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my disk drive tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m also usb drive says unable to format

Q: my disk drive tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m also usb drive says unable to format

i go into device manager and i see tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m .however device is unable to play any cd ,dvd or burn.problem also with usb2.0 drive says unable to format and cannot display any files however it does work on any other pc.I would appreciate if someone can help me resolve this.this forum is great by the way I didnt know barely how to turn on pc and thanks to this forum I AM MORE KNOWLEGIBLE ABOUT PC.THANKS IN advance.

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A: my disk drive tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-h652m also usb drive says unable to format

Uninstall the cd/dvd drive from Device Manager and restart Windows.

After Windows restarts the drive will be reinstalled.

If still having issue try the solution here

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I am having a very strange problem. This drive will read DVD-R/DVD+R/RW, DVD-ROM, and metal DATA and audio CDs. It will not read CD-Rs (of any dye) or CD-RWs.

Firmware is: TS05

The drive will not read CD-R/RWs in DOS. I've changed it drive's position on the IDE channel and even ran the drive on my Promise ATA TX100 card. Same results.

OS: WIN XP PRO SP2
PIV 3GHz PRESCOTT HT
512MB DDR-3200
256 DDR Radeon 9600 PRO AGP 8X
533GB Storage space
 

A:My TssTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B drive will not read CD-Rs.

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I have two OS installed on my laptop:

1. C:/--Windows XP SP2: the previous one which got deeply infected with virus: virut 32. It boots normally but as soon I login it logsout immediately. But in hope to recover data, I didnt formatted this drive and installed another OS in D: drive.

2. D:/-- Windows XP SP2: the newer and current one. But while working in this system it shows the folders in C:/ to be empty.

Now, since the previous OS(C:/) has got harshly infected, I gave up and thought to format the C:/, but I'm unable to do it. It prompts that Windows is unable to format this drive. The previous OS has password protected account.

Please tell me how to format C:/ now.

A:Unable To Format A Disk Drive....plz Help

when you reinstalled xp all it did was alter the original boot files which are still on C drive

what does my computer show for the properties of the C drive? used space etc

if you right click on my computer and manage and go to diak management what does it show for C and D?

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TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B i have had it for about 3 months now and not one problem untill the other day. i was trying to burn a cd for my wifes little brother and it was a sony something cd. well after a few copies it wouldn't find the cd anymore. so i put in some previously burned cd's and its almost like it erased the data on them. well today i went out and bought battlefield 2 and i tried installing it. the first and second time i got this error message saying cannot complete installing, please start over or something like that. so i tried a 3rd time and my cd drive would stop responding and it finally opened the cd cuz i was in my computer right clicking on open, well it opened it alright, but nothing was on the cd. and now i put in half-life 2, and it froze up, so i dont know what to do, i really dont want to spend the money on buying a new cd burner.

my system specs:

O/S win xp
amd 3000+ 2.0 ghz
1 gig ram
256 nvidia geforce 5200 agp vid card
200 gigs of hd - (1 80 gig hd and 1 120 gig hd)

please help if you can, thank you
 

A:TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B help

Try the drive in another computer, but it sounds like it may be on it's way out. If it's only three months old, it should be under warranty.
 

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Problem Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-653L SCSI CDrom Drive
Computer: HP Pavilion Slimline s3120n TV PC

Issue: No CDs/DVDs recognized.

This happened suddenly, I put in one disc and was able to pull it up. Windows Media player froze on me and now the drive will not recognize any discs that go into the drive. Doesn?t matter what kind of disc it is.

I see the drive, I can check the drive. I?ve deleted registries, I?ve deleted all drivers and installed drive again and still it?s made no difference what so ever.

A:TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-653L

Turn off. Unplug the drive. Turn on. Let Windows remove it. Turn off. Plug in drive. Turn on. Let Windows find it. Test drive. If it does not work, test in another computer or replace it.

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Please help! I've have a Toshiba laptop and have been formatting and burning CDs. My system locked up as I was ejecting a CD. I rebooted my system and the files on the CD were lost. The message asked if I wanted to format the CD. I took the CD out and put in a brand new one. I tried to format it but got the message "Windows is unable to format the CD". I tried several CDs and nothing works. It will open other CDs and display the files that are on it fine. It just won't format new CDs. Again, please help! Thanks,

A:TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D ATA Device

Try these ones fixes:
1) Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
2) Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media

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Hi, this problem has been occuring some time and I have yet to find out a reason why or a solution.

