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 Post subject: Erase USB Drive
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:41 pm 

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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


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 Post subject: Re: Erase USB Drive
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:34 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Erase USB Drive
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:49 am 

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Anything I try, I get the message access denied. That is why I put the file format in my info request.
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 Post subject: Re: Erase USB Drive
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:23 am 
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some USB drives have a small switch that locks the drive.. does yours have that ?


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 Post subject: Re: Erase USB Drive
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:27 pm 

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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.

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