In disk Management, try right clicking on the left hand panel next to the drive and see if the Initialize option is available. If so, try that before you do the format.eee-tee said:Hi, I do have other USB devices attached, but when I try using it on my laptop, which doesn't, the problem is the same.
When I attempt to format using My Computer> Format it starts but at the end says "Windows was unable to complete the format".
When i try the disk mgmt the same happens
hmmm... correct, that you are. I couldn't think of anything else that is associated with formattingJohnWill said:Possibly, though usually that would be an error at the start of the format, not the end. Can't hurt to try.
Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.
If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.
Join over 807,865 other people just like you!