I have a gateway laptop running Vista Home Premium.
It has a tsstcorp cd dvdw ts-l632d ata device.
At first it ran fine, but now only burns dvds and does not burn cds.
It goes through the whole process and says that the cd has been burned but then there is nothing on the cd. I read somewhere that someone had to replace one of the lasers, the one that burns cds? There are two different lasers? Is it a burned out laser and if so what should I do about it? If not then any ideas what the problem is?

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my cd/dvd drive is not showing up in device manager, or on my computer, it has power and opens when i push the button, i have a hp pavillion dv2000 with windows vista home premium 32bit. I no longer have the vista cd and i dont have a boot cd can someone help?

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I'm new here, and I need help with my drive... like I was able to watch movies and such the other day, and now today it's not working. it shows up this message:

i'm not too good with computers.... so please help me!!!

A:TSSTcorp CD DVDW ts-L632p ata device [Not working! need help!!]

Someone please help me!!!!!!!

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I've been trying to burn avi files to dvd-r disc from my laptop, so that I can play them for my son on his portable dvd player.

However, I keep getting unsuccessful burning and basically a lot of coasters. I've tried Windows Media Player, Windows DVD Maker even something called the AVS Video Converter that someone recommened, but no luck.

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135- T2250, Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS
and the DVD RW Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632 ATA Device which seems to be 'working properly' according to the device properties in device manager. I'm not sure if its the driver problem as it seems like they are updated.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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HI THIS IS FIRST TIME I POSTED ON HERE BUT IM GOIN NUTS WITH THIS DVD DRIVE IT WONT READ ANYTHING THEN I GET....cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available. I CHECK FOR SOLUTIONS BUT NOTHIN HAPPENS ITS REALLY DRIVIN ME NUTS REALLY APRECIATE SOMEONES HELP ON THIS CHEERS.
 

A:tsstcorp cd dvdw ts l632n ata code error 19 registry

Try this registry fix, if this does not work I suspect the drive is dead.
Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

Create a text file with NOTEPAD containing the following data exactly as below and name it FIXCD.REG
You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fixcd.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

Double click on the file and say yes to the merge into registry question.

----------------------- Use text after this line, contents of FIXCD.REG -----------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"UpperFilters"=-
"LowerFilters"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_xp]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf_XP]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr_xp]
------------------------------ Use text before this line -----------------------------
 

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I have an Acer Aspire 9300, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit operating system, with a CD/DVD burner (TSSTCorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D ATA Device). The burner is not working. When I go into Device Manager it tells me that the device is working properly and when I go to update the driver it tells me that I have the latest driver. When I go to burn a disc, it goes show it is writing to disc, finalizing disc and then telling me that the disc is done - but when I go to play it - it shows that the disc is empty. I have uninstalled the driver, reinstalled the driver, and deleted the lower and upper keys - but it is still not working.

Please help - it used to work - but now is not.

Thank you.
 

A:TSSTCorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D ATA Device not working properly

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Recently my DVD drive stopped reading/writing any discs.
I don't use it often, but the last time (about a month ago) I had no problems.

A few days ago, I couldn't burn a CD, than I realized it wont read any of the discs either, even the discs which used to load normally.

I can hear some sound the drives makes when I insert a cd, and the light on it flashes. I cant hear a disc spinning, however.

I have checked the registry for upper and lower filters, updated the driver, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, uninstalled deamon tools, foobar 2000, Jriver player and similar software.
Refreshed windows 10.
I have also uninstalled the Toshiba media creation tool (when Toshiba disc tool dissipated after restarting).

Is it possible that the drive is bad (it was used less than 50 times in total since I bought the computer, the computer is almost a year old now)?
I still have warranty. Toshiba says to send it and they would check the drive. They will probably keep the computer for 10 days at least, and I need the computer so I would like to avoid this.

Can I do something else to fix this? I saw another post with similar problems after windows upgrade with TSSTcorp drive, but different model.

Thanks for helping!

A:Satellite P50-B - TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SU-208FB stopped reading discs

Originally Posted by Marko


Recently my DVD drive stopped reading/writing any discs.
I don't use it often, but the last time (about a month ago) I had no problems.

A few days ago, I couldn't burn a CD, than I realized it wont read any of the discs either, even the discs which used to load normally.

I can hear some sound the drives makes when I insert a cd, and the light on it flashes. I cant hear a disc spinning, however.

