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Need help fixing Corrupt USB flash drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kerplunk5975, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. Kerplunk5975

    Kerplunk5975 Thread Starter

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    I have windows Vista 64 bit, but this is inconsequential because i've tried to fix this on XP and other computers. What happens is, I plug in my USB drive, the files are easily visible and accessible. However, if i try to delete or move them, I get a "Cannot read from source file or disk."

    I did everything I could think of. I checked for bad sectors, I tried formatting with no avail, Quick and Normal formatting doesn't work in all file systems. I even tried "chkdsk" in the command prompt and tried to format from there. NO LUCK

    Please help me!
    AHHHHHHHH!!
     
  2. Elvandil

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  3. Kerplunk5975

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    Tried it out, no luck. Says that the drive is write protected? I don't see how it is
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Does it say read-only in its Properties?

    No ballpoint pen switch on the drive?
     
  5. Kerplunk5975

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    It does not say read-only.

    And i dont see any switch..?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Is this a U3 drive by any chance?

    It sounds like time for the trash bin.
     
  7. Kerplunk5975

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    LOL its a no name one, it goes inside of this pen thing. really cool actually. and its a 2gb one so i wanted to keep it. :(
     
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    I'm out of ideas. Maybe someone else. But I did once manage to remove the partition from one of those drives, and create a new one, and format it with the Free Paragon Hard Drive Manager 8.0 Special Edition(Install and make recovery CD for offline partitioning.) if you want to go to the trouble of trying it. It's a pretty handy partitioning tool to have around, anyway.
     
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