Virus Signature Database Up to date
.NET Frameworks installed
v4.8 Full
v4.8 Client
v3.5 SP1
v3.0 SP2
v2.0 SP2
Internet Explorer
Version 11.789.19041.0
PowerShell
Version 5.1.19041.1
Environment Variables
USERPROFILE C:\Users\Office-PC
SystemRoot C:\Windows
User Variables
MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH C:\Program Files (x86)\Xerox Scan To PC Desktop 12\PDF Viewer 7\Bin\
OneDrive C:\Users\Office-PC\OneDrive
OneDriveConsumer C:\Users\Office-PC\OneDrive
Path C:\Users\Office-PC\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps
TEMP C:\Users\Office-PC\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP C:\Users\Office-PC\AppData\Local\Temp
Machine Variables
ComSpec C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
DriverData C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\DriverData
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS 6
OS Windows_NT
Path C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\System32\Wbem
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH\
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static
PATHEXT .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2, AuthenticAMD
PROCESSOR_LEVEL 21
PROCESSOR_REVISION 0102
PSModulePath %ProgramFiles%\WindowsPowerShell\Modules
C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules
TEMP C:\Windows\TEMP
TMP C:\Windows\TEMP
USERNAME SYSTEM
VBOX_HWVIRTEX_IGNORE_SVM_IN_USE 1
windir C:\Windows
 
You can try to use Gparted (bootable iso image, use a flash tool to flash it to a usb stick, and then boot up your computer with this).

If that isn't working, you can try to re-create a new partition table (type msdos) and then try to create a ntfs partition over again.
 
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Its not just this flash drive - its any drive of any kind. The only option my computer is giving is exfat, even for hard drives. I have never come across this before. None of my other 9 computers are doing this. This is my main operation computer and I DO NOT want to reformat or reinstall windows, way too many programs to deal with.

Also - made a new profile, in case the profile was corrupt, but the new empty profile does the same thing.
 
Ok, I see you're not looking for a workaround. Is there other things not working on that computer?

Are there other issues specific for usb handling ?

Before this happens, can you remember if something is changed, like:
  • Installed software or drivers, or windows upgrades ?
  • Any change in hardware configuration.


Also, this should be easy to google for, have a look at two links I found by simple searching:
https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/147640-usb-stick-works-exfat-but-not-ntfs-when-full.html
 

USAFRet

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I could not see how booting to a live cd or ubuntu, or alt start up would solve win10 not showing any other format options than exfat. I need a fix to make the function as normal. To format a drive, I can just use my other computer, I need this one to get corrected. I am asking how to fix the malfuction.
To apply a solution, you first have to identify the problem.

Booting from some other media may help in that quest.
 

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