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Unable to format pendrive

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December 1, 2010 1:27:37 PM

i tried to format my pendrive but just hang there. i try to format from disk management also cant? why ya? i cant copy anything to the pendrive. the message box will just display "copying......." but nothing moves,but i can open files and read.

this happened after i tried to install LiveXp into it and format using the livexp.bat command prompt.

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December 4, 2010 5:14:25 AM

Don't force it - If you got lots of errors or problems while using the pendrive might as well stop using it. It has it's limits - If it is still under warranty then return it or buy a new one.
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December 8, 2010 2:21:12 PM

if it is still on warranty then return it.if not then do a low level format but it is very risky so do it at your own risk...
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May 4, 2012 3:27:08 PM

hey! i have got a solution for this
go to cmd and type diskpart
than type list disk
Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:
SELECT DISK 1
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS

after completing to 100 your pendrive will work
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May 19, 2013 7:35:02 PM

rishabh jain said:
hey! i have got a solution for this
go to cmd and type diskpart
than type list disk
Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:
SELECT DISK 1
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS

after completing to 100 your pendrive will work



after performing third step :create partition primary i got following message

see screenshot




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October 30, 2013 7:40:04 AM

rishabh jain said:
hey! i have got a solution for this
go to cmd and type diskpart
than type list disk
Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.
So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:
SELECT DISK 1
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS

after completing to 100 your pendrive will work


I have the same problem: Pendrive appears in Computer folder, but can't access or format it.
I did what you said, but I got an error message: "There is no media in the device."
Can someone please help me? :( 
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