“Windows was unable to complete the format” when trying to format HP USB flash drive


I have a 2 GB HP flash drive, when I right click and select the format option , I get a warning dialogue that says

Windows was unable to complete the format

How do I format a flash drive?

Best Answer

You often cannot format a USB thumbdrive from windows formatter - especially with Windows XP or older. I'd suggest using the HP drive format tool - the one I have linked is an older, better version to format it.

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