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Windows 7: USB drive inaccessible by any means

03 Feb 2013   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

If I have mentioned it before apologies but any chance of trying this drive on another machine as we are fast running out of options D.


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03 Feb 2013   #22
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Just plugged the drive on a Samsung notebook. Again, no partitions are displayed.

I think it's time that I should just give up and trash the thumb drive, unless you guys have another option...
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03 Feb 2013   #23
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

In post #9, you did say "Only "Change drive letter" is clickable". Rest is greyed out, because no partitions are displayed."

In the reference I had given, the user clicked on Change Drive Letter and removed the drive letter. Did you do that and then check whether you can create and format the partition as he had done?
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03 Feb 2013   #24
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
In post #9, you did say "Only "Change drive letter" is clickable". Rest is greyed out, because no partitions are displayed."

In the reference I had given, the user clicked on Change Drive Letter and removed the drive letter. Did you do that and then check whether you can create and format the partition as he had done?
Yep, done that. But even if I remove the drive letter, playing with volumes was not possible while no volumes were displayed at all. So the "partitioning" options were unavailable..
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03 Feb 2013   #25
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I presume that it is still shown in Disk Management but now without a drive letter. What options do you get when right clicking after you have removed the drive letter?
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03 Feb 2013   #26
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I presume that it is still shown in Disk Management but now without a drive letter. What options do you get when right clicking after you have removed the drive letter?
Same options. A drive letter could be assigned, and that's it.
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03 Feb 2013   #27
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am giving up.
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03 Feb 2013   #28
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you all for your support.. Have any last resort options? Something that can write an MBR? Because the absence of an MBR would explain why the drive is not listed by any app...
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03 Feb 2013   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

No D looks like we have exhausted all options ate might just have to put it down to experience mate
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03 Feb 2013   #30
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I do not want to pour cold water into your desire to write the MBR. Please do and report.

Bootice can write MBR - provided it can recognise your pendrive. BOOTICE v1.02 2012.12.12

BOOTICE - Modify, Backup, Restore Master Boot Record & Partition Boot Record

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Click on Process MBR, Select Windows NT 5.x / 6.x MBR, click on Install/config and then in the ensuing screen giving you the choice click on Windows NT 5.x MBR.


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