I have checked the registry for upper and lower filters, updated the driver, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, uninstalled deamon tools, foobar 2000, Jriver player and similar software.
Refreshed windows 10.
I have also uninstalled the Toshiba media creation tool (when Toshiba disc tool dissipated after restarting).

Is it possible that the drive is bad (it was used less than 50 times in total since I bought the computer, the computer is almost a year old now)?
I still have warranty. Toshiba says to send it and they would check the drive. They will probably keep the computer for 10 days at least, and I need the computer so I would like to avoid this.

Can I do something else to fix this? I saw another post with similar problems after windows upgrade with TSSTcorp drive, but different model.

Thanks for helping!




HI Marko

I am having exactly the same issue with my Sat P50 b

If you get a response could you pass to me also please?

thanks

Cheyne

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i was being stupid when ii did this so don't laugh and i don't know why i did this.....anyways i unplugged my CD\DVD drive from my hp a1719n desktop PC so i could put another drive from an old computer but i decided not to do it because i might mest up my drive.... so i plugged my CD\DVD drive back but when i logged on it install the driver again and now the drive is not recognize, but i can open it but does not read CD\dvd's so i been reading other threads and it says to delete the upper an lower filters form the registry editor and i did that n rebooted but no luck...........any ideas on how to get it running again?

My CD\DVD drive is an tsst corp ts-h652m CD\DVD Drive

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Hi,I am using a windows xp sp2 and a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N cd/dvd driveThe problem is my cd drive is sometimes detecting the contents of a cd and sometimes not. I am not even able to find the pattern because the same cd when i insert it into the drive at times it shows the content and at times not.I want to format only my C drive using the windows xp cd. But the problem is when i am trying to boot from the cd, the os is not able read from cd.I checked the bios boot priority configuration and it is set to cd/dvd first.what is the other way of format my c drive other than by booting from cd ?i copied all the contents of the "windows xp installation disk" onto my usb flash drive and wanted to setup windows xp.when i double clicked on "setup.exe", i was able to go to the blue screen which had options of "collecting information, dynamic update, preparing installation, installing windows, finalizing installation". the problem is ..it has not asked me whether to just format c or format c,d,e drives.what will happen if i go ahead and format. will i lose all my data in d, e, f drives also..or by default it just formats c drive even if it does not ask us ?I am actually facing all these problems bcos...my pc is not booting from my cd.Please help me with answers.thank you

A:cd drive not reading contents of disk and does xp installation just format c drive ?

Hi,

When this happens can you eject the cd? When it doesn't read it does it still sound like it is being read in the cd drive?

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Hi. My external hard-drive stopped working yesterday. This is what's happening:

I plug it in as usual, then it says "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?".
I'm thinking it's more than likely an issue of having pulled out the usb cable without clicking 'safely remove'.

Yesterday I actually got it working again briefly by typing "chkdsk F: /R" into command prompt. Now when I do that it doesn't work, it says "The type of the file system is NTFS. Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted." And when I double click on F: drive in my computer it says "F:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable".

Are there any other options besides using some sort of data recovery tool (I'd rather not do this just because it takes a long time)?
 

A:Solved: External hard-drive:...format the disk in drive F: before you can use it.

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I receive the following error whenever writing multiple or large files to my floppy disk:
Disk Write Error
Unable to write to disk in drive A:
Data or files may be lost

It occurs about every 5 seconds when writing files. Some files, typically small ones, are written with no problems.
I've replaced the floppy drive with a new one and the problem remains.
I swapped in a known working floppy and cable from another working PC and experienced the same problem.

Please suggest a solution.
 

A:[SOLVED] Floppy Drive Error: Unable to write to disk in drive A

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I have the exact problem with drive A. When trying to backup to it, a frequent blue screen write error appears. In searching the web, others have experienced this problem. I have not found a clear solution to the problem short of reloading all of windows. Can someone help?

Jon
 

A:[SOLVED] Floppy Drive Error: Unable to write to disk in drive A

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Hello I'm unable to format my D drive.

I've my windows in drive C and its full. Is this the reason I'm unable to format?

The errors are shown in the images..please help.. I want to extend memory of C: after formatting the D drive.

There were software's and games stored in this D drive, which I've moved them to F drive.

A:I'm unable to format my D drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by meerazhar86


Hello I'm unable to format my D drive.

I've my windows in drive C and its full. Is this the reason I'm unable to format?

