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Windows 7: USB drive inaccessible by any means

04 Feb 2013   #31
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If the drive supports it you could try Toshiba's USB security software it may work if it recognises the drive and after you create the security partition and the drives working again you could then just remove it.

If you tell me the model of the drive I could find a link to the software that I think would have the best chance of working with your model.


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04 Feb 2013   #32
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
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

Attachment 253616

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.
Nope, Bootice didn't see the drive either.
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04 Feb 2013   #33
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
If the drive supports it you could try Toshiba's USB security software it may work if it recognises the drive and after you create the security partition and the drives working again you could then just remove it.

If you tell me the model of the drive I could find a link to the software that I think would have the best chance of working with your model.
It's called: 8GB Toshiba TransMemory™ U2M USB Flash Drive
I've looked everywhere and couldn't find any recovery software just for Toshiba memory sticks in particular. But if you do, that would really help.
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04 Feb 2013   #34
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well it's not actually a repair tool it allows you to create a privacy zone, x amount of password protected memory, but if it's like my Corsair USB it will create 2 partitions on the drive and format them both and there's a chance this will work, either way it's worth a try.

You can download the software and manual here - Software Downloads - TOSHIBA Memory Solutions
It should be the 5th one down for U2M drives so try that. It doesn't mention Win7 so you may have to use compatibility mode if it doesn't work the first time.

And as I said if it works and you can access the drive again then you can run it again and remove the privacy zone if you don't with to keep it.
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06 Feb 2013   #35
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Well it's not actually a repair tool it allows you to create a privacy zone, x amount of password protected memory, but if it's like my Corsair USB it will create 2 partitions on the drive and format them both and there's a chance this will work, either way it's worth a try.

You can download the software and manual here - Software Downloads - TOSHIBA Memory Solutions
It should be the 5th one down for U2M drives so try that. It doesn't mention Win7 so you may have to use compatibility mode if it doesn't work the first time.

And as I said if it works and you can access the drive again then you can run it again and remove the privacy zone if you don't with to keep it.
It says "firmware update failed"

How about we just drop this... Thanks to you, we tried every possible way after all, eh?
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07 Feb 2013   #36
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Makes me think either your USB is not compatible with the software or it is totally stuffed.

I don't think anyone has any other suggestions so if no one new comes along I guess we will have to give up.

Sorry we could not help.
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