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Hey everyone. I got a USB drive for free a while back from a friend who didn't need it anymore. Anyway, it was working for awhile, then i left it alone and forgot about it until today. I was going to put a linux live cd thing on it so i could boot an old system and fold on it. Anyway, every time i try to put something on it, i get "please insert a disk into drive :F

What's up? I can't format it
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Anyone? I've tried rebooting...uninstalling the driver or whatever that controls it....no luck with anything. Ia this thing just totally screwed up, or what?
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Have you tried different USB ports? The back ones as well.
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Yup, tried different computers also....


Also, tried quick format as well as the full format. I think this thing must be broke, but i dunno what i did to get it that way, lol
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You might be able to format it with the HP USB format utility. I recovered a failed Sandisk drive with it! I gooled HP SUB format and this was the first link.
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You might be able to format it with the HP USB format utility. I recovered a failed Sandisk drive with it! I gooled HP SUB format and this was the first link.

DUDE!!! Nice! It worked Definite rep for you!

I was about to have to buy a HD or a cd-rom drive to get that computer to boot linux, lol
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Congrats!
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DUDE!!! Nice! It worked Definite rep for you!

I was about to have to buy a HD or a cd-rom drive to get that computer to boot linux, lol
:O!

-Download and saves software on flash drive. No wait, what if the flash drive dies? :O

Well, glad to hear it's fixed!
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