The errors are shown in the images..please help.. I want to extend memory of C: after formatting the D drive.

There were software's and games stored in this D drive, which I've moved them to F drive.



You can not extend to a formatted partition.
Partition or Volume - Extend

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When I plug it in, it says it needs to be Formatted, when I try to Format it says that it can't.

Any ideas?

Windows 7 x64

A:Unable to Use/Format 4GB HP USB Drive

Specific wording of error you get when trying to format it? A Guy

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Hello . A few days back i got a new laptop , it was in chinese version so i got a new window xp disk to do a fresh installation on the computer , however they only allow me to install on another partition and not allowing me to upgrade. So i did what i was told. After installing drivers i wish to uninstall it. However , i do not have any idea how to remove it and when i try to format my C drive where the previous chinese xp is installed i get an error . Even when i do quick format i get the same error . The error message is windows was unable to complete the format. Help ?

A:Unable to format C drive.

You're not attempting to format in Windows itself are you? Are you booting from the Windows CD?

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Hey guys (and girls)
Ive just installed Win7 Ultimate (86bit) and i got it on my C: Drive
now i want to format the D: Drive but it shows an error:

 

A:Unable to format D: Drive

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Hi,

I am unable to format drive D, It shows an error "Windows was unable to complete the format"
even in disk management the format option is not click-able for drive D. I had windows 7 Installed in it, and later I installed windows 8.1 in drive C. right now I am using windows 8.1 and I have also deleted some important system files that were in drive D, so windows 7 is not usable, and I don't want to use it.
Please Help.........

A:Unable to format Drive D:

The boot files for Windows 8 are in that partition, thus it is marked as System and Active.

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ok, were having some virus problems on a machine we have here at our work, so we have decided to format the C drive, now i usually use an old fashioned floppy boot disk and just use the dos commant format c: . But it is saying unable to perform operstion on selected device (or something similar)

Why is this doing it, machine is on XP and i do it at home all the time, is there other ways ?? please help people
 

A:Unable to Format C Drive

formatting can be done with a second hard drive but if you wish to format and re-install windows xp it is usual to change the boot order wich is done on bootup by hitting f8 and place your preferred drive in first place.if i remember right, but after saying that i have only ever use a xp cd not a floppy.
 

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I have a dell 1545 inspiron and I am trying to format all the drives and do a clean install of vista until I get windows 7 pretty soon. I am doing a clean install because I found a rootkit (gecko-crash) when I ran a housecall online scan. I was able to format the F drive which was vista recovery drive. But D is a system drive and contains some system files, some of which I don't recognize and one folder is titled 'Boot'. I can copy other files to D(which means viruses can copy themselves to it) and I have to format it because it might be infected as well but can't be formatted.. I keep getting 'can't format D system drive' messages.

Btw I have ran spyware doctor scan, online housecall scan and nothing has showed up. But the system was kinda slow and I have to do a clean install now. Any ideas?

A:Unable to format drive

Do a clean install, when you get to the choice, clean install, upgrade or advanced options, choose advanced. You can format and change or delete partitions.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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i'm trying to install a maxtor 120gig on a asus p2-b
it gives an error of unable to format drive
now maxtor has a jumper tht allows me to limit the drive to a 30 gig to fix this but that sucks!! is there any thing i can do to get around this without adding a small drive as the master
 

A:unable to format drive

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I have 3 drives on my computer:

My windows drive (SSD) on C:
My Gaming drive (HDD) on D:
My Extra space drive (HDD) on E:

I can not format E:

Here is my Disc management:
I have tried opening an Admin Command Prompt and typing:
BCDBOOT C:\WINDOWS /s C:

I wish to get rid of all files on E: so I can use it for raw videos.

A:Unable to format a drive

Your E: drive contains the Bootmgr and marked as active. You cannot format it until you move the bootmgr back to C:. Use Easy BCD to move it.
Download: EasyBCD 2.2 - Neowin
and follow the screen shot:

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I'd OS(windows xp professional) installed in D drive and then i installed Home xp OEM which automatically got installed in C drive. Now, when i don't need professional so i tried formatting D drive but due to some files like flash10c.osx, FlashUtil10c, AcroIEHelper.dll, AcroPDF.dll and pdfshell.dll I'm unable to do so.

Is there any other way to delete those files 'cause i cannot format it directly or through dos as well?
 

A:Unable to format D drive.

