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Ask a question manesh - Latest answer on Dec 24, 2012 11:53AM
Hello,
I have 4 gb trancent pen drive when I open it windows give message pen drive is not formated and when I formate it
windows gives message "Windows unable to complete the formate"
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Manesh
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pen drive (latter):j:
Open cmd.
start>run>cmd enter
cd/ enter
format j:/q enter
y enter successful.
jinikhan- Oct 14, 2012 11:45PM
i try it but it cant work
sandeep- Nov 4, 2012 09:40PM
Hello,
I have 8 gb kingston pen drive when I open it windows give message pen drive is not formated and when I formate it
windows gives message "Windows unable to complete the formate"
Thanks .
sandeep
rinee- Nov 21, 2012 03:55AM
right click on my computer->rclick on manage->click on disk management->then click on ur pendrive window->then right click->then choose format. it will work..
yehmmy- Nov 26, 2012 07:38AM
Write Protection removal
You can remove write protection from your usb flash drive using the below method:
a. Open start menu, in the search bar type regedit and press enter. This wil open the registry editor.
b. Navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
Note:
If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
c. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
d. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right window and set the value to 0 in the Value
Data Box and press OK button
e. Restart your computer and try copying files into your USB drives.
jadu- Dec 15, 2012 07:56PM
superb bhai
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dude u should have 2 use hp formatting tool u can download it from

http://ccm.net/download/download-127-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool
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What I would say AND THIS DEFINETELY WORKS
Google a program called Hp format.i had the same problem with my pen drive and even mp3
I used to see all forums for the solution and didnt find anything
This was only my idea
and know I am glad I can show it to you
Just download hp format,install,and it will format and fix your pen drive
jas711- Nov 13, 2012 12:21PM
100% working thanks
adibou- Nov 15, 2012 10:50PM
worked great!
impu1seS- Dec 1, 2012 11:26AM
Thanks, it worked.
An- Dec 3, 2012 05:09PM
Thanks, it worked on a Kingston pen drive.
k- Dec 8, 2012 09:12AM
did it takes a long time to format it ??
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Wat to do with this ?

C:\>format J: /q
Insert new disk for drive J:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is RAW.
Please use the /FS switch to specify the file system
you wish to use on this volume.


How to Use FS command ... am bad at DOS :(
Shah Reza- Nov 9, 2009 01:43AM
What to do with this ?

C:\>format J: /q
Insert new disk for drive J:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is RAW.
Please use the /FS switch to specify the file system
you wish to use on this volume.


How to Use FS command ... am bad at DOS :(
please help me
as soon as you can please help me
rajashekhar- Dec 6, 2009 10:07PM
hey , I followed your steps like
in dos , I have written the device name
fromat i:/q
entered y
then it shows a msg like please use the /fs switch to specify the file system
you wish to use on this volume ......
but I dont know what to do.
help me?
ad- May 1, 2010 01:59AM
You need to use:

format i: /q /fs:fat32
saravanan- Dec 24, 2012 11:53AM
i tried above steps what msg I got is "cannot determine number of sectors on this volume"
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I tried it but it says Disk is write protected.. my USB is Transcend JF V30 4G.. can someone help me too please.... :(
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Hi try this,
Open cmd.
start>run>cmd and format your pen drive. or win-key+R.
for ex:
pen drive (latter):j:

C:\>format J:/q Enter .

or using unix operating system to format your pen drive (FAT32 File Type).




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lucky- Nov 1, 2012 11:45AM
go to transcend site and download recover tool .
nabeel- Nov 1, 2012 07:12PM
fat32 error
eastboy- Nov 2, 2012 03:59PM
Transcend recovery tool works only with transcend Falsh drives
mann- Dec 10, 2012 01:51PM
it,s not working
basu- Dec 14, 2012 07:31AM
all above process is not working help me? any solution

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