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USB Flash drive says 'disc is full' when there's plenty of space.

I recently bought a 16GB USB flash drive for a really good price. It's been working perfect so far up until today.

I want to put a DVDR on the flash drive but it keeps saying 'disc is full'. My drive has 9GB of space free.

Things I've tried:
Formatting the USB drive ...again.
Rebooting many times
Emptied my Recycle Bin
Copying it to another hard drive and seeing if I can copy off that drive.
Boot into Safe Mode
Searched the internets

All of which didn't work.



It's not the USB drive because I can copy other files just fine on there. It might be the DVDR file (.img) but I'm not sure what would be the reason behind it. I had an issue with this before a couple years ago but I just said 'screw it' and didn't worry about it. I would like to try and figure this out this time.

Anyone have any clue on what else to do?
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Formatting to NTFS? Make sure it's not FAT32. 4gig limit on FAT32
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Formatting to NTFS? Make sure it's not FAT32. 4gig limit on FAT32

I don't have an option for NTFS, only FAT32 and exFAT.

Upon formatting to exFAT I get a message that says "Windows is unable to complete the format"

I'm running Windows XP (SP3) it should work...
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How are you formatting? Just through My Computer? Go through Admin tools>disk management. What type of thumb drive you have?
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How are you formatting? Just through My Computer? Go through Admin tools>disk management. What type of thumb drive you have?

Usually I go through My Computer.
The drive I'm using the OCZ Diesel 16GB flash drive.

Going through My Computer and I only see two options to format this drive 'FAT32 and exFAT'. FAT32 works but has file size limits. exFAT I can't get to format on this computer.

Going through Disk Management I only have one option FAT32. It's really strange...
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This worked.

http://www.ntfs.com/quest22.htm

I appreciate the help fieroloki
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Command prompt time

convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs (drive_letter being exactly that. Whataver letter its assigned)

Try that
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Well, that can work to.
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I don't have an option for NTFS, only FAT32 and exFAT.

Upon formatting to exFAT I get a message that says "Windows is unable to complete the format"

I'm running Windows XP (SP3) it should work...

Why does Microsoft do this crap? Same thing with FAT32 the limit is like 2TB but they won't let you format anything larger than 32gb as FAT32 (way to confuse people, too!)
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Why does Microsoft do this crap? Same thing with FAT32 the limit is like 2TB but they won't let you format anything larger than 32gb as FAT32 (way to confuse people, too!)

Actually, Windows ME supports FAT32 without limits. You could technicaly have a 16TB FAT32 drive in WinME.

Thats why the world hated ME though, it was never thought out. FAT32 on anything over 32GB runs like molasses as the file database grows huge and unmanageable.
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