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After browsing the forums, I've read some threads pointing to similar problems and suggesting using a DOS floppy with a floppy drive. Outdated technology that I don't wish to waste money on just to fix a manufacturing defect on a Christmas gift. Is there another way to solve it; will returning my voyager for replacement resolve the issue or is this a 'feature' of the newer voyagers and should I return my voyager and go with another brand? (I had a 128M without this issue for years.)


Windows Logical disk manager on 2 XP machines and 1 Vista machine is unable to delete the pre-existing partition. Additionally, if I use linux fdisk to write a clean DOS partition table, I get a Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite). This occurs even after repetitive fdisk writes, re-syncs, reboots. Furthermore, of any partitions I write and format, only the first is readable by windows as a drive. All show up in the logical disk manager, only the first is mountable/drive-assignable, and the manager cannot delete any of them. If I wipe the table completely, windows can create a partition in the empty space, but it is fixed to the full size of the disk. Is there a tool I can use to resolve this so that windows logical disk manager can work freely with the partition table, mount all the fat/ntfs partitions? (One that does not require booting into DOS.) Is this a defect in the unit I received or an intentional design flaw?



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I am sorry as we do not offer a utility to partition the drive in Windows, however you should be able to use Linux to delete the partitions and then use Disk manager to format them, and I would suggest using a DOS Boot CD to use FDISK.

Or the HP utility may work on our flash drive, some have has success doing it that way. In addition, before you run Disk manager try and change the properties to non-removable and see if it will let you set the size of the partition.

Another way would be to use http://www.truecrypt.org but do not set a password when you create the partitions.

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