Converting flash drive from raw to fat32

i have a 2 GB flash drive that its file system is raw and is detecting 8 MB as its capacity, i have tried all i could to format it but cant please help.
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  1. Could be dead. What are you doing to format it?
  2. i tried the normal format process but it doesn't complete the process, i also tried command, that is; format F: /fs:fat32 , this process formats but when it requres drive name and i type it say bad sector! is it really dead?
  3. Only thing left to try is a "zero fill". Find a tool that puts zeros in EVERY sector of the drive. Ultimate boot disk should have one.
  4. 4745454b said:
    Only thing left to try is a "zero fill". Find a tool that puts zeros in EVERY sector of the drive. Ultimate boot disk should have one.



    what tool should i use? please help
  5. 2GB flash drives are what, 5 bucks? Would you trust your data on a drive that has a bad sector? Throw it out.
  6. hey guy all i can say is that ur flash has lost its filing system and raw filing systems cannot be formated and neither can chkdsk utility work on it. all u need to do is to get it converted back to FAT32. I dont know how u are gonna do it because am in the same scenario en am trying to do that. i will update u incase of any success. kokas allan, UCU, Mukono, UGANDA
  7. kevmarkz said:
    i have a 2 GB flash drive that its file system is raw and is detecting 8 MB as its capacity, i have tried all i could to format it but cant please help.

    HEY you can try using ease us partition master 9.1.1 professional edition... it really does the magic.. atleast it did the magic for me.
  8. http://www.squidoo.com/raw-drive

    This one is for raw drive recovery. The usb is damaged and would report raw. You won't be able to convert it directly from raw to fat32.

    If you have data inside, you may try the squidoo advice and download the freeware to get your data inside out of the raw drive.
  9. kevmarkz said:
    i have a 2 GB flash drive that its file system is raw and is detecting 8 MB as its capacity, i have tried all i could to format it but cant please help.
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