Unable to format 32GB Toshiba Flash Drive to NTFS.

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  1. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    #1 HORIZONTAL THINKER, Jun 25, 2012
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    Hi All,

    I've a problem that i hope one of you guys can help me with. I'm trying to format a 32GB Toshiba Flash Drive to NTFS but am finding it impossible to do on Win7 64bit Ultimate.
    I need it NTFS for the transfer of large files (4GB+).
    I've tried using EaseUS Partition Master and although it says it's formatted to NTFS, Windows still can't read it.
    I then tried formatting with windows. No luck.
    I tried formatting through command prompt. No luck. Getting the following message:
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    the 1st and 2nd NTFS boot sectors are unwritable. 
    All NTFS boot sectors are unwriteable.
     Cannot continue. 
    Format failed.
    Anyone got a solution to this problem?
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    what is the history of the drive? New? was formatted before?
     
  3. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    Will it accommodate large movie files??

    Brand new. Never formatted before.
     
  4. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    Brilliant. Many thanks for the help guys :worthy: