The most common error we face while using Pen drive is “Windows Was Unable To Complete Format” or How To Recover Pen Drive & SD Cardin this error we cannot use or format our pen drive or sd card. so we are all or many of us must be familiar with this problem.
You might be worried that if your pen drive is safe or not. or if your data is safe or not. we live in Tech Era so fixing this problem is not that tough data will be formatted but can be recovered with some free software so stick with an article.
- 1 Reasons Behind This Error
- 2 Early Symptoms Of This Error
- 3 How To Fix Windows Was Unable To Complete The Format?
- 4 Final Words
Reasons Behind This Error
There are few bad reasons behind this error which I am going to tell you now so you can protect your pen drive or sd cards from that error.
Infected With Malware
Your pen drive must be infected with virus or spyware which can steal your data and information. Malware and viruses would not let the window format the disk. Keep your antivirus up to date always so your sd card and pen drive can be protected from virus or malware.
Did not Format Properly
That error can occur if you were formatting the pen drive and you pull out the pen drive before it gets properly format. so do not ever pull out pen drive in the middle of the formatting process. safely eject the pen drive before pulling it out.
Pen Drive May Be Write Protected
There are some pen drives in the market. which are write protected? which means you can not add or format data in it. if your pen drive was working good before and then this error pop up. then you must have made it write protected mistakenly.
Early Symptoms Of This Error
There are early signs of this error. if you know about them you can prevent your pen drive or sd card from being corrupted. if “Windows Was Unable To Format Sd card” Error about to get into your sd card or pen drive.
Then your sd card will get shortcut like as every folder and song movies will be like 1kb size. Data inside folders will remain virus free but folders and data which is out of folder will get shortcut badly.
If you find this happening with your sd card quickly format it and scan it with your latest antivirus. ( Your Antivirus Must Be Up To Date To Scan Latest Malware, Viruses And Spywares Some Old And Free Antiviruses Can Not Detect Them Easily ) now let’s jump on to some possible fixes for that “Unable To Format” Error.
[su_note note_color=”#FFFF66″ text_color=”#333333″]Antivirus are most common software which creates this type of problems and antivirus software can also fix this type of problems.[/su_note]
How To Fix Windows Was Unable To Complete The Format?
There are so many fix methods are available but in this post, I will tell three best fixes of 2018.
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Change Format Options
You can try formatting your sd card or pen drive using Different formatting option I will tell you stepwise clearly.
- [su_animate]Right, Click On Your Corrupted Sd Card or pen drive. [/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Click Format.[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]If your format option set to NTFS Change it to Fat 32 or ExFat. if it is already Fat 32 or Ex Fat Change it to NTFS And Try to format your sd card.[/su_animate]
This fix should work if “Windows Unable To Format Sd Card” Error occurs after pulling out the sd card before formatting it properly. If this did not work do not worry and do not take stress we have more fixes for you guys. let’s get rolled to next Solution.
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Try Formatting Using CMD
CMD (Command Promote) is the powerful commanding tool which will help you to force format your corrupt sd card. it will fix and unlock if your sd card or pen drive is write protected. you just need to know the command. I will tell you command and how to use it step by step.
- [su_animate]Click Start Button, Search CMD. [/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Click CMD, Black Box With White Alphabets Will Pop Up. [/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Type format d:/fs: NTFS. (d: is a drive or sd card name here. your sd card name can be different too change it according to your sd card name) [/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Click Enter And Sit Back Relax Because This Will Take Some Time To Format Your Sd card. [/su_animate]
Now Your Sd card Or Pen Drive Should Start Working. If Still, It Says “The Format Did Not Complete Successfully” Do Not Worry Sit Relax And Let’s Get Rolled To Our Next fix And Solution For This Error.
And This Fixed over 80% people’s “Unable To Format Sd Card” Error so this might work for you too.
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Format Via Windows Disk Management
This is the most powerful tool this will throw virus and spyware out like we throw bee out of tea. this will format the entire partition of the sd card.
If there is no partition there is no virus or malware. which mean no one will stop your windows to format your sd card. which means no more pop up which will say “WINDOWS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT OF USB” So let’s roll it over without wasting any time.
- [su_animate]Right, Click On Folder Named “My Computer”.[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Click On Manage.[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Go To Disk Management. (You Can Even Go To Disk Management By Just Typing “DISKMGMT.MSC” In The Run)[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Now Find The Drive Where Your Sd card or Pen Drive Plugged In.[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Now Select Format, Select File System As Fat 32 or ExFat.[/su_animate]
- [su_animate]Click Format, And Bingo Your Sd card Or Pen Drive Will Be Format Successfully.[/su_animate]
The Last Fix Have Worked For 80% Peoples. who has same windows unable to format sd card problem? if all three solutions did not work for you. then we are sorry your sd card or pen drive must be physically damaged. you just need to change it or buy the new one.
So these are three top ways to get your pen drive or SD Back to life using easy work. If you have any problem then you comment download below and we will solve your problem.