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HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool formats any USB Flash drive in FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems and creates DOS startup disks that can help boot an ailing PC. Better yet, it's 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, run it, and then just delete it.


Nimble: At just 96KB, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is small enough to keep copies wherever you need them.

Enable Compression: Selecting Enable Compression lets archive and backup software compress and store data on your removable drive.

DOS startup disk: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool can create a bootable DOS drive that can boot your PC for repair or recovery using copies of your own system files. The feature doesn't work with NTFS partitions, but FAT32 is fine for portable drives in Windows NTFS systems. We tried version 2.2.3.


Run as administrator: You may need to run HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool as an administrator. It's easy enough -- Right-click the app and select Run as Administrator -- but nevertheless an extra step that some might find intimidating.

Bottom Line

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool is a no-nonsense utility that formats removable storage media quickly and robustly.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.2.3
Version 2.2.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Hewlett Packard Development Company
Publisher web site
Release Date December 01, 2009
Date Added October 02, 2013
Version 2.2.3
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 96KB
File Name HPUSBDisk.exe
Total Downloads 2,396,456
Downloads Last Week 4,183
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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