How to format my flash drive

Bangladesh
January 10, 2009 10:54pm CST
I Think my flash drive affected by virus. For this reason I can't copy or delete any documents from my flash drive(usb pen drive, even I can't format it. When I want to format, It's displayed write protected. Can anyone help me to remove it or how to format it.
2 responses
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
11 Jan 09
Even i've had that problem before. You can format the flash drive from dos. It will work.
• Bangladesh
11 Jan 09
Thanks for your response. Sorry to say I am a new user and my operating system is Windows Xp (sp2). I don't know how to use dos. Can you explain in details how to format in using dos? Be well
@minfas (878)
• Sri Lanka
11 Jan 09
Go to command prompt and being on another drive...for example, C:\format (name of the drive letter of flash drive): then press enter example, C:\format I:
• Bangladesh
13 Jan 09
I am tried but failed.Thanks again for your response
@Sydemon (119)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
hey i had the same problems like 2 months ago,what you do is either try to puyt the flah and immediatley format it,or if that doesnt which will propably not cuz u have viruses which activate when u polug ur flash so u try try doownloading the program called the 'USBguard'which will detect all virus in your flash drive beofre they get into ur computer they u can freely format u flashdrive woithout worries...take care..hope i helped
• Bangladesh
11 Jan 09
Thanks. But I can't find it