Formatting USB flash memory stick
Posted on 2006-07-09
When I added a manufacturer's driver to my 98SE for a Centon flash memory stick, a dialog box indicated I would have to format the flash memory stick to begin to use it. The stick is loaded with data that I don't want to have to erase. Did I do something wrong in the identification of or download of the driver, or is that standard operating procedure for CENTON? (I did not have the same problem with a USPro memory stick.) If I do have to format the Centon, will I be able to see any data I put on it on another desk top (XP professional) with which I have been able to use the flash memory without an initial format? And when I load data from the XP computer, will it readable on my Compaq routinely, after an initial formatting?
A second question, I have a CD-ROM on my Compaq (original hardware) and a CD-RW (which I added). I can access data on CDs from either drive. However, I used to be able to copy from the ROM to the RW, but for the past few years (maybe in going from Roxio 4 to Roxio 5) Roxio refuses to recognize my CDRW. Why? If it is Roxio's software, what other copying program could you recommend? TX