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Windows unable to complete Format (USB flashdrive)

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January 28, 2010 11:00:43 PM

Hey guys, thanks for hearing me out

I'm having trouble formatting a pendrive I bought a week ago...I've tried basically everything, when I try to format with windows it tells me that "Windows was unable to complete the format" and when I try through command prompt this is what I see:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

"""""C:\Users\Nikolas>format j:
Insert new disk for drive J:
and press ENTER when ready...
The type of the file system is RAW.
The new file system is FAT.
Verifying 0M
The specified cluster size is too big for FAT.


Is the Pen Drive dead? Is there any way to make this work again?

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January 29, 2010 3:39:36 AM

Hey Treefrog, thanks for the reply

Regarding your links, the second one didnt really work, tried but failed, I just cant find a way to format it, imma try the first one though,
Thanks for the help

PD: Overclcking an E8600 Core 2 duo to 4.45?
How do you keep that think cool?

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January 4, 2012 2:00:33 PM

Hey guys , I can't format my USB stick (TEKQ USB 2.0 Flash Drive 1GB) it says Windows Could Not Format or something like that :( 
I tried lots of programs to try to format it , even the Low Level Formation or whatever.

Do you have any suggestions? Please post here and help me , I really need the USB Flash Drive :( 

Thanks in advantage ;) 
January 12, 2015 10:47:59 PM

try formatting it with disk management