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Disk formatting is effective in cleaning out disc partition files. It is what we do most of the time when we’re emptying a hard drive or a portable disc. When formatting a detachable disk. Windows occasionally prompt us with the message “Windows was unable to complete the format,” as seen in the figure below.
message windows was unable to complete the format
In general, partition formatting in Windows is relatively straightforward and takes only a few seconds to finish. First, Right-click on the drive you wish to format, then pick “Format” from the drop-down menu.
Please pay attention to this article since it explains the causes of “Windows was unable to complete the format.” It provides step-by-step solutions. It also explains how to restore data from USB drives that are unable to be formatted.
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Source of Windows Unable to Complete Format Error
We want to discuss the various causes of the “Windows was unable to complete the format” error before moving on to the solutions. As a result, users may able to prevent encountering such an issue. Windows was unable to complete the format due to the following five factors:
Disable the write protection or switch to a different drive.” Because formatting is a type of writing operation, you must first remove the write protection.
A bad sector has been damaged and cannot be read or written. As a result, bad sectors can cause problems with formatting and file recovery.
Bad sectors can be caused by various factors, including poor quality, excessive defragmentation, and unplugging a USB device while it is still in use.