Formatting an Unformattable Pen Drive… A simple DOS Command

Perhaps these days almost all of us are well aware of pen drives and use them a lot for files transfers from one PC to another or sometimes use them to listen music or videos stored on the flash drives. But sometimes the excess use of these pen drives from one PC to another results into infection with some rare viruses which cause them to malfunction like folders missing, capacity shown less or sometime we even couldn’t format it. The reason for such a problem a virus residing in the pen drive makes the system busy so from windows environment it becomes hard to format it or access it properly. So below is the simple DOS command thru which you can easily format a pen drive :

  • Goto Start –> Run.
  • Type Cmd & press Enter.
  • Type the following command line

Format/x G:

  • Here G: refers to your removable disk drive letter.
  • Press Enter.

Now I hope your problem will be solved if in any case there is still a problem then I will advise you to download the best tool for pen drives “HP Format disk Utility” which is quite a very good application that can fix a lot of pen drive related problem. Below is the download link:



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  2. You Rock bOSS. I had done everything to format my pendrive but remain fruitless.Your suggestion was my last attempt to format it before throwing it to dustbin. And what happeen……..It is done like a magic. hats off to you. thanks thanks and thanks.

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