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USB Flash Drive can't be formatted

  • USB Flash
  • Windows
  • Storage
  • Flash Drive
  • Windows 8
  • Command Prompt
Last response: in Storage
June 12, 2013 12:46:43 PM

I'm preparing an ADATA S102 Pro 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive to holding a Windows 8 installation for a new computer. Following a guide, I'm told to clean the drive using Diskpart in Command Prompt, but as I enter the command it returns "Invalid Function". At this point I notice Windows (7) is no longer recognizing my flash drive. So I replug the drive and it shows up, Windows says I need to reformat it. I try, it says "Windows cannot complete the format". If I go around this and format/create a new volume using Disk Management, Windows will recognize it again but using clean/other functions in Diskpart causing Windows to stop recognizing. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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June 12, 2013 1:00:59 PM

return the drive and get a different one.