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Windows 7: Error with nearly-new 32Gb Sandisk Cruzer Glide

25 Jun 2014   #1
rdanner3

Windows 7 Home Premium/64-bit
 
 
Error with nearly-new 32Gb Sandisk Cruzer Glide

It now reports itself as a Sandisk Firebird with 64Mb total and it is reported by Win7 Home Premium x64 as of type RAW, when I know it should be either VFAT or FAT32. Have scanned drive with Easeus Partition Manager (nada, except same report) and Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition (also, same result). Still trying to figure out how to rebuild the MBR (which appears to have been corrupted by a badly-written Broadcom update!) but so far, no joy.

Since this drive was bought for me in March 2014, I think you can see the drive itself is not the issue. Anyone have any ideas what I can do? I am a computer professional, but this one has me puzzled. Badly.


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25 Jun 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Here's another tool you might try. Highly regarded, but I have no experience with it.

TestDisk - CGSecurity

In my experience, USB drives are pretty flimsy and can just go bad for no apparent reason and aren't necessarily fixable. I had one suddenly show as "RAW" a few months back and could never get it fixed. Returned for RMA.
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26 Jun 2014   #3
rdanner3

Windows 7 Home Premium/64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Here's another tool you might try. Highly regarded, but I have no experience with it.

TestDisk - CGSecurity
TestDisk recovered the drive. Why the other two (also highly regarded) could not even see the proper geometry of the drive is beyond my comprehension.
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