Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Format error "Windows cannot format this Drive..."- Solution


Are you getting "Windows can't format this drive, Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive and try agian formating" error when you try to format your drive? This error will come even if you does not open or use any progarms or files on that drive.

Windows can't format this drive,          Quit any disk  utilities or other programs that are using this drive and          try agian formating










Reson for this error maybe any programs reading or writing data's in that drive or Maybe a virus programs can make this error.

If you sure format that drive you can do it by force formating. first make sure there is formating only gives solution for you? If yes open Run via start menu and type diskmgmt.msc on run dialog then hit enter, Now Diskmanagment untitlity will open. This app shows a detailed information of your harddrives on your computer.

Now Rightclick on the drive that you want to format, and select format..., It wll ask for volume dats such as label, filesystem, alocation size fill it. and hit enter now confirmation click ok. Now wait a moment untill it will ask you

"The volume roxer(X) logical drive currently in use. To force format of this volume click yes "

Force formating




Click yes and wait few second untill the busy cursor of Mouse hide, After it's hide your drive formated and clean. Go to my computer and check it.

You can do more with this inbuilt application on windows XP no need for other third party's application, Just give a look on the application (be carefull you may be delete your drive or other serious problems can cause)

[Comments are welcome]

83 comments:

  1. i can't format my disk d: like this.. so i try your sulution but when i click the drive d: the it's unavailable to click format.. because it fade

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    1. it's doing the same thing for me too :(

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  2. Is your D: drive is a removable drive?

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  3. even after using diskmgmt.msc i am getting a msg that the format didnt complete succesfully

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  4. It work!!! thank u so much... the guilty a virus!!!

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  5. Thank u sooooo much buddy..aj

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  6. thx pal , it works very well.

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  7. thanks! that helped to format my ignorant mp3 player

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  8. Yeah, no this doesn't work for me, "format" is faded. Any other tips please?

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  9. thanks a lot!! hugs hugs hugs! :)

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  10. Format is faded for me too...please help!

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  11. You have to select the partitions first, Then only the format button will get enabled..

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  12. THANK YOU SO MUCH ;D IT WORKED FOR ME <333 *HUGS HUGS*

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  13. thank you. It works!! =)

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  14. I have a Samsung S630 digital camera it has a format and card error?

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  15. bhohat bhohat shukriya

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  16. it's work.

    thanks

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  17. Hello Silver MLM,
    Your card may have a I/O error........

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  18. need help please, i have two partion. first i install windows 7 which is become drive C: then i want to install another OS (xp) to the other partition. then after it finished install. i can't boot to windows 7 anymore, so right now i am using xp and the drive letter is F: .. now i want to format the drive C: but it says "cannot format this drive" what should i do now..

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  19. Thanks It solved my problem.. hehehe ^^
    God bless you! :D

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  20. thanks so much...It works

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  21. ya its really working man....does it brings any harm to pendrive?

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  22. No... IT IS FULLY SAFE TO PENDRIVE. BUT YOUR RUNNING PROGRAMS MAY BE AFFECTED. But no need to worry about this because that program is may be a virus......... or other unwanted EXE.

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  23. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Thank you so much........ Dev.

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  25. it works man, it shows error if i check perform quick format in my first try. and then in second time, i unchecked that option, and boom, got it.. thanks a lot

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  26. i can't understand !!! i will follow ur instruction step by step ...! but can't use....! wat can i do ?

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  27. Thank You from New York!!!!!!!

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  28. ive just tried this on my mp3 player and it says it was not sucessfully formatted grr i dunno wot to do now

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  29. It helped, thanks so much......

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  30. thanks heaps...got it fixed now..:)

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  31. doesnt work for my memory card.... any other suggestion!?! thnx in advance...

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  32. unable to format C: cos the format icon is faded.. Any help?

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    1. You will not be able to format your C:\ drive because your OS is installed on it. try DBAN (Duke's Boot and Nuke) and burn it to a cd.

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  33. Same problem here . Cant reformat it cause the format icon is faded D:

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  34. ...Thank you so much for helping me fix my USB Flash drive, I thought it's already damaged and useless.

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  35. thanx alot sir this was my big problem that is solved.

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  36. To Anon about Windows XP and Windows 7 (Apr. 15):

    Windows XP does not like to share and dominates the boot record whenever it's installed. It will default itself as the startup OS, even if another version of Windows is on the other partition. Either you should have installed XP first and then 7, or you could install a boot loader so that you can select which OS you wish to run.

    Also, you should try Linux. :p

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  37. it takes too long to format and it fails...didn't work...im using a removable USB flash drive...
    any suggestions?

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  38. totally works!! thank you

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  39. Some solutions might be:

    SafeMode - and check for any files infected with viruses / trojans

    or

    Right click My Computer then opt: Advanced (System Settings) / Performance / Settings / Advanced / Virtual Memory / Change / click and select the HDD for formatting / select No paging file / select Set / then OK / OK and close.

    Now ready to format.

    [find where is the virtual memory activated (if you have one or two HDD installed) sometimes the OS uses both HDD this preventing the formatting process].

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  40. thanks a lot this helped

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  41. Thank you so much for the advice! Literally saved my day %))

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  42. drive c's format optin not highlighted any other means

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  43. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've been looking at the internet for hours until I saw this. THANK YOUUUUUUU

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  44. Thanks dear, it works.

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  45. ive tried it and it worked but still when im rying to formatagain the flash drive.. the same prompt error Windows cannot format this Drive... pls help tnx

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  46. Thank you very much it works great

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  47. I have tried but doesn't give me the option to format.

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  48. Yes this method is very effective.

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  49. You cannot format drive c because it is where your system files are located.

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  50. Thanks a lot...This really helped in restoring my drive.

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  51. it doesn't work for me .. it says that "the request cannot be completed because the volume is open or in use" But i already closed all tabs that the drive is currently performing , but it still not working .. HELP !

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  52. Worked for me!!! Thanks tons

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  53. Nirjhar
    this way i don't reach the solution.

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  54. What if I can't select format by right-clicking on the hard disc I want to format?

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  55. Sweet! Good Information

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  56. ..it does'nt work for me..

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  57. I cannot format my drive D. whenever i try to format it.., it says.., Windows cannot format this drive. Please quit any utilities or programs that are using this drives. I tried to format it thorugh Disk management tool but the option of Format is faded there too and i cannot format from there as well! My drive D is NTFS and my disk in a Dynamic disk! Please help me. Thank you!!!

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  58. Excellent,thank you very much for this

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  59. Fantastic!

    Had an old laptop drive which had only 88% free space and I couldn't get it to format in the normal way

    Did this and got back the missing 12%

    Now have a drive with more space and all old files removed

    Thank you

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  60. thank you very much sir......... my USB is now OK thank you very much.. :D

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  61. Thank you so much. Helped a lot.

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  62. kksens:

    Thanks it works with in a short work. Really Worthful description from u. Thanks and regards.

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  63. Thank You for the help!

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  64. maturnyuwun tenan mas!!! infone sangat mbantu....

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  65. it help me by clicking quick format.. :) thanks..

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  66. Worked fine for me with a hard drive set up as secondary but had Windows XP installed

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  67. in the drive which i want to format, i dont see the format menu item enabled.

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  68. in the drive which i want to format, i dont see the format menu item enabled.

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  69. Thanks Dear... It works.... Jagtar Singh Gill, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana Punjab India.

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  70. Thanks Dear ... Its Works... Jagtar Singh Gill, Lalton Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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  71. can't format my 1 gb memory card

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