Flash Drive problem

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  1. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    so I just bought to this flashdrive, and I have the bright idea to actually boot linux in it to install ubuntu on my old netbok ,later on I found out that instead of being installed to the netbook HDD it is installed to the flashdisk , I managed to format the flash, however now my main computer can't read it for some odd reason (the flash disk is greyed out), I tried it in three other computer (all in windows) and all of them can read it fine , what is wrong with my flash drive and how can I fix it?
     
  2. Kouen Hasuki

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    try the HP Formatting tool on it
     
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    Since you formatted the flash drive, what filesystem is it?

    FAT32 is best, NTFS could work too, but other Operating Systems won't read an ext2/3/4, btrfs, or F2FS drive.
     
  4. Rydian

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    Go to the device manager and make sure it's not disabled.
     
  5. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I checked on device manager
    puu.sh/2fHN2
    I get that, I know fdd aren't supposed to be MDR , how do I make it normal again?
     
  6. Kouen Hasuki

    Kouen Hasuki Kouen the Cyber Husky

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    HP Flash tool

    Format it back to defaults
     
  7. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Can't use your tool, the tool says that the device is write protected
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Go to the start menu, type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter, wait for it to grab all the info (and resize the window if needed to see the info in both panels), then screenshot for us.
     
  9. clegion
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    clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    http://puu.sh/2fSDb
    Is this a sign of a healthy fdd?
    e.g no trouble at all regarding MBR and all that ?
    I tried using LFF tool and format it using that software
     
  10. Rydian

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    Is W the flash drive, can you access it via My Computer?