When USB stick we are troubled and have not found a solution, sometimes the last option we have to reformat. Windows itself provides facilities USB Flash drive format (right click the flash drive and select Format), but sometimes we can not or will fail to format through windows. If that happens we can try to use some free software follows.
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool – Free software made ??by HP is probably already quite popular in terms of format the USB drive. USB which failed in the format in windows, usually can be formatted properly using this software, unless it is damaged and undetected. Although the name of HP, but can be used for other brands as well.
In addition, the HP USB Disk Storage Format tool is also able to format for sizes larger than 32 GB, enable the compression feature for this type of NTFS, and can make a bootable DOS Startup. Quick Format standard features are also provided, and we can choose the file system is FAT32 or NTFS.
There are 2 version download is widely available, which is version 2.1.8 and 2.2.3. Actual function is similar, only for version 2.1.8 can create a DOS startup of windows internal files automatically, while for the version 2.2.3, although more recent, but to create a bootable DOS, we must determine (provide) their own DOS system files which will be used. Download size also differs significantly, to version 2.2.3 here only 96 KB (portable, no need install) while the version 2.1.8 of about 1.98 MB (installer, must be installed first).
Martik USB Disk Formatter – Free software and is small enough it is portable and can be an alternative tool to perform a format on your USB stick. Features provided sufficient standards, we can choose the type of FAT32 or NTFS and also do a quick format and compression enable the drive (for NTFS).
Download Martik USB Disk Formatter (52 KB)
Any DRIVE Formatter – Another alternative when windows format does not work is to use DRIVE Any formatter. This software will attempt to detect the USB Flah drives with a click and after that we can make the USB format. To be able to use this software, the computer must have installed Microsoft. NET Framework 2.0
Download Any DRIVE Formatter (452 KB)
Of the three software above, the most recommended first is the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, in addition to the maker also has been proven (reliable), his ability has also been tested by many owners who fail to format USB through windows. Furthermore Any Drive formatter into the next alternative. Then Martik USB Disk Formatter. If you have other alternative software, may be able to participate to share information here.