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"Windows was unable to complete the format" - Can't format flashdrive!

"Windows was unable to complete the format" - Can't format flashdrive!

I have a 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB flash drive that I had ruined a while back trying to make it bootable. Anyway now when I click on it I get a message that it needs to be reformatted to be used. So when I try to do that, the formatting starts and suddenly ends with the message "Windows was unable to complete the format".

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Guest [Entry]

"I had a similar problem with a Sandisk drive. Sandisk flash drives often come with U3, which is software that allows you to carry mobile versions of your favorite software (ff, ultraedit, etc..). Unfortunately, the U3 software is hidden, you need to use Sandisk's proprietary software to manage U3 (you can use their tool to install/uninstall).

u3.sandisk***/

Edit: I would try using their LaunchPad removal tool.

u3.sandisk***/launchpadremoval.htm

If that doesn't work, try reinstalling U3 (not sure if you can do this), then uninstalling again.

After all that, try formatting."