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Solved: USB Memory Stick doesn't work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Eskapism, Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. Eskapism

    Eskapism Thread Starter

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    Right well I haven't been at home for a few weeks and I came back only a few days ago. My brother wanted me to transfer something from my PC to his, so I went to put it on my USB stick but there wasn't enough space. So as I was deleting everything off it, half way through it said something like It couldn't find the files to delete, so I just skipped them all. After that, my memory stick was unusable; I couldn't delete the rest of the files, or copy more over. So I tried to format it, and windows said it couldn't be completed. I read online somewhere about deleting it's partition and making a new one so I gave that a go, however I can't make a new partition since it involves formatting the drive and each time I try to make the partition it needs to format it and it still has the "Windows could not complete the format" or something like that. I've even tried to uninstall the drivers, and it still wont work :( I'm just left with a dead memory stick that asks to be formatted each time I plug it in.

    The memory stick is a HP C485W 16GB USB. It was working absolutely fine before I went away :(

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Lozzy-loz

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    Theres usually not much you can do with them you could try running check disk with the "f" parameter(fix) chkdsk X:/f X being the drive letter you computer has assigned it
     
  3. Eskapism

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    Well about 10 minutes after I made this thread, I solved my problem :p All I did was change the format type to exFAT and now all is well! Thanks though :)
     
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