My Dell XPS13 notebook will not read any FAT32 formatted drive, be it a USB flash drive or the bootable UEFI partition.
This is preventing me from:
- Updating Windows 10
- Entering Safe Mode
- Reading any FAT32 drive
- Re-installing windows
I've tried both UEFI (Secure Boot) and Legacy boot.
The screenshot below shows a known good 4GB, properly formatted FAT32 USB stick.
EaseUS Partition Master recognizes as FAT32, Windows 10 Disk Management sees it as RAW.Partition Master however cannot read the disk contents.
If I try to re-format the drive (or smaller drives) to FAT32, it fails.
This computer will not read any FAT32 drive, USB, internal or external.
The drives I try are all correctly formatted, and readable.
I plug in a known, good drive, and the computer reports that it needs to be formatted.
Trying to reformat to NTFS works fine, but a format to FAT32 fails, and the machine wants to format it again… etc etc.
I cannot re-install windows: because,
All Windows 7/8/8.1/10 installation ISO files are designed to be extracted to FAT32.
Seems like a driver problem, but i dont know where the FAT32 drivers are ?
Does anyone know?