Fix “Windows was unable to complete the format” Error. Windows can’t format USB Drive. Fix cannot format USB Flash drive in windows 10. You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it.
Formatting is the only solution left when you have tried all methods to fix the corrupt USB flash drive. Although it erases all your data present on the disk, but saves your USB drive and gives it a new life free from viruses, trojans and all other crappy stuffs. Now, if your USB is corrupted in a way that once you do a right click and format it displays a message saying: Windows was unable to complete the format
Fix Windows was unable to complete the format
- First, type “cmd” in the Start menu.
- In the results, open “Command Prompt” as “Run as administrator”
- Enter the following commands in the “Command Prompt” window, and then press “ENTER” after each command:
select disk [number]
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=fat32 quick or format fs=ntfs quick