Formatting a flash drive

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Sokolov Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday July 5, 2017 Status Member Last seen July 6, 2017 - Updated on Jul 7, 2017 at 05:23 AM
 Blocked Profile - Jul 7, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Hello,
My flash has a problem.
Each time I insert the flash on my PC, a drop down menu tells me "you need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it".
When I try to format, I get the information "Windows was unable to complete the format"
What do I do to safe my USB flash so that it works well again ?

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Jul 5, 2017 at 04:16 PM
What operating system are you using? Perhaps you need to perform these task with an elevated credentials.
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Sokolov Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday July 5, 2017 Status Member Last seen July 6, 2017
Jul 6, 2017 at 10:03 PM
Windows 10
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Sokolov Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday July 5, 2017 Status Member Last seen July 6, 2017
Jul 6, 2017 at 10:05 PM
I'm using Windows 10 Home
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Jul 7, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Ok, open a CMD prompt with elevated credentials, and issue the following:

format /q /x {drive letter}

You can see this article here:

https://ccm.net/faq/9524-format-a-usb-key-from-the-command-prompt-in-windows
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