Windows cannot format my thumb drive

By taylub
Mar 22, 2008
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  1. I have a 2gb cruzer micro thumb drive and it has worked before in the past but I needed to use it for a windows boot disk and that requires fat32 format, I formatted it to that and now that all of the files are off of it windows tells me every time I plug it in that it needs to be formatted so I click format and it says “windows was unable to complete the format” any suggestions would be great.





    Ok I just figured it out. Use the windows disk and go into the partiton manager and reformat it there and turn the computer off before it starts installing windows :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. taylub

    taylub TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 141

    thank you I will download that for future use :)
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