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WinSetupFromUSB will not recognize USB drive


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neonnlarry

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This is turning out to be a big trial for me (trying to install XP on a laptop with Vista). Tried doing it from CD but cannot get SATA DVD drive to boot CD. So I bought a couple of USB flash drives and am now trying to install from WinSetupFromUSB. My problem now is WSFUSB gives me "No USD Disks detected or not properly formatted" message in the USB Disk Selection window. I have tried two different USB drives, three diffenent USB ports, formatting one of the disks (FAT32), starting WSFUSB before and after plugging USB in, even restarting all to no avail.
Any help would be appreciated Thanks.


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What tool did you use to format the USB stick? Use the included HP USB format tool if you did not, use NTFS for speed.
Attach WinSetupFromUSB.log file found in program directory.

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How can I use the included format tool when I can't find the drive to format. I'll do a web search and see if I can find it someplace so I can try that.

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Well I found the HP format tool, downloaded, installed, (it finds the drive) and formated (NTFS). WSFUSB still cannot find the drive.

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What version did you use of HP format tool? The ones after 2.0.6 (included on WSFUSB) do NOT set active partition, thus the program will not show it as a valid device.
WSFUSB shows only devices with MBR and active partition set as stated in the tooltips and readme.txt.

Please attach WinSetupFromUSB.log file found in program's directory, it may reveal something interesting.

Now get Beeblebrox and check if the first partition is set as active (80), you most likely have 00 in boot column. Set it 80 and save changes. Make sure you are working with the correct disk. Unplug the USB stick and replug it. Start WSFUSB, its the stick recognised now?

Alternatively you can format it with other tools, check this post:
http://www.msfn.org/...o...st&p=852405

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The HP format ver is 2.1.8. But beeblebrox shows 80 in boot column.
I don't know what to make of the log file it looks like it finds the USB and then says just the opposite.
Let me know what you think.
Well now attachments say I'm not allowed to upload this type of file. So look at this.
2009/04/23 13:12:36- WinSetupFromUSB 0.2.1 started
2009/04/23 13:12:36- OS WIN_XP X86 ServicePack: Service Pack 3
2009/04/23 13:12:36- Getting USB drives information
2009/04/23 13:12:37- Found USB Physical Disk: JetFlash Transcend 2GB USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/04/23 13:12:37- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted
2009/04/23 13:12:37- Checking sizes...
2009/04/23 13:12:37- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/04/23 13:12:37- Target space available- 0 MB
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Checking sizes...
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Total source size- 602.2 MB
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Target space available- 0 MB
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Windows source selected- C:\XP3CD
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Source version- Windows XP Professional
2009/04/23 13:12:52- Service Pack- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
2009/04/23 13:12:52- AMD64 flag- 0
2009/04/23 13:13:00- Getting USB drives information
2009/04/23 13:13:00- Found USB Physical Disk: JetFlash Transcend 2GB USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/04/23 13:13:00- No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted

Edited by neonnlarry, 23 April 2009 - 02:25 PM.


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You most likely do not have MBR. Try zeroing the first 100 sectors of the USB stick:
http://www.boot-land...?...ost&p=32296

Unplug it using safely remove hardware icon, plug it back in and then format it with HP USB format tool included in WSFUSB.

If you find the above complicated ot do not understand what to do, do not risk. This way below will take longer, but is much safer- download this:
http://www.killdisk....s/killdisk2.zip

Use KD_WIN.EXE, select the USB stick itself, NOT the drive letter below it. Use F10 to zero out all sectors. Unplug, replug the stick and try to format it with 2.0.6 version of HP utility.

If stick is not displayed again in it use 2.1.8, but use Beeblebrox afterwards to ensure you have set active partition.

Post again WinSetupFromUSB.log file, to attach it simply add it to a zip archive, or change extension to .txt.

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I am also having this problem.
WinSetupFromUSB says "No USB Disks detected or not properly formatted"

I have a Corsair Flash Voyager 64GB.
It was new out of the box and formatted 64GB FAT32 by Corsair.

So, I attempted to format it using the
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool V2.0.6
but it says:
ERROR
"Volume is too big."

Please help

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Sorry, I have no experience with such large USB sticks, so can give ideas only.
Did you try using NTFS rather than FAT32? It's preferred for speed as well.

You may also try MulTiPartitionUSBstick folder and the relevant batch files within to install a filter driver, which will show USB stick to windows as USB hard disk, thus allowing partitioning and proper formatting from Disk Management, just like with ordinary hard disks. You need to set the first partition active.
This would work on 32 bit Windows only, XP is tested, no idea about 2003/Vista/7.

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@zZolaa

It seems to me like the right occasion to test the new kid on the block on a 64 Gb:
RMPREPUSB:
http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=7739

The alternative being installing a filter driver and using normal Disk Management.

Or, under Vista, using diskpart.

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