I was doing some programming for school and then the IDE stopped working and so did Windows, itself, but I had to get somewhere, so i forced myself to pull my 1 GB usb drive out without safely removing it. Still it was acting weird, so I just shut it down.
Now i put the usb back in, and apparently I have to format it. I don't want to because I didn't back up recent work but eventually I had to choose to format it.
Initially when i went to format it, the format size was still at "0.98 GB" but now, it changed to "8 MB"
even if i try to format it at 8 MB
Quick format provides a "Windows was unable to complete the format".
Normal format provides a similar error.
Diskmgmt formatting provides a similar error.
I never had a problem like this before (even when pulling out drives at time when it failed to respond) but I would still like to utilize the usb.
Is there a way that i can retrieve the 1 GB back?