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Windows was unable to complete the format (USB)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lolicon123, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. lolicon123

    lolicon123 Thread Starter

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    it's a corsair flash voyager 16 gb. problem is in title that's the error i get when trying too format my usb tried chaning from fat too ntfs did not make any difference thought any ideas?
     
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  3. Jack Hackett

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    Try this utility, ignore the fact its from HP, it works on any make
     
  4. lolicon123

    lolicon123 Thread Starter

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    getting "media is write protected. format cannot be completed"
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Using what? Is this just a normal USB thumb drive? Is there is "read-only" switch on it like on SD cards? Are you using the suggested HP tool (which also repartitions the drive)?
     
  6. lolicon123

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    was using swissknife, nah no read only switch, yea but you have to regsiter to update your drivers and i rather buy a new usb then pay 30 dollars for it lol
     
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    You`re not selecting the correct download button to get the HP utility, it isn`t the red button, it`s the blue button underneath it. That will take you to the download page. On the right side of the page you will see "Download Locations" in blue, choose your location to download from, and click on it.
     
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