Windows unable to format pen drive [Solved/Closed]

manesh - Jan 30, 2009 at 04:33 AM - Latest reply:  saravanan
- Dec 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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"


Thanks
Manesh
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204
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pen drive (latter):j:
Open cmd.
start>run>cmd enter
cd/ enter
format j:/q enter
y enter successful.

Thank you bharath 204

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i try it but it cant work
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
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..
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.
james @bhinav - May 15, 2011 at 06:24 AM
132
Thank you
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
Lindarx 4 Posts Friday March 12, 2010Registration date March 13, 2010 Last seen - Mar 12, 2010 at 01:51 PM
51
Thank you
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
100% working thanks
worked great!
Thanks, it worked.
Thanks, it worked on a Kingston pen drive.
did it takes a long time to format it ??
14
Thank you
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 :(
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 > Shah Reza - Dec 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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?
You need to use:

format i: /q /fs:fat32
i tried above steps what msg I got is "cannot determine number of sectors on this volume"
shannoboy 6 Posts Monday December 3, 2012Registration date March 17, 2014 Last seen - Dec 5, 2012 at 02:42 AM
13
Thank you
I tried it but it says Disk is write protected.. my USB is Transcend JF V30 4G.. can someone help me too please.... :(
rajamcg 13 Posts Sunday March 1, 2009Registration date March 4, 2009 Last seen - Mar 2, 2009 at 11:28 PM
9
Thank you
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).




Report me....
go to transcend site and download recover tool .
fat32 error
Transcend recovery tool works only with transcend Falsh drives
it,s not working
all above process is not working help me? any solution