You could download a tool like GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/), burn it to a CD with ISO burning software (http://www.freeisoburner.com/), and then boot with that CD to format your partition.
 

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Actually previously I was having Win7 Starter on my laptop which was installed on C drive, but somehow it got infected by virus which I was unable to remove. So I tried to install new OS on C drive but I was unable to do so. Then I tried to install new OS on the drive other than C and installed. But now I'm unable to format the C drive in which previous OS was there. Whenever I try to format C drive it is showing message window like this, "Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again". I think old OS is still there. How can I remove the old OS from C drive? Please suggest!

A:Unable to format C drive

By convention, the C drive contains the currently running Windows OS. As such, it is not possible to format or delete this drive/partition from within Windows itself. It is typically formatted during the OS installation.

If you have managed to install the OS on another drive/partition (which you say you have), you should be able to delete/format this partition. Just check which letter has been assigned to it (which won't be C, as this is reserved for the currently running OS).

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Windows 7 32 bits

I have an external drive where i have all my data but whenever i connected it the window You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it pops up

so i tried to find a solution online and i followed this link
How to disable: You need to format the disk in drive Z: before you can use it.
and ended up removing the drive letter
but now the system doesnt detect my external hard drive and rather it shows unallocated space

any idea how i can retreive my data

thanks

A:You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it

  
Quote: Originally Posted by saraben


Windows 7 32 bits

I have an external drive where i have all my data but whenever i connected it the window You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it pops up

so i tried to find a solution online and i followed this link
How to disable: You need to format the disk in drive Z: before you can use it.
and ended up removing the drive letter
but now the system doesnt detect my external hard drive and rather it shows unallocated space

any idea how i can retreive my data

thanks


What was your drive formated previously? Was it encrypted?

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Hi,

I've just recently sent my custom pc for repairing. It turns out that the mother board and P.S.U. were toasted. I can't get back my pc at least for 2 months.

I took my previous hard drive out form the pc and then bought a 3.5 SATA HDD External Enclosure (Hornettek Viper) and installed my hard drive inside there. (WD 1TB [Two partitions C: and D: ( Where all my stuff is ) ]

Let's get to the problem now,

When I insert the hdd into my friends's laptop usb port, his computer is able to detect it but it shows me an error:

You need to format the disk in drive E: Before you can use it.

Do you want to format it?

Format disc , Cancel

Is there any way I can encounter this problem? I do not want to format my hd. I've put all my files and pictures in there. Those are very important to me. It's 3 years worth of work. I did not made any back up.

Please help me if you can, I am in an urgent situation here. I've tried everything.

* I've tried inserting the hdd into ubuntu, xp, mac and it doesn't work. XP asked me to format and mac too.

Thank you very much.

I'll strongly appreciate any help given

[EDIT]
I have tried fixing my hd with mac's disk utility, and it says I am unable to fix it
* Mac is able to detect my two partitions but i still have to format before using it.
Also, ubuntu doesn't detect my hd at all

Found my PC hard drive model: Western digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 3.5" HardDisk/AdvancedFormat/7200rpm/64mb/SATA II 300

[EDIT]
Got my computer back, plu... Read more

A:You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it.

You may try some data recovery software like Recuva or EaseUs data rrecovery to recover your data. But, you must also realize that if tour PSU went out and fried your motherboard, it may have fried other components as well.

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Every 5 minutes or so , a pop up saying "You need to format the disk in drive g before you can use it" comes up. Problem is, I have no disk in drive g, and nothing connected to my usb ports. So i have no idea what this means. Add to this that the device manager keeps refreshing and will not let me click anything. Any help?

A:Format disk in drive g pop up

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like your computer may have a virus.

Use Malwarebytes for a full scan in Safe Mode to see if anything shows up.

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Hi
I have an ASUS U53JC running windows 7 64 bit and I have a corsair 32GB USB 3.0 USB stick and I used it yesterday to put some music on and went to a friends iMac and plugged it in and it said that it wasnt compaitable and that it had to be formatted so I cancelled it and took it out.
Today I plugged it into my ASUS and it came up with the error message
'You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it'
and I tried it on another PC and it did the same.
What can I do because I have some work that needs to be in for Monday 5th November 2012? Should I re-do it or is there a solution?

A:'You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it'- Help

Sorry to tell you this, but your USB stick is likely to be trashed. You need a tool that can find files on the stick without having to use the partition record.

