1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

WinXP asks to format every USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mmingos, Nov 19, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mmingos

    mmingos Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2011
    I have WinXP in my Acer Aspire 5600 Series.
    I recently revert back to my Factory Image setup.
    What i noticed after a week was tha everything is working fine except the USB storage driver.
    The driver of course looks fine in the device manager.
    But when i put on a usb storage device i get "disk not formatted" error.
    Even if i try to format it, it sais that it failed.

    I have tried 3-4 different USB drives and none works.
    I have tried to uninstall SP3 and still doesn't work.
    I deleted this file : C:\WINDOWS\inf\infcache.1 but still don't works.

    The problem is that i don't remember having problem before.

    Also when i put ubuntu linux or boot with Hiren Boot CD's Mini Windows XP, then the USB works fine !

    Any ideas ?
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Similar Threads - WinXP asks format
  1. iono
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1027610

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice