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Windows 7: help here~ mine usb kingston cant format

04 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
help here~ mine usb kingston cant format

mine kingston cant format
when i plug in mine usb windows say need to format
after i click on format then it show "windows unable to format"
is mine usb pen drive is dead??

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04 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Game01,

Does your USB key have any sort of built-in write protection feature?

If not, then you might see if you may be able to do a "clean all" command on the USB to wipe it clean. Just double check and make sure that you use the command with the correct disk number for the USB so as not to wipe the wrong drive. Afterwards the USB should all be "unallocated space" that you would just format.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Game01,

Does your USB key have any sort of built-in write protection feature?

If not, then you might see if you may be able to do a "clean all" command on the USB to wipe it clean. Just double check and make sure that you use the command with the correct disk number for the USB so as not to wipe the wrong drive. Afterwards the USB should all be "unallocated space" that you would just format.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
i cant clean the usb
it show error
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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05 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might try a plugging it into different USB ports to see if there may be something wrong with that one. Also try plugging the USB key into another computer to see if you may be able to format it on that computer.

If not, and it doesn't have any sort of built-in write protection feature, then it may be dead.
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