How to format my USB stick after making it bootable with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I used the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to make my usb stick bootable. But now i can`t format it. When I open my computer and connect my usb stick it is shown as a cd. Also when I go to disk management it is shown as two hard drives each of them has 99.76 GB and a CD-ROM that has 1123.13 GB RAW. I have tried some programs to format it but they are saying that it is copy protected. Is there any way that i can use it as a normal usb stick again??????
Thank you very muck for your help.

Hi mifocc,

·         What is the make and model of the USB drive?

Check if there is any slide switch on the side that provides write protection. It show's a closed and open lock on each side.

I would suggest you to follow these steps.

1)    Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.

2)    Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.

3)    Find Disk Drives and expand it.

4)    Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the Properties dialog box.

5)    Click Policies tab.

6)    By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press OK.

7)    Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.

8)    Select NTFS in the File System field.

9)    Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.

You can also connect the USB drive on a different computer and try formatting.

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