i suggest you try these possible fixes:
**you need to be using a Windows account that has administrator privileges. Format through Windows Computer Management
1. Click on Start
, click Control Panel
, click Administrative Tools
, click Computer Management
2. Go to the "Disk Management"
tool on the left side.
3. Right-click on the partition that corresponds to your usb flash drive.
4. Click Format
, select FAT32
as the type of file system, and proceed with a quick format.
========================== Format through HP's USB format tool
1. Download, install and run the HP usb format tool http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk...-10974082.html
2. Format to FAT32
**good luck, we hope you get for your flash drive back and working
if you suspect that there is a problem on the flash drive, check the details of your flash drive, if it is still under warranty http://www.kingston.com/company/warranty.asp