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Cannot format my pendrive

I cannot format my pen drive.there is a autorun file inside which cannot be deleted.i think it is a virus.everytime i wish to format,there will be a message saying that it cannot be deleted because there are another program using it.anyone can help?thanks!!!

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  • issac tay Jul 30, 2009

    thanks for the reply.i not really understand.i just can do till e: autorun.inf -s -h -r and press enter.then the cmd appear the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.i dont know how to type the del autorun.is it just type like that?i tried but appear could not find.

  • issac tay Jul 30, 2009

    cant delete it.the process is being use by another process.

  • issac tay Jul 31, 2009

    thanks.i succesfully removed the autorun and format my pen drive by using the cmd method.

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Why don't you boot up with the OS bootable CD with the pen drive attached. In DOS mode give the format command to the Pen Drive. It should work. You can use the win98 boot CD, it has more DOS commands available than the later Bootable OS's. Alternatively log in as administrator and use the disk management tool to delete the partion than make it a logical drive and format it as you like......sodeep

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    Start ur PC in safe mode, go to dos prompt in the cmd interface & type format e:, where e is ur pen drive........sodeep

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Dear! I tell you some instruction that is 100% accurate and your problem will be solved. Click on start and then click on Run type in cmd and press enter.
Now type the USB pendrive like d:or e: or f: etc. then type like e: commond will be
e: autorun.inf -s -h -r and press enter
then type del autorun.inf and press enter.
Your problem will be solved 100% guaranteed.
Thank You

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You have to stop Autorun feature of yourwindows which kicks in when we connect any new storage device first,then you will be able to format the drive and start fresh.

Steps to remove autorun:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715
(restart your computer first without the pen drive and then start the below procedure)

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following entry in the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciesExplorerNoDriveTypeAutorun
  3. Right-click NoDriveTypeAutoRun, and then click Modify.
  4. In the Value data box, type 0xFF todisable all types of drives. Or, to selectively disable specificdrives, use a different value as described in the "How to selectivelydisable specific Autorun features" section.
  5. Click OK, and then exit Registry Editor.
  6. Restart the computer.

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