My thumb drive showing raw cannot be formatted on Windows and it shows 0 bytes with used space 0 bytes, why can't I format the usb stick? Is there any tool that can help me get it fixed?
My usb stick is raw and wants to be formatted - 'You need to format the disk in drive e before you can use it. Do you want to format it?'
USB Stick Wants Formatting
If this is what comes up to your flash stick, a reformatting would mostly work.
However sometimes, it may feedback with error 'Windows was unable to format'
We would recommend you try fixing the raw usb stick at first with cmd and see whether it would.
Here in this video, it includes a few ways to fix the usb stick can't be formatted problem.
Sometimes, the format failure could be caused by the following factors that involved with write protection, read-only etc.
A read-only file attribution would make the usb stick failed to be formatted.
Remove readonly with cmd
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Rufus to format usb that cannot be formatted
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