Why is my pendrive not formatting and how can I format it?

i use windows 7 operating system. i have a sony 16 GB pendrive. whenever i open it,it asks for formatting and does not open. and when i try to format the pendrive,afte some seconds comes the message -- ''windows was unable to complete the format" .i want to use the pendrive but i can't.please suggest some way to format the pendrive and use it.

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Which format are you trying to use: FAT, exFAT, NTSF?


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If you are still unable to format, there could be problem with the thumbdrive, if it is still under warranty, send in for replacement.

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