“My Kingston 4GB flash drive was working fine for two years but after formatting it suddenly became inaccessible and requires formatting and gets popups that your USB is write protected and Windows cannot format it. I would like to make the flash drive functional again, please give me solution. Any help is appreciated!”
Why format USB drive?
Nowadays, USB flash drive are widely used in our daily life. But sometimes you will be noticed that your USB flash drive need format. Some of you may puzzled that why format USB drive? The common reasons are as follows:
Cause various operating systems must manage disks in a certain way, only the corresponding format can make the structure of the disk be recognized by the operating system. For example, Windows and Apple systems have different disk management methods and are not compatible with each other. Or some device only support specified file system. So you must format your storage drive to the suitable file system.
When you buy a new USB flash drive without formatted, you must format it at first. After that, you can use it normally.
If your USB flash drive was write protected, format it can help you to solve this problem.
Format Kingston USB flash drive with Windows built-in tool
If the capacity of your Kingston USB flash drive is less than 32GB, you can format it with the Windows built-in tool - Diskpart. The specific steps are as follow:
1. Press “Windows” + “R” to open the Run box, type “diskpart” in the run dialogue, and then hit “Enter”.
2. In the pop-up window, input the following commands and hit “Enter” after each command.
select disk n (here “n” is the disk number of USB drive.)
select partition m (here “m” is the number of partition going to be formatted.)
format fs=fat32 (here if you need to format the Kingston USB drive to other file system like exFAT, replace the command with “format fs=exfat”.)
The best Kingston USB format tool free download
If you think it’s complicated to do a Kingston USB format via Diskpart or the capacity of your Kingston USB is large than 32GB, you can turn to a third party Kingston USB format tool to this operation. Compare with other third party software, here I strongly recommend the best Kingston USB format tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant which provides you many advanced features like format partition. You can format your Kingston USB into different file system you need with simple steps easily and effectively.
Format Kingston USB with AOMEI Partition Assistant
To format Kingston USB with AOMEI Partition Assistant can be very easy and effective. The specific steps are as follows:
Step 1. Download, install and run this Kingston USB format tool. Find your Kingston USB drive and right click it to select “Format Partition”.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose the FAT32 (or other file system you need) file system. And here you can also specify “Cluster Size” under the file system if you need to. Then click “OK”.
Step 3. After that, it will go back to the main interface. Preview the changes and click “Apply” > “Proceed” to complete the operation.
Follow these simple steps. You can easily and effectively format you Kingston USB drive to the file system you need. If you meet the problem current read only state yes, the function Format Partition can also help. Besides format partition, it also provides you many other powerful functions like create/move/resize/format/delete partition, NTFS to FAT32 converter, migrate OS to SSD and so on. If you meet c drive full Windows 10/8/7, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to solve this problem.