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Windows 7: USB Not Recognized

08 Feb 2018   #1
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
USB Not Recognized

My very important Work USB is no longer Recognized, and just sits there Glowing on and off with the LED.

It is a Lexar S75 256GB type.

I was getting ready to work on a drive in my BLACX Box, and opened MiniTool Partition Editor. I usually remove all USB's but this time I did not. MiniTool Froze, and I shut it down and pulled all USB's and restarted and worked on the External HDD.

Then today I tried to use the USB and it won't be recognized. It does make a noise when I pull it out, and as I said the LED glows on and off constantly.

I have most the Important Stuff Backed up, still lots of really good backed up info on it that I would really like to have. Please please help!

Nasty7


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08 Feb 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You could probably get the data off of it if you boot into Linux and then insert it into a USB port.

Be sure to unmount it in Linux before you remove it from the USB port, and before you exit from Linux.
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08 Feb 2018   #3
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah, that was my next move. What I'm really wanting to do it make it readable again, so if I don't get any help here I will try some Linux guys that may be able to fix it for me. I have a Linux Box so will just boot it from there later today.
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08 Feb 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

After getting the data off of it in Linux, you could do a quick format of the drive in Windows.
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08 Feb 2018   #5
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How if it is not recognized?
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08 Feb 2018   #6
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Linux don't Mount it either.

I followed this tutorial and it did not work:
If you are using Windows 7 then carry out the following steps to repair the USB Flash Drive:
Insert the USB drive into the USB port of your system.
Go to My Computer>Removable Disk Icon.
Right click the Removable Disk Icon and open its Properties.
Click on the Tools tab.
Click “Rebuild” button.


I also ran this in "cmd" and it would not fix it either.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk /X /f G:
Cannot open volume for direct access.

C:\Windows\system32>
Not happy with this, I'll never use MiniTool with USB's plugged in again.
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08 Feb 2018   #7
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Can't Format or anything now, big loss for me, so sad. This is a Fifty Dollar USB at least, on sale. I wonder if Lexar will give me a new one lol.
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