pendrive stucked in RAW format

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    pendrive transcend 4GB

    my pen drive is in RAW format so i cant format it :cry:
    i tried Control Panel => Admin. Tools => Disk Management
    but pen drive is not listed in this list :shock:

    so any other idea about this :idea:
     
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    So ur PenDrive is recognized by Windows?

    If yes, try to open it by double clicking, it would ask u to format b4 using...
    Format and use.
    or,
    Right click on it and select FORMAT.

    It can never happen that u can't format a RAW partition/USB drive.

    A few months ago, my USB drive crashed and showed up directly as RAW...I formatted as NTFS, and it allowed me to.
     
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    Try using a Linux Live CD and then formatting. :)
     
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    If u r gonna use this solution, remember, through Linux u can't (AFAIK) format that in NTFS, FAT32 or FAT...
     
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    We can easily format them in FAT and FAT32. :)
     
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    Can we?? but I could not find that option........:oops:
     
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    when i click on format from right click menu nothing shows up...
    NO DIALOG APPEAR

    @ico
    gpart

    dude its 100MB download

    thanks for your replies still not solved :(
     
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    Well, it is a 100MB download, but it is something one must really have IMHO.

    And also tell us about your Pen drive? Company? Model? Capacity?
     
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    dont have that much time now
    and formatting is kinda urgent
     
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    naah not working its shows checking drive but nothing happen since 10 minutes still processing :(
     
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    i already mentioned its not showing up in the list

    and utility is not for my pendrive
    error please insert data traveler to continue :(

    i was scared so decided try getting a solution from vendor site
    and i found it problem solved with this link
    http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery_2.asp
     
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