Hello, I would like to format my USB flash. window was unable to complete the format. and Report that "Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not read-only, and then try again. For more information, search Help for read-only files and how to change them." Thank you advance.
Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly make sure that the disk is not read-only
Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly - Best answers
Check to see that the disk and drive are connected - Best answers
With the Drive attached, go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD.exe icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the command prompt window type chkdsk X: /R and press enter (replace X: with the actual drive letter of your flash drive) now type a Y to unmount the drive. Once Check Disk has checked the file system you can Format the drive.
Some Flash drives have a slider switch on the side to make the drive Read Only, if you have this switch make sure it is set to Write.
Sadly, RAW format appears on devices which may have some hardware issue. RAW may mean that the drive is currently not really recognized from the system. There are so few thing you could do to restore information from a RAW file format. It seems to me that you have no data in the flash, but if you do try connecting it to some Linux OS.
If you have no important data in that USB, I recommend you to replace it. It is very important to use a reliable device for your data.