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USB Can'nt formatted

I am trying to format my pendrive. After giving format command it showing Windows was unable to complete the format.

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  • rudra_sakti Aug 28, 2008

    My Operating System is Windows XP

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Well if you are going to my computer > Selected Drive > Right-Click On Icon > And Click Format > Quick Format > Start

And it should be done. If not check to see if the drive is not set on lock.

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sir
u dont need to buy a new one. You can download file shredder from here . do following things :
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  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 .,
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