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    Help Please: Trying to Format a 16GB Sandisk Cruser Stick with OSX on it

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know how I can format my usb drive?

    It doesn't show up on My Computer but is still showing in Device Manager.

    Thanks everyone,

    Happysteveo.

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    this that stick i sent you?

    you can re-format it with this, it's free too!

    Original Poster

    baconsandwich

    this that stick i sent you?you can re-format it with this, it's free too!



    Thanks, yeah its the same one, but its not showing up in that program!

    Original Poster

    Correction, it is showing up in there now but there is no option to format it. Do I need to delete or wipe the partition do you know?

    Original Poster

    http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m306/steveaitken/Untitled-3.jpg

    delete the fat32 partition and the 'other' partition - this will leave the whole drive as 'unallocated'

    then right click, create a 16gb FAT partition.

    click on the tick at the top. should be job done.

    so the drive has a bootable OSX (for a netbook) and you are trying to scrub it?

    Does it boot quick enough this way?

    Original Poster

    baconsandwich

    delete the fat32 partition and the 'other' partition - this will leave … delete the fat32 partition and the 'other' partition - this will leave the whole drive as 'unallocated'then right click, create a 16gb FAT partition.click on the tick at the top. should be job done.



    Thank you. So now it appears like this, is it okay that is says FAT32 and GPT?

    http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m306/steveaitken/Untitled-4.jpg

    Original Poster

    AberdeenDad

    so the drive has a bootable OSX (for a netbook) and you are trying to … so the drive has a bootable OSX (for a netbook) and you are trying to scrub it?Does it boot quick enough this way?



    Thats right, yeah it boots fine, just didn't need it on the stick anymore.
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