I've had reasonably good luck in recovering data from USB sticks using RecoverMyFiles from Runtime Software. You can download their trial for free and at least see what it finds. You can then purchase a license online to recover the data.

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You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it.
I am using an Acer Notebook with no DVD drive so I can not use any install discs.
Windows 8 OS

I am simply plugging in one of those picture ornaments to upload pics into it and I got this. Anyone know why I would get this when I have used the same USB port before and never got this message?

Thanks
 

A:You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it.

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Hi all,

I'm getting the this error when trying to access my USB drive.

I've tried chkdsk on the USB drive however that did not work as it is not the same filing system. (It is RAW and has to be NTFS)

I just came back from London and it has all my pictures on it and I can't access it. Incidentally, I can access photos and videos from my camera itself however I get the above error when connecting it to my computer and on double clicking F:.

I hope I don't have to format it as I went around for over 3 hours taking pictures.

p.s. I don't believe it has anything to do with the operating system, I've tried opening the USB in Windows XP as well as Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows 2000.
 

A:USB: you need to format the disk in drive in F: before you can use it

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I recently put some music on my external hard drive from my old computer and I want to put it on my laptop to connect with itunes so I can put it on my Ipod. I was able to put some of the music on my laptop from the external hard drive, but I just tried to do it again this morning and the error message came up " You need to format disk drive before you can use it." I do not understand why it is saying this since I was just putting music on my laptop with this drive last night. I do not want to re-format the drive because I do not want to loose all the music that is on it. Another message came up that said:
" F:// is not accessible.
The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted. "

I do not know if this is related, but a few days ago I uninstalled this program call "Bonjour" thinking that is was an old french language program that I had downloaded, and a message came up that it was related to sharing music on my ipod. It said that in order to get it back, I had to uninstall itunes and re-install it. I have not done this because I don't know if my music will be saved since it is not saved on the computer, but on the external hard drive that is not working.
Please help me to recover my external hard drive. Thank you, Terra


 

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I'm trying to flash Linux Mint onto a USB disk so I can install it on another computer. The USB disk was working. I already had something on the USB disk, and used it successfully one time, a couple of months ago. I haven't used it since. It's not broken and I didn't store it in heat or anything. But now, when I use BalenaEtcher to flash the ISO onto the USB disk, BalenaEtcher appears to be flashing it for 3 minutes. When it's finished, I attempt to look at the disk in Explorer to see if it worked. Every time, the disk is empty, and a box pops up to say "You need to format the disk in drive F before you can use it." So I format it and use BalenaEtcher again. But the same thing happens. The disk is always empty and I always get a message saying I have to format it again. I have formatted it several times, even though it was already formatted. I formatted it in FAT(default) and FAT32.

None of the solutions found by searching the web so far are working. ie., here: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledg...rmat-the-disk-in-drive-before-you... Read more

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Hi,
This weekend a installed the windows 7 64bit over a vista 32bit. During the installation I left my Samsung S2 HD 500gb plugged in.

After the installation the windows didn’t find a mass storage controller drive and my HD appeared as Local Drive ( F: ). When I try to access it, this msg comes up: you need to format the disk in drive f before you can use it.

I tried plugging in all usb port I could find. And even the win xp 32bit showed the same msg.

I also tried the “Easy Recovery Pro”. But it didn’t worked. When a click on any of the recovery option the software doesn?t find any hard drive in my pc.

Then I tried the “GetDataBack for NTFS”. After 24 hours of scanning, it didn’t find any of my files.

Tonight, I will try the “diskdigger” and the “Recuva”. But I?m not putting too much faith on those software due some post I read here.

I really need to recover same work data.

What do you recommend?

Thanks.

A:You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it!!!

Hi,

Can you post a screen capture of Disk Management? Click the Start Orb, and in the serach box type disk management, then click on the option. Maximise the Disk Management screen and then post a screen capture of it here.

Regards,
Golden

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Every 5 minutes or so , a pop up saying "You need to format the disk in drive g before you can use it" comes up. Problem is, I have no disk in drive g, and nothing connected to my usb ports. So i have no idea what this means. Add to this that the device manager keeps refreshing and will not let me click anything. Any help?

A:Format disk in drive g pop up!

What is g: drive?

