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Old 07-30-04, 08:22 AM Thread Starter   #1
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HELP! flash drive problem


Ok so yesterday i formatted my USB flash drive to NTFS. Well i removed it by clicking the taskbar icon and stopping it. So i come in this morning and plug the USB drive back in, and it just keeps giving an error 'no disk in drive'!! I can't format it, open it, anything. Same thing on several computers.

Does someone know how to fix this? OMG i hope so i'm desperate

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Old 07-30-04, 08:34 AM   #2
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Not 100% on this but I think most flash is not meant to be formated too NTFS, only FAT and FAT32? I would call / check the web site of the maker of the flash mem to see if there is a tool you can use. Or try another reader.

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Old 07-30-04, 09:20 AM Thread Starter   #3
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Yeah it's reading as a removable drive but says there's no media in it, so the web-site utilities won't even work. Well, I'll try DOS or Linux, i have a slight hope it might get me somewhere. If not, i'll kick and scream for a bit, buy a new one, and be able to post what the inside of a thumb drive looks like when i smash the old one against the wall.

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Old 07-30-04, 04:55 PM Thread Starter   #4
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Nope, no luck with Linux, can't mount it. F I'm screwed. AND a kick in the balls is not only do i lose all my data, I have to buy a new thumb drive. Snap.

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You could try to RMA it. I know all my thumb drives have some level of warranty and I would think they have a way to "low level" (take it back to original) format them.

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does it show up in Admin tools->computer management-harddrive?

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Yes it does. Instead of under the Removable storage section. I can see that it's plugged in, but it wants me to insert media, kind of like a zip drive would work.

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