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Weed

format USB stick multiple part?

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Hey!

i dont know whats wrong :( today i bought a new usb stick Lexar Triton Jumpdrive 32GB

i used an USB HDD to install OS's and want to use my USB stick now, i use winsetupufromsb since its a great tool and very easy tool

i tried to format the stick same like my usb hdd

1st: FAT32 3GB Boot_Tools

2nd: NTFS 2GB XP_Install

3rd: NTFS 9GB W7_Install

i use acronis for that, partitions have been created and formatted but it just cant assign drive letter?!

and iam on win7 x64 ult

thanks!

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"by design" Windows NT does NOT "allow" mounting partitions (exceptions made for first one) on devices that are marked as removable.

There are two different approaches to solve this:

  1. find the "manufacturer tool" for the stick and change the "removable" to "fixed"
  2. use a filter dirver

some info about filter drivers are here though cannot say if 64 bit version exist and - if they exist - if you will need to disable driver signing:

Manufacturer's tools can usually be found here:

http://flashboot.ru/index.php?name=iflash

jaclaz

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You may also use BootIce for example and flip which partition is visible to Windows- Parts Manage-->ReFormat USB disk-->Set Accessible. Still a bit limiting, only one partition visible at a time.

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thanks for help!

uh, i havent known that it is a limitation by windows

thats bad, then i cant use my stick in my way i wanted

with this workarounds iam limited to my system seems

thanks for the links, will try a solution out

@ilko, a thats a good solution too, i may anyway later just need one partition to view, my data one

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@ilko, btw. maybe u could update bootice from winsetupfromusb to BOOTICE v2012.05.20

the old vresion have problem viewing the correct available space where we can multi-partition disks

edit: since the dl link for the filter driver is done i came accross this site: http://agnipulse.com/2012/03/filter-drivers-removable-media-fixed-disk-windows/

i have downloaded diskmod from here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8klnry5n2kzoflk/zu-PR4QWut

installed diskmod.inf with rightclick and executed UFDasHDD.bat, replugged usb stick and now it is a fixed device and can view my partitions :)

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Glad you found a good solution.

@ilko, btw. maybe u could update bootice from winsetupfromusb to BOOTICE v2012.05.20

the old vresion have problem viewing the correct available space where we can multi-partition disks

It will be updated in the next version. Meanwhile I have just added it to download list where current version of WinSetupFromUSB is:

http://code.google.com/p/winsetupfromusb/downloads/list

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i have downloaded diskmod from here

For the record the diskmod tool was released here:

http://reboot.pro/9461/

Of course the driver needs to be installed on *all* OS dealing with the stick.

jaclaz

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