Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Windows was unable to format - flash drive

Hi guys this article shows you how to format your flash drive, when you get the irritating message that windows was unable to format. The problem can be caused by many things from hardware failure to bad partitions. This article helps you if your flash drives' problem is due to bad partitions. O.k enough chit chat lets get to business.

Insert your flash drive into your computer
Run the command prompt in administrator (Go to start, type cmd, right click on cmd and click run as administrator)
In the cmd window that appears type
- Diskpart hit enter
- list disk 
in the list that appears look for your flash drive then type
select disk 1(where 1 is the number of your flash disk, be careful not to format your computers' hard drive)
type clean
- active
- format fs=ntfs
wait until it finishes formatting to 100%
then type
- assign
- exit
close the window and your flash drive will be as good as new. :)

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