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Floppy boot sector on Corsair Flash Voyager


davedb

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Hi all,

 

(First post. Hope it's not in the wrong place. I read the rules.)

 

I had attempted to make my 16 GB Voyager key emulate a floppy. I had to copy a floppy boot sector to it using a utility. Unfortunately, the utility doesn't provide a means to reverse this.

 

I have tried many different things to get the USB key back to its OEM condition. As of right now, I can't create or delete any partitions on it, although interestingly I can format it with NTFS.

 

Does Corsair have any kind of low-level formatting tool available? I've used at least 5 different drive tools on a UBCD, but I simply can't get the USB key to stop "thinking" it's a floppy.

 

I attached an image of how it appears in XP's diskmgmt.msc. Note the floppy icon appearing in the area labeled "Disk 2".

 

 

Thanks for any wisdom.

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No I am sorry we do not have a utility at this time, but you can change the properties to non-removable and then delete the partitions on it.

Or use a Win9X Boot Disk and set the FV as a HDD in the Boot menu and use FDISK to delete the partitions.

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No I am sorry we do not have a utility at this time, but you can change the properties to non-removable and then delete the partitions on it.

Or use a Win9X Boot Disk and set the FV as a HDD in the Boot menu and use FDISK to delete the partitions.

 

Thanks, RAM GUY.

 

I had tried changing it to non-removable. The upshot of which is that it allowed me to format it as NTFS. It's currently set as non-removable but I still am denied the ability to create/delete partitions from within Windows disk manager.

 

I haven't used FDISK on the FV, but I have tried other partitioning utils on my UBCD. I'll give FDISK a shot and see what happens. Thanks for helping. :)

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