- Boot the computer using a LiveCD Linux, for example: KillBill Slax, Knoppix or other distributions,
- Once logged into the system, insert the flash which had troubled to one USB port. For security reasons the data, make sure the flash is only problematic just installed,
- Make sure your flash is detected, or at least the LED indicators flash,
- Sign in to console
- In the console run cfdisk / dev/sda1 (with the flash to adjust how the attached),
- Delete or remove a partition on the flash,
- Create new partition by selecting Create New | Write,
- Save the changes you’ve just done,
- Flash format by typing command-f32 mkfs.vfat / dev/sda1 in the console.
- Your flash disk have new partition, so it can be reused either in Linux or in Windows.
Format USB flash Using Disk Storage Format Tool
In addition to the above, you can also use the tools that are issued by third parties. One of them is Hewlett Packard (HP). Although this tool released by HP, but utilization can also be used on other brands of flash.
Here are the steps to improve the flash that can not be in the format using the HP USB Disk Storage Format tool:
- Download the application HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool here
- Install the application, recommendations OS used is Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, and Novel Netware,
- Enter the troubled flash into one USB port. Make sure your flash drive is detected and obtained allocations on Windows,
- Applications run the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
- Determine where the flash drive is inserted,
- Select Create New or Replace Existing Configuration to create a new partition and delete the new configuration in flash,
- Format your flash is in accordance with the desired file system.
Good luck, hopefully useful.