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I am not to sure why your formatting your ipod but,
if you go to iTunes and restore you should get it restored.
If you are trying to format for use with another type of computer IE: mac or pc
you can hook it up to iTunes and it will format for use with that computer.
also if you go to my computer and see the drive right click and format the drive will also work.
If for some reason this doen't work, you may have a bad hard drive.
This is very common with ipods. Replace the drive and you will be fine.

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Selct Settings -> Restore ipod to initial settings , this will format the ipod automatically .

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