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Ask a question yyoo23 2Posts Saturday April 19, 2008Registration date April 20, 2008 Last seen - Last answered on Oct 30, 2012 at 03:26 AM
hi,

I have a problem with a disk drive. I can't format it. I receive en error "windows was unable to complete the format" what can I do?
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Hi mate, I am denny from india..i have same prob and I solved it with the following way...i think this issue was with the deleting of its primary partition..if this was the issue uc an solev it by this way..ok..just try it...

go to desktop and right button the my computer and slect the Manage
then goto disk management from the options
then select the flash drive from the clicked windows..i think its may be 3rd window


and u can format ur flashdrive with the options u got from there....ok...i solved my issue with this way..so just try it...



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any- Oct 26, 2012 at 02:10 AM
its says "unable to complete the format"
any- Oct 26, 2012 at 02:15 AM
"the format did not successfully
any- Oct 26, 2012 at 02:15 AM
"the format did not complete successfully
v r redban- Oct 26, 2012 at 08:37 AM
thank you it solved mine
Riaz- Oct 30, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Thank you denny. I solved my flash drive format issue.
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I experienced the same problem (my USB device is PQI Traveling Disk i221). My Windows Vista can not solve the problem, fortunately the Windows XP solved the problem. Try these steps on Windows XP:
1. Start, Control Panel,
2. Performance and Maintenance,
3. Administrative Tools,
4. Computer Management,
5. Disk Management,
6. Find the USB drive (usually the last storage device before the optical drive),
7. Click on the USB drive,
8. Right click on it and you will see the options (New Partition or Format)
9. Follow the instruction (I chose FAT32), but please do NOT chose Quick Format.

Good luck.....

DR
divya- Oct 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Thank you so mush that helped
raghu- Oct 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I tried so many times but itsnt formatting...........
itsmeberlaii- Oct 29, 2012 at 09:37 AM
i tried but its not working
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if any one can't get that then try this

right click on my computer
>manage>disk management
right click on flash drive/ pen drive/ window show 3 drive
format (not in ntfs try it in exFAT)
it works surely

i solve my problem on 40 gb pen drive

so good luck
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Reboot PC

Start in Safe mode

format with command prompt(goto>run>cmd>enter)
[formate [driveletter]]

may be work

Good Wish !
radheshyam- Nov 27, 2008 at 10:18 AM
hii thanx for the given information which is really helpful for me..because I have purchased the pendrive 32 gb which is not working wen I was buyed from the shop I donno wat to do I thought I was wasted the money ..but after reading your provided information and tried got succuss and using my pendrive now...iam really impressed by ur work than you..god bless you frnd....
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hy, I have a problem with a disk drive.i can´t formate him.i receive en error "windows was unable to complete the format" what can I do???
seva,,- Jul 6, 2009 at 12:07 AM
Thank kittu...

it works me ...

G:\>format g:
Insert new disk for drive G:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Verifying 946M
Cannot open volume for direct access.

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Volume dismounted. All opened handles to this volume are now invalid.
vijay- Aug 3, 2009 at 09:53 AM
your suggestion worked out for me Thanks
karmi- Jul 30, 2009 at 01:10 AM
i have 32 gb pan drive. but show problem window was unable to complete the format..

plz give me salutions
freeze- Aug 26, 2009 at 10:41 AM
This problem occurs because Windows cannot read the FAT partition table. The problem may occur when the following conditions are true:

* The MO disk is already formatted with the FAT file system.
* The file system on the MO disk uses 2048 bytes per sector.
* A non-Microsoft operating system was used to format the MO disk.

This problem does not occur if MS-DOS or the Windows operating system was used to format the MO disk.

WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, format the MO disk with the NTFS file system. Then,...
To work around this problem, format the MO disk with the NTFS file system. Then, reformat the MO disk with the FAT file system.

MORE INFORMATION
This problem may occur with the following sizes of MO media:640 megabytes (MB)1....
This problem may occur with the following sizes of MO media:

* 640 megabytes (MB)
* 1.3 gigabytes (GB)
* 2.3 gigabytes (GB)
iiit jabalpur- Aug 14, 2009 at 05:40 AM
for it using command prompt
type w+r
then type cmd
view "h:"(with out quotes"
then type
format/x h:

here h: is the drive letter of your pendrive
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Thanks dude, the software is awsome.... I worked for my 64 GB USB

Cheers
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That definitely worked for me (OCZ 4GB USB drive)... I had to go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and right-click on the "Unallocated" (black) block that represented the USB drive and create a new volume. I was only able to choose FAT32 at this stage, but once that worked, I was able to right-click on the mounted drive in My Computer and reformat to NTFS.

Thanks!
Paras- Mar 18, 2009 at 01:18 AM
Thanks a lot My pend rive is working properly now.
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Just delete the partition first and it works fine :)
mas- Jul 26, 2008 at 07:20 PM
how do you delete the partition?
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Cool

thank you so much

I hope I can help u some day
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number 23 dinatly worked for me let me post again try this guys this is works

hat definitely worked for me (OCZ 4GB USB drive)... I had to go into Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and right-click on the "Unallocated" (black) block that represented the USB drive and create a new volume. I was only able to choose FAT32 at this stage, but once that worked, I was able to right-click on the mounted drive in My Computer and reformat to NTFS.

Thanks!
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aye man you the best thanks you save me some money this is the only way that works
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i have (smart mmc mobile Nokia N70) I froget my password now how can I format it
prabakar4ever- Oct 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM
Hi , Ahmad . Here is a way to "FORMAT" UR MMC .

PROCEDURE :
First , u have to Install " FILE EXPLORER or FILE MANAGER " in ur Phone memory . Then , using that " FILE EXPLORER or FILE MANAGER " Select SEARCH or ADVANCED SEARCH in it . Then TYPE ""MMCSTORE" and start search . Now u will get that "MMCSTORE" file .

NOW , you open that file using "NOTEPAD" in ur PC .

THERE U WILL FIND UR PASSWORD !!!!!!!

NOTE : INSERT UR LOCKED MMC and do this PRocess .
Curvin- Oct 24, 2012 at 05:30 AM
Hey guys! My USB can't format. It only says "Windows can't complete the format". What should I do?

Guys, help me please. My USB is very important to me, I don't want to lose it. Please help me guys!
Kindly give me the step by step process. I'm beggin' you guys! Please!!! ='(
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Den, on Monday July 14, 2008 04:36:32 PM

Thank YOU.
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