Help unable to format usb stick?

    Hello, I cannot format my 4gb usb stick. I tried window's built in format programme and it failed each time. I downloaded and tried killdisk and it also failed saying bad/unwritable sectors 62 to 130695, does that means it is knackered? Any recommendations as to what to do.


    That's a LOT of bad sectors if it's right.

    You could try formatting on another system to to be sure, but if that's comes up with the same errors it sounds like it's dead. . .

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    cheers Steve, I kinda thought that it was dead. Need to dig out that receipt only 3/4 weeks old!

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    You could try had … You could try had some problems formatting an external hdd but this tool formatted it and it's been ok since.

    Thanks I tried it and unfortunately if says write protected. So spent a while trying to unprotect it without success :whistling:
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