Unable to format usb devices

alsu

New Member
#1
For the last 2 or so months I have been unable to format to or read usb thumb drives that are FAT or FAT32, I tried everything that I have read but none of it worked. I recently discovered that I am now unable to format to NTFS too, I can still read it but wonder how long until that goes away too. I really need some kind of fix. System restore doesn't go back far enough.
 


#2
Try these steps and tell me if it works:

1. Right click My Computer and select Manage.

2. Open the Device Manager and find your USB drive under the Disk Drives heading.

3. Right click the drive and select Properties.

4. Choose Policies tab and select the "Optimize for performance" option.

5. Click OK.

6. Open My Computer.

7. Select Format on the flash drive.

8. Choose NTFS in the File System drop down box.

9. Device Formatting is completed
 


#4
did you try the drop down to fat instead of NTFS??
 


alsu

New Member
#5
Yes, I used the drop down to FAT and FAT32. Both give the windows was unable to format message.
 


#6
For the last 2 or so months I have been unable to format to or read usb thumb drives that are FAT or FAT32, I tried everything that I have read but none of it worked. I recently discovered that I am now unable to format to NTFS too, I can still read it but wonder how long until that goes away too. I really need some kind of fix. System restore doesn't go back far enough.

Did you try to format with Swiss Knife:

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alsu

New Member
#7
Swissknife will not let me format to FAT or FAT32 either.
 


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