How do I convert my RAW USB back to NTFS file system

Recently, I made the USB (8 gb) bootable to launch Windows 7 on my new PC. I need to know how to convert it back to its original settings so I can use it as a storage device again. Thanks in advance!

The file system is stuck on RAW, and I need it on NTFS.

- I have tried formatting it, but it gives me an error saying "Windows is unable to complete the format".

- I have also tried running Chkdsk on it and it gives me an error "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

The only files I have on it are WIN 7 installation files, which I do not need anymore.
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  1. Silentxninja said:
    Recently, I made the USB (8 gb) bootable to launch Windows 7 on my new PC. I need to know how to convert it back to its original settings so I can use it as a storage device again. Thanks in advance!

    The file system is stuck on RAW, and I need it on NTFS.

    - I have tried formatting it, but it gives me an error saying "Windows is unable to complete the format".

    - I have also tried running Chkdsk on it and it gives me an error "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

    The only files I have on it are WIN 7 installation files, which I do not need anymore.
  2. goto command prompt (CMD)
    then type: format F: /P:0
    then press enter
    F: is my flash drive.
  3. Tommy140 said:


    Thank you, your advice was best among many other solutions I've seen and tried.
  4. marrymaranan said:
    Silentxninja said:
    Recently, I made the USB (8 gb) bootable to launch Windows 7 on my new PC. I need to know how to convert it back to its original settings so I can use it as a storage device again. Thanks in advance!

    The file system is stuck on RAW, and I need it on NTFS.

    - I have tried formatting it, but it gives me an error saying "Windows is unable to complete the format".

    - I have also tried running Chkdsk on it and it gives me an error "The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives."

    The only files I have on it are WIN 7 installation files, which I do not need anymore.




    Why Dont u Try To Use This Program It Work For Me
    http://www.pendriveapps.com/bootice-partition-flash-drive-edit-boot-sector/
    1.Select Your Usb
    2.Do Parts Manage
    3.Re-Partitioning
    3.Then You Can Cuztomize It And Press OK
    BTW I Tried To Make USB Into A Local Disk For Partitioning And I Failed It Turned Raw Does Anyone Has Answer To This
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