This is a discussion on Can't format USB Stick!! within the Removable Media Drives forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I got a 8GB USB Stick today from eBay, I transferred two files on to it to see if it
I got a 8GB USB Stick today from eBay, I transferred two files on to it to see if it works okay but when I put the USB in the computer again one of the files wasn't opening and it said it was corrupted. So i tried to delete the file but again it wouldn't let me so i tried to format the USB. I have tried formatting through windows (right click and click on format) and it is not letting me do it as it says "Windows cannot complete the the format".
Now I can't access the files or the stick. Please help...
Hi, I am using Disk Part but I don't know how to clean my USB Stick. If I type "list disk" then I do not find the memory stick however if I type "list volume" then I find it. I selected it and typed clean but it says "there is no disk selected".
I was looking for an answer to this question and this thread has helped me to find it, but I am running Windows Vista and the process is slightly different. My USB thumb drive was inaccessible after I formatted it previously as ExFAT.
In Windows Vista, you click the "Start" button and then right click on "Computer" and select "Manage". That opens the disk management window. From there, you right click on the usb drive that you could not format before. If it is displaying "unallocated space", you can opt to create a "New Simple Volume". This gives you additional formatting options and should enable you to format the drive successfuly.
For window XP,
Go to start then run, type cmd
In command prompt(cmd.exe) type this
i assume your pendrive is f, if not, change the drive.
if this message occur as bellow
The type of file system is raw. Please use the /FS switch to specify the file system you wish to use on this volume