Erase USB Drive

Electronics Computer Programming Q&A
Post Reply
Ed446
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2002 1:01 am
Location: Burns, TN
Contact:

Erase USB Drive

Post by Ed446 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:41 pm

I have a drive that has Win Cleaner on it in CDFS format. I would like to erase it so I can re use it.
Thanks Edwin

User avatar
CeaSaR
Posts: 1633
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:01 am
Location: Phoenixville, PA USA
Contact:

Re: Erase USB Drive

Post by CeaSaR » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:34 am

Is it useable as a regular mass storage device currently? I.e., can you copy a file on and off there? If so, just erase Win Cleaner and you are good to go. If not, right click the drive and you should have the option to format the drive. Follow the prompts and you'll be good to go.

CeaSaR
Hey, what do I know?

Ed446
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2002 1:01 am
Location: Burns, TN
Contact:

Re: Erase USB Drive

Post by Ed446 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:49 pm

Anything I try, I get the message access denied. That is why I put the file format in my info request.
Edwin

User avatar
dacflyer
Posts: 4310
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2002 1:01 am
Location: USA / North Carolina / Fayetteville
Contact:

Re: Erase USB Drive

Post by dacflyer » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:23 am

some USB drives have a small switch that locks the drive.. does yours have that ?

dyarker
Posts: 1643
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:01 am
Location: (somewhere), Afghanistan; from Rochester, NY
Contact:

Re: Erase USB Drive

Post by dyarker » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:27 pm

What kind of drive? A hard drive? A thumb (flash) drive? A thumb (static RAM plus coin cell) drive?

Those are more or less random access for reading or writing.

Or maybe a R/W CDROM drive? With what kind of disc inside?

Your mention of CDFS suggests an answer you won't like.

C U L,
Dale Y

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests