Windows cannot format 8GB USB drive partition
“I have a Kingston 8GB USB drive, and I want to format it because it only used
963MB and when I want to extend the partition with the rest part, I found the Extend
Volume grayed out. Thus, I searched this and I was told that I need format the USB
drive partition so that I can full use of it. However, when I plug it in my Windows
10, I found that the Windows cannot partition this removable drive, and i can only
format the 963MB partition.”
Actually, besides this situation, there are many factors that will lead the Windows
cannot format 8 GB USB drive partition.
● The shaking or striking leads the data broken;
● The virus attack destroyed the USB drive file system;
● The operating system doesn’t support this device;
● The USB drive has already locked so that you can read only and cannot format
● The improper using or destroying;
● The read-protection.
If you met the situation like we mentioned above, will lead 8GB USB drive partition
format failed. If the USB has broken, you need repair the device or change a new
one; if the USB drive has been locked, you can use the Windows Disk Management to
unlock it; if the USB has read protection, release it first. but what if the Windows
still remind you that the USB drive partition cannot be formatted when you want to
format a brand new USB drive ?
How to format the 8GB USB drive partition?
Users know that the new USB drive need be formatted so that it can be used. If the
Windows reminds you that Windows cannot format 8 GB USB drive partition, you need
try another software. Here we recommend you AOMEI Partition
Assistant, a freeware that you can manage all the drives on your Windows
computer including the USB drive. AOMEI Partition Assistant supports many file
systems including exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EX2,EX3,etc. So you do not need worry
about its compatible with file system. To format your 8GB USB drive partition, you
can follow the steps below:
Step 1. Connect your 8GB USB drive partition. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant free, install and
launch it. You will see the basic environment of your storage devices including the
removable USB drive.
Step 2. To format the whole USB drive, you need to extend partition with the rest space,
then, right click it and selectFormat Partition.
Step 3. It will pop out a window where you can set the formatting.
You can format your 8GB USB drive partition into NTFS or FAT32 according to your
requirements. After all the settings, clickOK to back to the main
interface and you will see the USB drive has already been formatted.
Step 4. Do not forget to click Apply at the toolbar
to submit the operation.
Using AOMEI Partition Assistant to format hard drive including USB drive is very
simple and easy. Besides, you canpartition USB drive on Windows 10/8/7 according to your requirements. AOMEI
also supports all the Windows operating system including Windows 10/8/7.