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So every once in a while I get this tiny window with the message you see in the title of this topic. It asks me: "Do you want to format it?" with the options of "Format disk" or "cancel".
Now, this is my backup drive so I really don't want to format the disk because then all data on that drive will get deleted.
Also, when I go to "My Computer", the icon for that drive keeps disappearing and then reappearing, even after I've closed all of the popups.
Like I said, this doesn't happen every day, but on the occasion when it does it just keeps popping up again and again until I have dozens of the little popups open. And this drive has been plugged in to my computer for years now without being unplugged so it's not as if I'm introducing something to my computer that needs to be formatted. It should already be formatted!
How do I stop this stupid thing?! I rebooted my computer and so far that seems to have worked, but I would really like a permanent fix to this, or at least know why it's doing it.
 
Thank you!
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A:"You need to format the disk in drive I: before you can use it"...HELP!

Rather than "stop" such warnings...I believe that you ought to pay closer attention to such and realize that such are indicative of a problem and prompt action may be required.  Shooting the messenger...will do nothing to prevent a negative event from happening nor will it effect a resolution of any problem.
 
1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

 

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I have had this message pop up when I plug in my external hard drive. As you can imagine, I have A LOT of things backed up on this hard drive, such as: Music, pictures, documents; basically A LOT of stuff I can't get back.
I am a pretty clumsy person, and I admit it has fallen to the floor a few times, but it is usually just fine. I'm afraid its last fall may have been fatal, because now I get that message when I plug it in. I don't know what to do.
 

A:You need to format the disk in drive g: before you can use it

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So every once in a while I get this tiny window with the message you see in the title of this topic. It asks me: "Do you want to format it?" with the options of "Format disk" or "cancel".
Now, this is my backup drive so I really don't want to format the disk because then all data on that drive will get deleted.
Also, when I go to "My Computer", the icon for that drive keeps disappearing and then reappearing, even after I've closed all of the popups.
Like I said, this doesn't happen every day, but on the occasion when it does it just keeps popping up again and again until I have dozens of the little popups open. And this drive has been plugged in to my computer for years now without being unplugged so it's not as if I'm introducing something to my computer that needs to be formatted. It should already be formatted!
How do I stop this stupid thing?! I rebooted my computer and so far that seems to have worked, but I would really like a permanent fix to this, or at least know why it's doing it.
 
Thank you!
~:A:~

A:"You need to format the disk in drive I: before you can use it"...HELP!

Rather than "stop" such warnings...I believe that you ought to pay closer attention to such and realize that such are indicative of a problem and prompt action may be required.  Shooting the messenger...will do nothing to prevent a negative event from happening nor will it effect a resolution of any problem.
 
1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

 

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so i just took a ton of pictures and i don't want to lose them.

i have a memory card for my digital camera and i have never had problems in the past just putting it into my laptop (with windows vista) and importing the pictures. but today when i put it in a message popped up when i tried to access the content that said "you need to format the disk in drive g before you can use it." this has never happened before. and if i go to format it a message tells me all content on the card will be erased. i don't want that. i tried putting in another memory card and the same thing happened. i tried to format that one and it said format could not be complete. so what can i do? i don't know why this is happening all of the sudden!

thank you
 

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I am getting this popup: "You need to format the disk in drive x before you can use it".

In my case it's drive H:
I have unchecked "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" in the Control Panel. I did this a week ago when I started getting these popups and it seemed to work till today when it all started up again. I just noticed that the popup is not appearing, but the drive is appearing and disappearing from my file manager (I use Q-dir).

What's up with this crapola? It's driving me crazy.

A:You need to format the disk in drive x...

Check all the cables & PSU.

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My computer will not even read a disk when I insert it. I also cannot burn. I went into my device driver in the control panel and it has a yellow triangle with an ! in it. When i click it, it shows the properties. The device status says this "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)". I dont know if this helps, but the dvd/cd-rom drive is "TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652D ATA"

Please help!!!!!

A:Cannot load driver for cd/dvdw drive

Hello teresa.mc

Try removing the filters.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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hi all

after unistalling Itunes ive just noticed that my cd drive is missing from my computer???

just checked the device manager and teh driver is missing???!

tried unistalling and restarting but still no joy???

searched the web 4 ages but couldnt find the driver.......... can ny1 help please??

drive tsstcorp cd/dvdw ts-l532a

I'm using a compaq presario laptop on windows xp :)

thanks all

A:[resolved]lost cd/dvdw drive???

Had that happen to me only it was after I upgraded Quicktime. The drivers should be on your original xp disk that came with the laptop or on the restore disks you made.

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