Usb Pen Drive - The Disk In Drive Is Not Formatted

This issue happens most of the time with my pc which is running win xp pro, p4 1. 7ghz, 1gb ram. By most of the time i mean every once in a while it works fine. I'll plug the sandisk 512mb pen drive into the any usb port and i get the message "the disk in drive ? Is not formatted would you like to format it now?" If i click yes the format window comes up then i get the message "windows was unable to complete the format" "the disk in drive ? Cannot be formatted". This also happens with my floppy drive.

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