SanDisk Cruzer U3 how do I format to get rid of U3?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Hofy, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Hofy

    Hofy 2[H]4U

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    I just picked up a SanDisk Cruzer 1GB flash drive at Staples for $20. I get home and connect it to my PC and this annoying U3 crap keeps coming up. I want to get rid of it and just use it as a regular flash drive.
    I have deleted the files and formated the flash drive. The very next time I connect it that U3 crap keeps coming back and all the files are back too. WTF??!!
     
  2. filthysanchez

    filthysanchez 2[H]4U

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    i had to get on a mac to delete it.
    you could probably do it through ubuntu.
     
  3. Hofy

    Hofy 2[H]4U

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    Starting up Tux right now. Will let you know if it worked. Thanks.
     
  4. shadowwyvern

    shadowwyvern Gawd

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    Google showed me this I do not own one of these drives personally, and actually never will if I can help it, so I do not know if this actually works. My friend had a drive with U3 on it, but crashed it and that removed it, but this sounds a little more reliable :). I lol'd at the site's attempt to persuade you not to remove it
     
  5. Langford

    Langford [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have removed that junk from many drives. shadowwyvern's link is the right solution.
     
  6. Hofy

    Hofy 2[H]4U

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    Thanks, that did the trick. I was just searching wrong, again.
     
  7. MonsterSound

    MonsterSound n00b

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    Thanks for the link. It worked fine. My DVD player's usb wouldn't recognize the flash drive with U3, but it's alright noooww.
     
  8. [LYL]Homer

    [LYL]Homer [H]ardness Supreme

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    Nice, just did this with my Sandisk.
     
  9. PaHick

    PaHick Gawd

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    Someone buy this man a beer. THANK YOU!
     
  10. ilkhan

    ilkhan No Title for You!

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    um, if its a sandisk it has the uninstall utility installed as part of the suite. utilities -> remove as I recall.
     
  11. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

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    The uninstall utility on Sandisk's site is the way to go...in the future. As for portable suites, use PortableApps.com instead. It works much better, and allows more freedom and customization.