windows cannot format USB flash drive

Dell Inspiron 1545
July 26, 2011 at 04:42:09
Specs: Windows 7, 3 GB
I have Windows 7 home basic(64 bit) with Intel Core2 Duo.It was doing fine around 2 months back or so.But suddenly ,it stopped copying or deleting any data from any USB removable disk.Whenever i try to format any USB Flash drive ,it gives me an error message, "Windows was not able to complete the format".s

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#1
July 26, 2011 at 13:32:26
Can you format that device on another computer?

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#2
July 27, 2011 at 22:18:33
this will do the trick
http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Dis...

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#3
July 28, 2011 at 06:01:32
I believe you need to use Fat32 for flash drives, if you are trying to format to NTFS, that may be the problem.

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#4
August 6, 2011 at 09:37:31
yes ,i can format my drive on other computers.Infact ,my windows 7 is unable to format any flash drive.

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