1. Open the command line
2. FORMAT E: /FS:NTFS /V:MyUSB /X
"E:" = will be the letter of your usb drive so make sure you get that right the 1st time
You can also change "MyUSB" to what ever you want.
Make sure to remove all the content from the drive before typing the cmd
Thanks for info but we are at cross purposes here. My fault I probally haven't asked the right question. I know how to format drives and have attempted the format as you have indicated but the message comes up again and again that windows is unable to complete the format. What I want to know is WHY windows cannot complete the format?. There is no indication why>