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June 6, 2011 9:29:39 PM

i quick fomatted my 32gb usb pen after being prompted to do so by my laptop, now my dvd player with usb connection wont play it, i get a message on the tv screen saying unsupported usb. but it still plays my sandisk usb pen, can someone help ?
a c 415 G Storage
June 6, 2011 10:35:14 PM

How is your USB Flash drive formatted? Most consumer equipment understands the FAT32 file system, if you've formatted it as NTFS then that's likely to be the problem.
June 6, 2011 10:54:15 PM


I think its exFAT
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a c 415 G Storage
June 7, 2011 6:46:14 AM

That might be the problem - exFAT is a relatively new file system that may not be supported by your DVD player. Try reformatting the drive as FAT32 to see if that works.
June 7, 2011 3:35:32 PM

How do I do that ?
a c 415 G Storage
June 7, 2011 4:33:15 PM

Plug the drive into your Windows system, right-click it in Windows Explorer and select "Format". In the format dialogue box, select the "FAT32" file system before clicking "Start".

Of course this will ERASE ALL THE DATA on the flash drive, so make sure you have another copy of it if you want to keep it.

Make sure you format the flash drive - you don't want to accidentally choose one of your hard disks to format!
June 7, 2011 5:30:02 PM

When I try to format, the file system options are NTFS or exFAT
a c 415 G Storage
June 7, 2011 6:39:59 PM

It looks like Windows has an artificial limitation on formatting drives over a certain size as FAT32. You can get around it by using a third-party formatting program such as the one on this page: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm
June 7, 2011 7:47:13 PM

Your a star....... Works perfect now. Thankyou very much
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