Memory Stick Reformatting

  K*B 16:50 26 Mar 12
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Friends, what do I do with an AXIZ memory stick that refuses to be re-formatted? I can no longer access my stored data it contains; I tried reformatting it, losing all the stored data and starting afresh, but each time I start reformatting it a message pops up saying: "Reformat cannot be completed" or something like that. What do I do with it? Throw it away? Even if it were right-protected, there's no switch on it anywhere to flip over and see what happens. Please help. Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:38 26 Mar 12

surprisingly enough this message often occurs when the drive is too full

something to try is wiping the disk with an eraser program (CCleaner has a wipe drive facility)

then format it on completion.

  K*B 20:03 26 Mar 12

Thanks, but it does not seem to have a facility for cleaning the flash drive (drive F in my laptop))? I can only see the facility for cleaning the hard drive (drive C).

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:09 26 Mar 12

you certainly don't want to wipe c:

try eraser here

  bremner 22:15 26 Mar 12

This formatting tool is very good on USB devices HP USB Storage Formatting

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