Recovery Drive Creation Problem

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  1. jimsmart

    jimsmart New Member

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    I started the process but when it got to the "connect a USB flash drive" screen it acted like I didn't have a flash drive connected. I do and it is readable by the computer, just not the recovery drive creation. It is a SanDisk 8 GB flash drive that I just reformatted. Any suggestions?
     
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    Do you have a microSD card installed? If so, remove it.
     
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    Hi,

    Does the flash drive have encryption software on a separate partition (hidden)??

    I can't use my Kingston flash drive as a recovery drive because of this.

    (Just thinking out loud)
     
  4. jimsmart

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    Perhaps it does have hidden software. I reformatted the disk first (FATS). I hate the software they put on those things.
     

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