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Windows 7: Another USB Thumb Drive problem

09 Jan 2015   #1
squish8294

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Another USB Thumb Drive problem

I have a 1GB thumbstick that I'd like to recover. Diskpart can't clean it (CRC error), Windows can't format it, it DOES show up, and diskpart CAN see it. It has no partitions or volumes, and I can't chkdsk it, it's a raw format at the moment. Any ideas what to do? Ditching the drive is an option, but not preferred.

Edit: Seatools passed both short and long generic, have tried both erase options, both fail.


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09 Jan 2015   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Try the HP usb format tool, if that doesn't work I would ditch it
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09 Jan 2015   #3
squish8294

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Try the HP usb format tool, if that doesn't work I would ditch it

Error: Device media is write-protected

Edit: Got it to show a volume in diskpart

Code:
DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          223 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 2    Online          465 GB      0 B
  Disk 3    Online          978 MB   977 MB

DISKPART> select disk 3

Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list par

There are no partitions on this disk to show.

DISKPART> lis vol

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     G                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
  Volume 2     C   Local Disk   NTFS   Partition    223 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 3     D   Local Disk   NTFS   Partition   1863 GB  Healthy    Pagefile
  Volume 4     E   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy
  Volume 5     F                NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy
  Volume 6     H                       Removable       0 B  Unusable

DISKPART> sel vol 6

Volume 6 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> clean

DiskPart has encountered an error: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
See the System Event Log for more information.

DISKPART>
Edit: More data, and formatting, yay!
Code:
DISKPART> lis dis

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          223 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online         1863 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 2    Online          465 GB      0 B
  Disk 3    Online          978 MB   977 MB

DISKPART> sel dis 3

Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> det dis

USB Flash Memory USB Device
Disk ID: 00000000
Type   : USB
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 6     H                       Removable       0 B  Unusable

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     G                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
  Volume 2     C   Local Disk   NTFS   Partition    223 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 3     D   Local Disk   NTFS   Partition   1863 GB  Healthy    Pagefile
  Volume 4     E   System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy
  Volume 5     F                NTFS   Partition    465 GB  Healthy
  Volume 6     H                       Removable       0 B  Unusable

DISKPART> select volume 6

Volume 6 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> list partition

There are no partitions on this disk to show.

DISKPART> format

    0 percent completed

Virtual Disk Service error:
The cluster size is too big.


DISKPART> det vol

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
* Disk 3    Online          978 MB   977 MB

Read-only              : No
Hidden                 : No
No Default Drive Letter: No
Shadow Copy            : No
Offline                : No
BitLocker Encrypted    : No
Installable            : No

Volume Capacity        :     0 B
Volume Free Space      :     0 B

DISKPART> att disk clear readonly

Disk attributes cleared successfully.

DISKPART> det dis

USB Flash Memory USB Device
Disk ID: 00000000
Type   : USB
Status : Online
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
Current Read-only State : No
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 6     H                       Removable       0 B  Unusable

DISKPART>
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