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Can't Format My Pen Drive

By sanjay_hcl07 ·
I HAVE 1 GB MOSERBAER PEN DRIVE. AND THERE ARE VIRUS IN IT. WHEN I SCAN THIS PEN DRIVE BY AVG 7.5,VIRUS DECETED AFTER HEALING AVG FORCED TO RESTART MY PC. AFTER RESTARTING THE PROBLEM IS SAME. VIRUS IS STILL IN IT. THE SAME CONDITION WITH SYMANTEC 10.0 ANTIVIRUS. WHEN I FORMAT IT THE MESSAGE IS DISPLAYED " THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECT". BUT THERE IS NO WRITE PROTECTION BUTTON ON MY PEN DRIVE. I HAD TRIED IN CMD PROMPT AS WELL AS SAFE MODE. PLEASE HELP???

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Strictly speaking - you CANNOT FORMAT a pen drive

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Can't Format My Pen Drive

A pen drive is SOLID STATE: as such there are NO MOVING PARTS. There is nothing to move around, therefore nothing to format.

What is the virus called?

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Sure he canformat it

by Dr Dij In reply to Strictly speaking - you C ...

is windows way of wiping all the sectors and setting up system directory for files.

I don't think it matters whether moving parts or not. Tho low level format for a disk can't of course be done on memory stick.

I'd just try to format it in someone else's PC. Be sure autorun is not on so they don't get infected.

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Well, I reckon it'll 'forget' it's a pen drive if you format it

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Sure he canformat it

That's been my usual experience.

I'd be happier defragging it and deleting (almost) everything on it - that way you don't format the boot sector.

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I aggree with Brian!

by The Listed 'G MAN' In reply to Well, I reckon it'll 'for ...

Defrag & Delete sounds like the option here.

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Can't Format my pendrive

by gyanaranjan_nath In reply to Can't Format My Pen Drive

please help me how can i format my pendrive.
in dos mode it will format then after it will come again virus.

please tell me is their any software where my pendrive format.

Gyana Ranjan Nath
Rourkela
Orissa

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how to solve that

by desmonddemusmiluvyah In reply to Can't Format My Pen Drive

go the start ,click on the run,and enter disckmgmt.msc and enter
but first insert the pen drive
you can also do this by formating c drive
thanks
am desmond from ghana
+233248197075
desmond.demus@yahoo.com

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cannot format my pendrive

by infoworldgp In reply to Can't Format My Pen Drive

i have a 2gb i ball pendrive but when i insurt my pendrive in my computer pendrive is detecting but cannot open when it double click says format it but windows cant format it and pendrive also showing 8 mb

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