HP USB Disk Storage Format tool (HPUSBDisk.exe) is a Windows-based format utility that is designed to format USB hard drive or SD cards to FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file system. It allows users to create a FAT32 volume which is larger than 32 GB. Unlike other USB format tools like Intenso USB format utility, it is portable freeware, so you can carry it on a USB drive and format other flash drives on any Windows PC. Or, even copy it to a PC and start it.
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool portable also supports to create DOS startup disks to boot a PC. The precondition is that you need to prepare a system file in advance. It can be run out-of-the-box because all you need to do is to download it from website and then launch it.
When you start the format tool, usually, you need to run it as administrator, in spite of double-clicking works in some cases. Otherwise, you’ll get “Permission denied. The administrator rights are required to run this tool”.The interface of this tool is similar to Windows-integrated format utility, which makes it easier to use for Windows users. Well, how should you use this simple USB format tool properly?
How to Use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool?
1. Connect the flash drive you want to format to a Windows PC and make sure it can be detected. Download HP USB Disk Storage Format utility from website to your computer. Or, insert the USB that contains the format tool to the PC.
2. Right click the application icon and select Run as administrator. Click Yes in the pop-out dialogue.
3. By default, it will detect and list all removable devices directly. If you have more than one removable drives, choose the right one. Otherwise, you’ll lose data on the wrongly selected one.
4. Choose file system for the drive. It gives only FAT32 and NTFS in this Windows 7 computer.
5. Specify volume label. Tick Quick Format in Format options. Then, click Start, confirm formatting and wait the process completes. It will give an introduction of the formatting operation on completion.
✎Tips: 1 .To make HP USB format tool bootable, check the box "Create a DOS startup disk using system files located at:" and then browse the system files. Please note that the USB drive will be formatted first as well. So backup required files in advance. 2. To make HP format tool portable, just copy the application to a USB flash drive, insert the flash drive to a PC and then run the application there to format removable drives.
HP USB Disk Format Storage tool for Windows 7/8/10/11 could be one of easiest formatting tools. Nevertheless, it would disappoint you by reporting error messages in some situations. Then, what are the errors?
HP USB Format Tool Failed Format Device
Some users report that HP USB format tool failed format device or HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool not working during flash drive formatting. In general, there are several reasons can explain the failure.
The HP USB format tool is not compatible with your computer. It is a Windows-based utility, so would not work in other operating systems.
The USB flash drive is about to fail, so it cannot contain a partition any more.
You’re creating a DOS bootable disk. It stuck and reports “Failed to format the device”. It could be the problem of the formatting tool. Try that with another.
Get “Device media is write-protected” error. Check if there is a Write Protection tab on the USB. If yes, switch to the unlock side. If no, it could be the problem of readonly. You can run “attributes disk clear readonly” in Diskpart to remove the protection. For detailed steps with screenshots, please refer to the storage is write-protected remove the write protection.
There are probably other causes for HP format utility not working. If you come across those problems and do not have a clue, you may need another HP USB format tool.
Better HP USB Format Tool for Windows 11/10/8/7
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is free partition formatting tool that provides more advanced features in formatting. Comparing with HP USB format tool, this utility supports changing cluster size independently. To create bootable format tool, you don’t have to prepare system files in advance because the software supports creating bootable media based on current operating system. And you can boot any other PCs with the bootable media to start formatting.
Except for formatting removable flash drives like USB drive and SD card, AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to format internal hard drive, and external hard drive with easy-to-use user interface. What’s more, you can format them in FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, Ext2, or Ext3 file system. Free download this HP USB format tool replacement and have a try.
To make portable formatting tool with AOMEI Partition Assistant, insert a USB or CD/DVD, click Make Bootable Media in the left pane, and follow the wizard to complete creating. Then, insert the USB to another PC, boot off the USB and start AOMEI Partition Assistant to format.
You can easily format a USB drive with HP USB format tool portable. However, to format a partition thoroughly, you can turn to more comprehensive formatting tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant.