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Windows 7: corrupted my USB while trying to put stuff in it

26 May 2013   #1
dumdum69

Win7Ux64
 
 
corrupted my USB while trying to put stuff in it

when i put my usb in the computer, a window comes up instantly saying i have to format the drive. when i click format, nothing happens after that. the usb is not accesible on disk management, dos, windows, and all on 4 computers. so i know it isn't just mine. more details on each.

windows: *puts in usb* "You need for format the disk in drive D: before you can use it. Do you want to format it? i click format disk, it takes a minute and then i get an error window. "Windows can't format D check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly, make sure that the disk is not read-only and then try again"

disk management: the system cannot find the file specified when i click on the drive (it shows up and has the correct info, just unallocated)

diskpart: same error as disk management.

any tips?


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26 May 2013   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Assuming that other devices work OK in the USB port involved, these symptoms would suggest that the USB stick has failed. Unfortunately this does happen and is usually not recoverable. A search of the web may find you a recover lost files from USB stick utility. It may be worth giving a free offering a try, but I would not hold out much hope
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26 May 2013   #3
dumdum69

Win7Ux64
 
 

I'm not trying to recover files. i use this floppy to install various versions of linux and random stuffs on computers. computer froze during one installation and i had to restart it. usb drive has had this error since then.
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26 May 2013   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Are we talking about a USB floppy drive, I assumed your USB referred to a USB solid state drive, a stick.

It. Is possible of course that the freeze caused the device to fail, but it is just as likely that the failure of the device caused the freeze.

If you are talking about a physical floppy disk drive, these USB drives did use standard components, so a repair may be possible but components for obsolete technology would be hard to find and probably expansive
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26 May 2013   #5
dumdum69

Win7Ux64
 
 

8 gig usb ssd.
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28 May 2013   #6
dumdum69

Win7Ux64
 
 

still requiring assistance on this matter
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28 May 2013   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try it in a different computer. If you get the same problem there then it's dead.
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28 May 2013   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried running a Live Linux CD/DVD and using GParted to format it?
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28 May 2013   #9
dumdum69

Win7Ux64
 
 

problem persists on all 4 of my computers. will try linux before i declare this usb KIA.
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29 May 2013   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Remember Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
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