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I can not format kingston usb DT101 G2. I click on the format choice and it says that I am using another programm,but I am very sure that I don't use anything.

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Goto my computer> tools >folder options > view >

tick the "show hidden files" option and also untick the "hide protected operating system files" option

now browse your usb and search for exe files and delete them all.
delete everything in the usb as you you are already trying to format it.

if it gives the same error that the file is being used then open task manager by pressing alt+ctrl+del.
goto processes tab and search for the same file name which generated the error on deleting.

end the process by right clicking it.

now format your usb.

If it still gives the same error then use the HP USB utility (link below):

AND remember your problem is not of hardware category.... it's a virus that is causing such errors.

Perhaps a good antivirus can clean your USB and make it perfect again.

thanks in advance and do vote my answer

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