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USB memory stick wiped.

Discussion in 'General PC Chat' started by billy79, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. billy79

    billy79 Registered

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    My zgemma box and wiped 2 memory sticks. Does anyone know why this is happening?
    TIA
     
  2. formandvoid

    formandvoid TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    It should not wipe your drive.Did you initialize your memory stick when you first plugged it in your box.
     
  3. billy79

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    Yes.
    It’s done 2 pen drives so far
     
  4. formandvoid

    formandvoid TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Not had that before tbh,are you using a good quality one like sandisk.
     
  5. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    The likelihood is that you have removed the drives and the box has allocated them a different mount point.

    If you're running ATV:

    MENU > INFO PANEL > PLUGINS > MOUNT MANAGER

    Make sure your drive is mounted as /media/hdd and formatted as ext4 R/W
     
  6. billy79

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    Yep. Both were sandisk
     
  7. dsayers2014

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    If you initialised it will wipe them.
     
  8. billy79

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    ?????
     
  9. biff2005

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    when you initialised the usb stick it formats it.. so it will be blank
     
  10. dsayers2014

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    When you first setup usb and initialize it it will wipe everything on the stick and format it. You only need to do this once so when you flash again you should be able to plug it back in and check mounts are correct.
     
  11. billy79

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    It’s the hard drive I use for recording. Ive used it for over a year.
    Some how it’s lost all it memory and is not recognised.
    This is the second one it’s happenes to
     
  12. cactikid

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    Are these drives permanently plugged in and not removed and your hdd is the same?
     
  13. billy79

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    Yes they were used as HDD it both have been wiped and won’t be recognised on laptop so basically wiped them of any memory for future use
     
  14. dave100

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    Windows on laptops & pc's can't see linux that the usb or hhd uses once been initialized on your box
    You need to format them back to something windows can see
     
  15. cactikid

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    Yes was thinking they were getting removed,always leave plugged into box and setup to use.
    There are other ways to view that content on pc and laptop if needed.
     
  16. billy79

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    How can I do that when my laptop doesn’t show them in the drive section?
     
  17. dt99

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    Use a free program, something like MiniTool Partition Wizard and format them that way. Windows wont show them as a drive, as they are not a recognised format, use a free tool like I have mentioned and they will show up.
     
  18. billy79

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    Nice one. I’ll give it a go tonight or in the morning. Thanks
     
  19. cactikid

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    Next question is where you want to use your drives box or pc?