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Problem with my pen drive

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    Default Problem with my pen drive

    i have a 2gb pen drive..
    i want to format it but i cant...
    one file named AUTORUN.INF is always present there and its not be deleted...

    how can i format pen drive....??

    Can Anyone say me???
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    its simple, just login into ubuntu (live)

    and delete the autorun.inf file from u r pendrive.

    OR

    if u can access u r pendrive

    open command prompt, locate to u r pendrive, and type, attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf, and quickly open u r pendrive and delete the autorun.inf file

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    There must be some virus present in your system, which replaces the file after deletion. Do a full system scan. To delete the present file, try using any Live OS CD. There are many software that can delete undeletable files. Check in download.com.

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    get into DOS mode.
    select the USB drive from command line.
    use DOS command attrib -r -h -s *.inf
    use DOS command erase *.inf to delete the file
    remove USB drive
    go back to windows mode
    full scan system
    you may find a few viruses.
    after cleaning system format your drive.
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    Is this a fullproof method?? or the next time we transfer data to the pendrive same problem will arise?

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    the problem would return only when you use the pen drive again in an infected system.
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    Run a full system scan with updated antivirus. Please share the antivirus you use. Avira or Avast will be nice. Also try CA Yahoo Antispy.

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    I have done this to all my drives, but I don't know whether it actually works...

    Just after you format your drive, be it HDD, Pen, Floppy or any such thing, create a folder named autorun.inf and set it to system, read only and hidden. This will save you from lame viruses.
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    use antivirus to delete

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaishaliv View Post
    Is this a fullproof method?? or the next time we transfer data to the pendrive same problem will arise?
    I don't think it is fullproof, at some point it is going to become full
    if you keep adding stuff into it.

    -F

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    Angry Armaan

    if i write anything in pen drive then cannot b written and get a msg which is 'remove the write-protection or use another disk'
    and same thing for formating so plz help me
    what should i do for that bcoz i want to format and then write?
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    Quote Originally Posted by armaaan View Post
    if i write anything in pen drive then cannot b written and get a msg which is 'remove the write-protection or use another disk'
    and same thing for formating so plz help me
    what should i do for that bcoz i want to format and then write?
    wasim8mynt@gmail.com or 09213691519
    I thinhk you should use "diskmgmt.msc" to format your pen drive
    i hope it works.......
    try it
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    Antivirus s/w can delete or otherwise quarantine it

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    do a scan with a good antivirus........
    if not working then do it manually...method posted above by others.
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