Force format lock USB stick and it’s not working

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Hi there! I try to force format lock USB stick and it doesn't work.

Actually it's not write protected.

Any suggestion that I can resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Force format lock USB stick and it’s not working

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Good day friend!

This has happened to me a number of times before.

Make sure that the USB stick is not physically damaged and that there is no physical write-protect switch.

If you think that the USB stick is physically fine and not write-protected, then there are more than one way to format it.

A. Using Windows Explorer.

 In windows Explorer, right-click on the USB Stick and select Format.

B. Using the Disk Manager.

  1. Take note of your USB sticks drive letter. (for example, on my computer it is G:.)
  2. In Windows Explorer or the Start button, right-click on Computer or My Computer and select Manage.
  3. In the window that opens, select Disk Management from the right pane and a list of all your physical drives will appear on the center pane of the window, as well as an illustrated representation of the drives on the lower part of the center pane.
  4. Select your USB stick drive, MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT DRIVE LETTER, right-click on it and select  Format.

C. Using the Command Prompt.

  1. Take note of your USB sticks drive letter. (for example, on my computer it is G:.)
  2. Click on Start button, select All Programs, select Accessories, then right-click on Command Prompt, and select to Run as Administrator. Click Yes on the notification window that appears.
  3. On the command prompt, type "cd " to bring you to the root drive.
  4. Then type "format <drive letter>:" then press Enter. For example, if my drive letter is G. format G:
  5. Press Enter again to confirm the process.
  6. Wait for the format to finish.

D. Using the Command Prompt. (THIS ONE REQUIRES EXTREME CARE.)

  1. Click on Start button, select All Programs, select Accessories, then right-click on Command Prompt, and select to Run as Administrator. Click Yes on the notification window that appears.
  2. On the command prompt, type "cd " to bring you to the root drive.
  3. On the command prompt, type "DISKPART" . Press Enter key.
  4. When DiskPart runs, a new prompt "DISKPART>" will appear. On this prompt, type LIST DISK. A list of all your drives will appear. TAKE NOTE OF THE DISK # THAT CORRESPONDS WITH YOUR USB STICK. Look at the size listed and make sure it matches your USB stick's size. Selecting the wrong disk will result in lost data on that disk.
  5. You select the disk by typing SELECT DISK <disk#> then press Enter.
  6. Wipe the disk data by typing in CLEAN. Press Enter key.
  7. Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY, press Enter key.
  8. TYPE SELECT PARTITION 1, press enter key.
  9. Type ACTIVE, press Enter key.
  10. Type FORMAT, press Enter key. The DiskPart utility will then format your USB stick. After it is done, just type EXIT, press Enter, then you can close the command prompt.

There you go! I hope one of the solutions I offered will solve your problem.

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