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Problem with memory stick

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by phyljack1, May 28, 2018.

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  1. phyljack1

    phyljack1 Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8080 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 118 GB (59 GB Free); D: 918 GB (918 GB Free); E: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
    Motherboard: HP, 82F2
    Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

    I am able to download successfully into the memory stick but cannot open it. Message reads that I have to format the stick. When I attempted to format it, it was unable to do so.
    I have been using this memory stick for months.
     
  2. tecknurd

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    The reason why you are getting the message to format your memory stick is the partition table is corrupted. Corruption can occur if you remove the memory stick when you using a file on the memory stick. It's best to go to the task bar and look for the USB storage icon and click on it to eject the memory stick. Windows will tell you either that you can remove it or it's being in use and shouldn't be removed.

    Do you mean download as in copy data _from_ your memory stick? If so, copy all your data now from your memory stick. If not, the word that you should use is upload. Never write data to a drive/disk or memory stick if it's corrupted.

    If the memory stick shows up as a drive letter, you can run chkdsk in cmd.exe. The following is information about chkdsk.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pr...ows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc730714(v=ws.10)
     
  3. phyljack1

    phyljack1 Thread Starter

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    Sorry, wrong terminology using "upload or download" I cannot open this memory stick see the what is on it nor can I format it.
    Is there a solution or should it be replaced?
     
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