Guys, I’m having a lot of problems with my 64GB usb stick.
It worked fine till somehow I think I formatted in exFAT format (that happened in Ubuntu as I was trying to install something on it and I formatted it using I can’t quite remember which utility in Ubuntu), and that’s when the nightmare begun. Every time I’d insert that into the USB port I’d get a “USB needs to be formatted” message. So, I first of all tried to format that from exFAT to NTFS, and I almost managed (in Windows using the format F: /fs:NTFS command): it took about a day but when it reached the end at 100% there was an error message saying something about not being able to create a proper file system (sorry I don’t remember the exact words).
Anyway, I also tried to format that to FAT (in windows) running the following command:
Format F: /fs:FAT32 but I got this error:
F:\>format F: /fs:FAT32
Insert new disk for drive F:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is EXFAT.
The new file system is FAT32.
Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
123146240 bad sectors were encountered during the format. These sectors
cannot be guaranteed to have been cleaned.
The volume is too big for FAT32.
More than happy to sort this out in Ubuntu or windows, whatever, if it can be sorted out of course, but I’m struggling to get this back to work