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Windows 7: Usb flash drive can't be read. (urgent)

05 Jan 2014   #1
trexiic

windows 7 64 bits
 
 
Usb flash drive can't be read. (urgent)

Hi, I have another problem (yes... again...) I made another thread because this problem is apart of the other one. I don't know if this is the good forum for that, but I'll still post there because I know there are many people that can help me quickly.

I did a backup of my data (music and homework, and drivers I might need) on a USB flash drive (this one: Extreme USB Flash Drive by SanDisk). Then I re install Windows, plugged in the USB flash drive and unzipped the drivers, while one was unzipping, my computer shuts down (My battery is probably dead, and I accidentally unplugged the computer with my leg(I was lying with the computer on me in a strange way...)). I removed the USB flash drive, rebooted the computer, re plugged the USB flash drive, I heard the sound it makes when connecting a peripheral, and at the bottom of my screen, if I hover over the peripheral icon, I had the option to eject it. But I wasn't able to open it. I tried on another computer (with windows 8) and it was unable to open it too. Both computers detect it, but weren't able to open it. I have a homework on my USB flash drive that is very important and long, and it is due Wednesday... Is there any way to retrieve it?
Thanks!


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05 Jan 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Trexiic,

Does the USB drive show up in the Computer window with the other drives?

While the USB flash drive is connected, go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management window to see if it may show what the issue is.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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05 Jan 2014   #3
trexiic

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

It does't show in the computer window. Here is the screenshot:


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05 Jan 2014   #4
trexiic

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

My USB flash drive is 16gb, can it be the "Disk 1 14.62GB"?
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05 Jan 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trexiic View Post
My USB flash drive is 16gb, can it be the "Disk 1 14.62GB"?
That is the flash drive. The number is in binary.
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05 Jan 2014   #6
DocBrown

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

Try right clicking on it and asign a drive letter.
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05 Jan 2014   #7
trexiic

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

It tells me:
Code:
The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date. Refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists close the Disk Management, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer.
I used the refresh task, then Disk management crashed, I restart it, and I get the same error message...
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05 Jan 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Trexiic,

See if you may be able to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to assign a drive letter to the USB in a command prompt.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
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05 Jan 2014   #9
trexiic

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

which one is the usb flash drive?


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05 Jan 2014   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Type list disk and press Enter to see if it may show the USB. Look at the size to help ID it.

If so, then use select disk # , then type list volume.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below to recover the USB.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows
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