Reformatting a USB key.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xander562, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Ok, so i got a 1GB USB drive from office Depot for really cheap, like $20, the only problem is is that every time i put it in, a CD icon appears along with the Drive icon, i deleted everything that was on the USB Drive (it came with some crapware stuff) but the icon still comes up, see picture attatched. so is it possible to reformat a USB key completely?
     

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  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    Yep, you can reformat it in Disk Utility – it should be tucked away in your Utilities folder unless you've moved it.
     
  3. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    ok so i did what you said,
    and it didnt work,

    i even reformatted it on my brother's Dell, and that didnt work either, the CD IS STILL THERE!:( :mad:

    man, i hate crapware, my brother put it in his computer and it just started installing stuff!

    any other suggestions?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    You're going to need a Windows program to remove the U3 partition. I found the utility on RapidShare long ago when I had to kill it on my brother's flash drive. I make sure flash drives don't say U3 when I buy them from now on.

    You're in luck. (Use Google from now on please.)

    http://u3.com/uninstall/
     
  5. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Thanks sooo much, although i still had to use my brother's PC to uninstall it, oh well.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah it's a PC only uninstaller. But I'm glad to hear that you got it removed.
     

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