Saturday, December 26, 2009

"An error occurred while attempting to format the drive." error with WBFS Manager

Just close the program, right click its shortcut/exe and "Run as administrator" :)

18 comments:

  1. didnt work for me. ): Seems to work for everyone else.

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  2. So...
    open a cmd window
    type "format e: /q" assuming e: is your usb drive letter
    on the volume question goto your window explorer and press on the drive you want to format (e:) press F2 and copy the name of the drive (current volume)
    paste it as your answer to the volume question.
    the cmd will ask you to force dismount - approve...
    enter a new volume (ie "WII")
    now you could use the WBFS manager...
    enjoy :-)

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  3. It works for me tanks

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  4. This works! (Y) :D

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  5. Many thanks!
    It works for me too.

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  6. Thanks works like a bomb

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  7. You're a master!!!, really, this solved my problem, thanks!!!!

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  8. Great! The key is :
    Copy the name of the drive (current volume)
    paste it as your answer to the volume question.

    Thanks a lot!

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  9. pelase help i got stuck.
    open a cmd window
    type "format e: /q" assuming e: is your usb drive letter
    on the volume question goto your window explorer and press on the drive you want to format (e:) press F2 and copy the name of the drive (current volume)

    what volume question are you talking about. where do i press f2 on window explorer?

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    1. It's been 8 years since I wrote this so I can't remember really :) I believe the 'format e: /q' command will ask you what name you'd like to give the formatted drive, and F2 is just to select and copy the old name.

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    2. Yes, you're correct, F2 just opens the bar where you input the name to rename the device

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  10. maybe you can still help me?
    i did what you recommende but it didnt resolve my problem, any more suggestions?

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  11. hmm not really..Are you sure you're running wbfs as admin?

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