unable to Format usb flash

June 20, 2015 at 00:19:37
Specs: Windows 7, 1 GB
Im unable to format my 8-GB USB flash drive (sometime i am able to perform a quick format but) each time after a reconnect to my system the file system automatically converted into RAW file system. What do i do to solve this problem..?

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#1
June 20, 2015 at 02:27:28
Are you doing anything different with these format attempts than before when they were successful? Are you using the same computer? If everything is the same then likely the drive is bad.

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#2
June 20, 2015 at 06:32:59
You're running Win7 with only 1GB RAM? 8GB flash drives are about $5. While you're at the store buying a new flash drive, get some more RAM for your system.

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#3
June 20, 2015 at 08:08:04
Try the flash drive on another computer - if you hit the same problem it is defective.

If you are having to reformat it in order to use it then its a sure sign that it is life expired. This can happen - they don't last forever.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
June 29, 2015 at 05:01:54
Use this HP USB Disk storage format tool
Hope it helps

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July 1, 2015 at 20:20:05

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#6
July 2, 2015 at 08:42:33
I just wonder if the original poster is still with us.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
August 5, 2015 at 18:59:26
which system is your computer running? what's the capacity of your flash drive? what operations have done to it before reporting the error message? If files in the drive are important to you, then you should try to retrieve files first. (there are recovery tools online). if you don't need files on the flash drive, then you can following these steps to get it formatted.
Solution one:
1. Go to Disk Management.(Right-click My Computer -> Manage)
2. The flash drive is listed at the bottom of the Windows. Right it and select New Simple Volume. Then follow the wizard.
3. The drive will be formatted.
Solution two:
If the Disk Management doesn't work, you should format it with Command Prompt.
1. click Start button and type cmd in the search both and press Enter
2. Type command diskpart on the black windows and press Enter key
3. Continue typing disk 4. Type create primary partition and hit Enter (4 is the disk number of the flash drive, and it can be other number on your computer)
4. type in Command Prompt format /FS:FAT32
If you are not good at using command line, then you can see detailed steps with picture here: http://www.eassos.com/how-to/window...
Method three:
Third-party tool. you can go to the website of your flash drive provider then you may find specialized repairing tool.

I've run into this problem once, and these solutions works on my issue. if they don't work on you, that means the flash drive is badly damaged, and you'll have to buy a new one.

good luck


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