Windows unable to complete Format (USB flashdrive)

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:
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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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  1. I use HP Drive Key Boot Utility to make a bootable USB. There are instructions here for formatting a USB drive to NTFS instead of FAT in windows.
  2. 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?
  3. 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 ;)
  4. try formatting it with disk management
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