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Windows 7: [Help] 8 Gigs Pen Drive.

26 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 
[Help] 8 Gigs Pen Drive.

Hi peeps, I'm newbie here.... I'm facing a problem with an 8 Gigs Moser Beer Pen Drive.

I was copying some file to my pd & computer hung... So I removed the pd without safe ejecting. So next time I connected it to the PC, obviously it asked me to 'Scan For Errors' but I continued without scanning. Did my copying thing without any problem. Safely Ejected.
And the problems started here : Again when I connected pd to PC, it showed nothing inside!! It said this folder is empty. I tried unhiding and found that there was a Folder with name FOUND.0000. Inside of that folder, there were 10000 .chk files but I didn't find any of MY DATA in there!! So I tried some utilities to recover my data. Getdataback, etc.
It partially recovered my data. My rest data was backed up. So I successfully recovered my data.
Now I'm facing another problem here ... I CAN'T COPY A THING ON MY PD. So I tried to Format the PD as I had my data back. And voila : 'Windows was unable to complete the format'. So again I tried removing write protection, tried formatting from cmd, tried other PCs. Nothing works.

Now only thing I want to do is format the PD. I don't care about the data inside it. Please help me!!

P.S: At the time of formatting, right after it says it was unable to format, PD ejects and connects automatically....

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26 Jan 2013   #2

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

Format with a third party app like Partition Wizard.
partitionwizard.com/download

Download, install, open. Right click your drive > Format

And from now on keep out from any windows formatting algorithms.. One of my USB drives is suffering because of it, at the moment.

And be kind to your drive next time, by safely removing
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26 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

You could try going to Disk Management and deleting the partition on the thumb drive. Then create a new partition and see if you can then format it.
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26 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
You could try going to Disk Management and deleting the partition on the thumb drive. Then create a new partition and see if you can then format it.
Could you elaborate more???
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26 Jan 2013   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might try this Freeware Utility USB program Rufus

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way


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26 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You might try this Freeware Utility USB program Rufus

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Trying.... Please wait.
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26 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ak070 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You might try this Freeware Utility USB program Rufus

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Trying.... Please wait.
Rufus version 1.3.1.220
Found drive 'USB Device'
Found drive 'SIT Mass Storage USB Device'
Ignoring autorun.inf label for drive F: No media
2 devices found.
Cylinders: 983, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63, BytesPerSector: 512
Partition 1:
Type: Small FAT16 (0x04)
Size: 7.5 GB
Boot: No
Recognized: Yes
Hidden Sectors: 0
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Checking for Rufus updates...
Checking release channel...
No new release version found.
Caution: Opened \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 drive for write access
Unknown boot record
Clearing MBR...
write_sectors: Write error - [0x0000045D] The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Wrote: 0, Expected: 65536
StartSector:0, nSectors:0, SectorSize:1
unable to zero MBR
Found drive 'USB Device'
Found drive 'SIT Mass Storage USB Device'
Ignoring autorun.inf label for drive F: No media
2 devices found.
Cylinders: 983, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63, BytesPerSector: 512
Partition 1:
Type: Small FAT16 (0x04)
Size: 7.5 GB
Boot: No
Recognized: Yes
Hidden Sectors: 0
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1


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26 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dorruk View Post
Format with a third party app like Partition Wizard.
partitionwizard.com/download

Download, install, open. Right click your drive > Format

And from now on keep out from any windows formatting algorithms.. One of my USB drives is suffering because of it, at the moment.

And be kind to your drive next time, by safely removing
Nope.... Doesnt work.....
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26 Jan 2013   #9

Win 8 duals Win 7 64bit
 
 

can you follow these steps to check disk status?

1)start > type in searchbox: cmd
2)right click on cmd.exe > Run as admin
3)Command prompt opens. type in DISKPART press enter.
4)Type list disk press enter
5)Take a screenshot of what comes out, post here.
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26 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Here it is....


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