Brand new Inspiron 3670, 8 GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 Tried to create recovery disk but keeps erroring out. Using SanDisk Cruzer Gluide elevate, 16GB. Formatted it to NTFS as I saw suggested someplace. Ran it and it errored out. There are some files on the drive but the weird thing is if I go to properties of that drive now, it shows the file system is a FAT32. I've seen a system file corruption can cause this, but I've only had this for 5 days. The only thing I've downloaded is MS Office Student/Home. Any ideas?
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Even though you formatted the USB in NTFS, the recovery drive procedure formats the drive in FAT 32. Let the recovery process format the drive (it will do it anyway). Try the following page suggestions. What is the error you see when the procedure fails?
This was a new stick right out of the package. I’ve seen where some people had to use a larger size than what was actually suggested. This was the cheapest I could find maybe I got what I paid for. Any suggestions as to what I should buy?
You can purchase a 32 gb usb 2.0 flash drive @ local walmart for like $12.
When I first read ur post my first guess was the 16 gb may not be large enough. I created mine two months ago on a 32 gb drive. Took 2 hours but its done.
That's what I meant. 16 GB could be too small for the recovery image. You need an 8 GB stick just to create a bootable Win 10 USB, without anything else that Dell may have added to their recovery image...
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Sandisk can be faked so that although it says its a 16 gig drive to the system its actually a 1 gig or 2 gig or 4 gig device with firmware re written to show fake size. If it seems too good to be true it probably is.
The other GOTCHA is that you must use USB 2.0 port to create and to install. USB 3.1 ports will have "issues"
Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive by SanDisk: