How to Format a Write Protected Flash drive, Pen Drive Using cmd (Command Prompt)

A pen drive is portable electronic small device which saves data and it connects to other electronic stuff using USB.
Time to time we need to format pen drive or flash drive to clean existing data and clear memory.
Sometime we failed to format pen drive and flash error message. Sometimes we get error message flash is ” write protected” or “Window was unable to complete the format”.

Here i describe you step by step with picture to format your protected flash drive or pen drive.

Step 1. Press Key ‘R’ Holding Window(flag icon type) Key.

You will see run small window on your screen. Type ‘cmd’ in box and press Enter key.

You will black screen command window.

Step 2.  Type ‘diskpart’ and press Enter key.

You will see other black window ‘diskpart’

Remove your Flash Drive and go ahead.

Step 3. Type ‘list disk’ and press Enter key.

You see Disk 0 as it is system storage.(Remember we have removed flash drive.)

Now, insert your flash drive and follow same ‘list disk’. You can see a ‘Disk 1’ is added into list, purpose was to check our Disk name clearly which have to format.(Otherwise we can format our storage disk by mistake).

Step 4. Type ‘ Select Disk 1′( choose number which have to format) and press Enter key.

Step 5. Type ‘clean’ and press Enter key.

Step 6. Type ‘create part pri’ and press Enter key.

Step 7. Type ‘ select part 1’ and press Enter key.
Step 8. Type ‘ format fs=fat32’ and press Enter key.

You can see disk is formatting and keep patience it may take several minutes.

after several minutes, you can see 100 percent completed. Now you can use your flash or pen drive.

Note: If your flash drive does not work after this steps, your flash drive might damaged. You need new one flash drive.

Thanks!!!

 

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