You formatting it in NTFS?
Try doing this:
If you running windows 7/vista
>Select Disk 1 (1 being the flash drive. Could be 2, could be 3.. i dont know. check the sizes if you are unsure, but be sure to select the right one)
>create partition primary
>select partition 1
>format fs=ntfs quick
This should format the flash drive correctly. Please remember to use the list disk to select the correct drive number. Drive 0 usually is C drive. find the drive that is the correct size of your flash drive, that should be it.
thaks rozz, i just fixed a 32gig usb drive following your steps. cant thank you enough.