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Can't format my sandisk micro cruzer 16gb flash drive

When I go to format it it will run through the process and the finally say," the format did not complete successfully", or " windows can not complete the format." Also, I can not get it to change the file sysem from RAW to FAT 32. I have tried the drop down screen but when it attempts to format it it stays the same.

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  • WFWhipple Nov 29, 2008

    Used the HP tool, but formatted the drive to 3GB.

  • rhogz2k4 Dec 27, 2008

    Hello everyone,

    Good day to all of you. Please bear with me on how to fix my sandisk Cruzer Micro 4gb. I can't format it and whenever you browse the content of it. I just displaying 0 files. Well in fact the last status of it was containing lots of files. And since i want' to initialize it again, can you please kind help me on how reformat this. thanks in advance.


  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have 16 GB USB drive which is not getting formatting. Its formatting it till 99% and then vanishing. Error " Windows cannot format this drive " I have tried an HP utility but no go

  • uv_y2k6 Jan 22, 2009

    I will erase my u3 software from my cruzer 4gb pendrive

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    can't format



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Try this --

Download the HP disc format tool using this link--

After downloading the file you need to install this. 
After installation,launch the software, and select the Flash Drive Letter and try formatting.
If this does'nt work,plz let me know and I'll give you one more alternative.

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In my personal experiences, with RAW file system USB flash drive, you can easily take two steps to fix everything:
Step1. Extract everything important out from this RAW format flash drive with RAW file system drive data recovery software to avoid drive data loss troubles at last.
Step2. Format this RAW format flash drive from RAW to NTFS with ease. Of course, if you cannot format it with your usual way, you can easily download related drive format tool online to take chances.
But, if your drive cannot be restored back with any formatting method, it must be damaged seriously and go instead it with a new one.
Learn lessons to make drive data backups well and also use flash drive carefully and rightly all the time.

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