troubleshooting Question

Flash Drive (Memory stick) not working properly. Cannot format it or delete files

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Michael MurphyFlag for Ireland asked on
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removable Flash drive  (15 GB) is not working.

 I was able to transfer all the files on it to the hard drive of my laptop.  I can open them successfully.

However when I try to delete the files on the removable flash drive I get the message 'cannot find the specified file'. When I try to format it, I am told 'the format did not complete successfully'.  
I have gone into the Disk Management Screen, but cannot format it from within this.

Any Advice?
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