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Windows 7: how to fix my corrupted usb drive

01 Mar 2014   #1
mesba123

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
how to fix my corrupted usb drive

I have an 8gb Kingston datatraveler SE9. I copied a 900mb video into it and now it is not working properly.

1) if I connect the usb to my laptop it will get connected as usual and I can see the video file in it but I can't play it, then the system will recommend for a "scan and fix" , once I scan the usb it is lost ,I can no longer see the video file and properties show 0 bytes and no free space,

2) if I format the usb then "windows was unable to complete the format"

3) I tried formatting the usb using usb format tool but then it showed "the disk is write protected"
I removed write protection using cmd, regedit but it then also the format tool showed the same error

4) I tried diskpart to clean the usb but "diskpart has encountered an error the media in the drive may have changed"

I think my usb can be fixed but I don't know how. please help


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01 Mar 2014   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Sorry to hear of your problem, albeit was unable to figure out a fix. . .since it is only a 8 gig usb, and assuming it is usb 2 then why not bite the bullet and just get another one.

BTW "welcome to the 7 Fourms.". . .
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01 Mar 2014   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

When I encounter a stubborn sd card or usb stick I use HP USB tool to format. It's always done the job when all others have failed.
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01 Mar 2014   #4
mesba123

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
When I encounter a stubborn sd card or usb stick I use HP USB tool to format. It's always done the job when all others have failed.
thanks, but not working "disk is write protected"
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01 Mar 2014   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Was the pendrive working properly before? For how long have you been using it? Is it still under warranty?
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01 Mar 2014   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like a hardware failure, one of the memory chips or cells went bad. If that is it you can't fix it. As soon as that bad section gets written too it will error and prompt you to fix it, which you can't. If it won't format its likely defective.
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01 Mar 2014   #7
mesba123

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Was the pendrive working properly before? For how long have you been using it? Is it still under warranty?
yes it was working properly before I copied the video. I have been using it for at most one year, it is not that old. I don't know about its warranty
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02 Mar 2014   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

As alphanumeric opined, it may be a sudden catastrophic failure.

Anyway try this. Plug in your pendrive. Go to Device Manager. Under Disk Drives, right-click on your pendrive > Properties >Policies > Select " Better performance > OK. Close Device Manager. Pull out your pendrive and plug it in again. Does it make your pendrive OK?

If not, give up and buy a new one.
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02 Mar 2014   #9
mesba123

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
As alphanumeric opined, it may be a sudden catastrophic failure.

Anyway try this. Plug in your pendrive. Go to Device Manager. Under Disk Drives, right-click on your pendrive > Properties >Policies > Select " Better performance > OK. Close Device Manager. Pull out your pendrive and plug it in again. Does it make your pendrive OK?

If not, give up and buy a new one.
Thank you but no change
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