hi friends from last 20 days we could not post any article due to our exams. But today we are back to solve a most common windows error ” windows was unable to complete the format”.So i am going to solve this most irritating windows error.

pendrive not formatting

Are you unable to format a penDrive or a sd card?
if yes, then this article is for you. just follow simple steps and get rid of this error within seconds.
There are many reasons due to which we can’t format a pendrive or sdcard. All the possible errors are mentioned below–>

>pendrive or sd card is write protected.

>may be attributes are enabled on it

>pendrive or sd card is courrpted

> pendrive or memory card is infected with virus

>may be some locking mechnism is enabled

>Pen stick file system become RAW

how to fix pendrives or flashdrives formatting errors?

if you suffered with windows formatting errors then don’t worry ,today i am going to discuss many working solutions for “pendrive not formatted errors”

So let’s get started–>

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Method 1

iCare Recovery

its a amazing windows software which solves formatting related errors. It is also used for recovering deleted files from most storage devices. iCare Recovery software solves following errors in formatting–>

>Accidentally formatted pen drive
>Windows reports "drive is not formatted,
 do you want to format it now" when pen drive
 was connected to PC"
>Pen stick file system become RAW
>Pen drive cannot be formatted
>8GB penstick reports not formatted
>CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives

Download iCare Recovery

click here to go to download page.

Method 2

Common Formatting errors

This method works for common formatting errors.

>Right-click on your pen-drive & –> Select the option “Explore” –> if is gets opened, backup your data and format it.

Method 3

Disk management solution

>Click on Start –> In the search box, type diskmgmt.msc and click on OK or use shortcut windows + R and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.So now disk management will be opened

>now here you find all drives of your windows. just select your pendrive.

>Then right-click on your pendrive —> Select “Change Drive Letter and Path..” –> Click on “Change” and assign different drive letter. for eg. G or T

>now Change the volume name by right-clicking on your pendrive and select properties & Enter your volume name. 


Method 4

Format using Disk Management

>use shortcut windows + R and type diskmgmt.msc & hit enter.

>select your pendrive and click on format

>now your pendrive got succesfully formatted.

Method 5

format corrupted pendrive with command prompt

So in this method we are going to use windows command prompt to solve the ” windows was unable to complete the format”

>Right click on cmd and run it as an administrator.

> now type your pendrive letter followed by a colon sign
for eg. –> E: and press enter

>now type format E: /q /fs:fat32 and press enter.

(here E is this the drive letter for your pendrive so write carefully )

>If you want to format your pendrive with ntfs then just replace fat32 with ntfs

for eg. format e: /q /fs:ntfs

Method 6

Sd Formatter & Any Drive formatter

if all of above methods doesn’t work for you then you have to use some formatting softwares. So we are going to use two usefull pendrive formatting software–>

1 click here to download SD Formatter

2 Click here to download Any Drive formatter

>So friends  hope all above methods solve the windows was unable to format pendrive” related errors. Try these methods and comment if any method works for you. Don’t forget to share this article on Facebook.