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Hi, I have a 2gb usb flash disk. The problem is, everytime I try to format it a dialogue box displays "Windows cannot complete the format." All files are deleted so I eject my flash disk but when I insert it back to the unit, all the file I deleted a while ago, was there again. Is it infected or is there a software I could download from the net, like a formatter or something? I hope you could help me solve this problem.

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Glad to HELP YOU!


You need a software to get installed on your machine so to make that annoying message to disappear. The application is called UNLOCKER and you can have it from HERE [it's FREE...!].
After installing this application right click on the drive that you want to format and click on UNLOCKER.
The moment UNLOCKER will open select UNLOCK ALL.
Now you have to be able to format your flash drive without any problem.

My best wishes for YOU!

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HOW TO FORMAT YOUR USB FLASH DISK


Start your computer and plug in the flash drive in the USB port.<br /><br /><br />Click on "My Computer." Click on "Manage" in the "Explorer" window of "My Computer."<br /><br /><br />Open the "Device Manager" and locate your USBDrive installed under the "Disk Drives" tab. <br /><br />Right click on "Removable Disk Drive" and click on "Properties" from the menu.<br /><br /><br />Click on the "Policies" tab and choose "Optimize for Performance" from the options. Click "OK" <br /><br />and continue.<br /><br /><br />Click on "My Computer" and choose the format on the flash drive.<br /><br /><br />Choose "NTFS" or "FAT32" depending on the type you want from the dropdown menu box.<br /><br /><br />Click "OK" to complete the format.

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try using linux
then also try using your phone or whatever the disk was to be used if not then g to control panel and look for the administrative tool click it, go to computer management and try format it from there. If all this can't work then, return the product to the dealer

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click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive if you still want or need to format
click start click on my computer you should see your drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps"

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right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
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click start click on my computer you should see your drive
right click then select format
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STEP 1 - Optimize the flash drive for performance
1. Plug in the device to the PC.
2. Double-click My Computer.
3. Right-click on the flash drive, then select Properties.
4. Click the Hardware tab.
5. Select the SanDisk Cruzer USB Device disk drive, then click Properties.
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Windows was unable to complete the format


sir
u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :
  1. download and install file shredder
  2. shred all the files which are in pendrive(after shredding u will not be able to recover them)
  3. then try to format it .,
thankyou for using fixya
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