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Thread: corrupted usb flashdrive

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    corrupted usb flashdrive

    My thumbdrive crashed the other day, and I haven't been able to get it going again.

    I guess I pulled it out of a computer too early, but I was able to use recovery software to pull the data off of it... so i know it sort of works.

    Now, when I try to access it in windows it just says "insert disk", in properties it shows up as a RAW file system. When I try to format in windows it just says "unable to complete format"

    The drives' a SanDisk 1gb usb drive, only 3 months old...any ideas?

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    did the drive come with a utilities/driver disk?

    If so, try the formatting utility from there...
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    You could try the HP utility since it does work on many non-HP drives.

    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/20306.html
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    hmm still didn't work, tried KillDisk as well, no luck, all failures. I RMA'd it through SanDisk, we'll see what they say... it's only a month old so maybe it's under some sort of warranty.

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