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Windows 7: USB drive inaccessible by any means


25 Jan 2013   #1
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 
USB drive inaccessible by any means

I happened to format my Toshiba 8GB over the command prompt. It failed.

I used the /x in my command so it read like this:
Code:
format F: /FS:NTFS /x
whereas the drive letter is F. the /x is for unmounting the usb first. Since it failed, the drive was left unmounted.

I restarted the computer, plugged out and back in, reinstalled the drivers. The Disk Status reads "No Media" and Size reads 0 bytes in diskpart. Testdisk does not even display the drive since it's 0 bytes. Disk Management does not display any partitions, so all right click actions are greyed out. Changed the drive letter, still didn't work. Double click the drive from My Computer says: "Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (drive letter)" And the drive logo is greyed out, most likely because it's offline.

The HP Disk Formatting Tool didn't work because of no media error.
And the disk was not exposed to heat or any kind of damage, the problem is software. I solved this before but now I forgot how.

There is no data inside so if you have a last resort force formatting tool that would work.
Regards




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25 Jan 2013   #2
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Bump.

If it is a dead end, please just say so. That way, I will stop wasting time and buy a different drive.
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25 Jan 2013   #3
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Why not use windows ? and does it mean a drive is detected but no media is present would indicate a DVD\CD drive without a disk ?
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25 Jan 2013   #4
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

That is how windows sees it. But it is a USB drive. The free storage space is actually there.
So how do I create an 8 GB partition from 0 bytes of space?
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25 Jan 2013   #5
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Disk Management screenshot. The problem is on Disk 2.

It says: Disk 2, Removable ( E: ), No Media and there are no partitions.
And Windows 8 won't even display the drive in My Computer at all. At least Win7 did that.


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25 Jan 2013   #6
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Ok dorruk mate I am not fluent in what language you are using in computer management so please bear with me.

Now I take you have tried DISKPART? If not run as admin in the command prompt and type in DISKPART - upper or lower case doesn't matter and then list disk - see my pic and tell me what you see. (my command is how I like it - colour wise if you are wondering)


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26 Jan 2013   #7
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

I already posted that screenshot in the first post.

Disk 0 is the internal HDD, please ignore that one.
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26 Jan 2013   #8
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorruk View Post
I already posted that screenshot in the first post.

Disk 0 is the internal HDD, please ignore that one.
Ok was a tad confused as there was a named disk but described as no media.

So if you open that Device Manager again and right click on that drive (1) does it give you any options as in my pic (quality not good because you cannot snip that shot)


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26 Jan 2013   #9
dorruk

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Only "Change drive letter" is clickable. Rest is greyed out, because no partitions are displayed.
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26 Jan 2013   #10
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

See if you can right click the small area where it says "Disk 2" (not in the partition area) and see if you have a menu.
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