USB Stick Not Contiguous

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I have a 4Gb FAT32 usb stick that I use to boot several iso images using grub4dos.
Any iso image I add turns as contiguous however there is one iso that no matter what I do it always show up as non-contiguous. This image is the largest from the stick, having almost 300mb.

I tried moving it from hdd to stick and everytime is the same result: from hdd — file is contiguous but from usb — file not contiguous.

Tried WinContig to defragment the stick and it says no fragments found. Even if they are fragments, none of them are this iso image.

What can I do?

Best Answer

I don't think it is a good idea to use a defragmenter on a flash drive, as it will continuously keep on moving data and wearing the drive out while it is working.

If the images no longer work, I think the easiest solution would be to just make the ISO compilation drive again, which you could do overnight, as it takes a long time in my experience.

I use XBoot to do this.

XBoot