Windows 10 does not recognize USB flash drive

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ngk0585

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Windows 10 does not recognize USB flash drive. Not universally. It is only a couple of flash drives. I think the flash drive quit or ??? The system recognizes that the drive is attached and responds but does not open for use. I think I reformatted one of the flash drives to FAT. Most of my flash drives are OK, along with external drives, printers, etc. I've also tried plugging into different USB ports. This is an irritation issue but not disastrous. I've thought it may be better to trash the USB sticks. for $10 may not be worth the effort unless someone has a quick and dirty way to get the PC to open it up.
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dmccoy

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Run the following command from command prompt

diskpart
List disk
select disk 1 (very Important to ensure you select the correct # of your USB drive)
clean
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs
assign
exit
 

ngk0585

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OK Thanks. However, I cannot tell which number is assigned to the USB port. Explorer thinks it is drive f:\
I tried a chkdsk and it says "cannot open volume for direct access". I've gone so far beyond DOS in time that I do not recall what command may work to give me that info.
 

dmccoy

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Run the list disk command then take a picture of your screen and upload

or you can do the following

Right click on the top bar command window
Left click on Edit then Select Alloesnt
Right click on the top bar again
Left click on edit then copy
paste into your reply
 

dmccoy

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How did you determine it is drive f? Is that the drive that comes up when you connect the USB? Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be reading anything on the disk using diskpart or filemanger. If you are certain it is reading the drive as F: then you can open disk management and see the correct drive #associated with it. Since it isn’t showing any file sizes I don’t see much success in fixing it though.
 

ngk0585

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I use these flash drives for many things, including copying MP3's for the truck. It is drive F that the USB uses here. drive does not work in other USB ports.

OK, I appreciate your assistance. I think I agree with you that there will be no success with this. I went back and tried the instructions for the cmd and it reported that there is no media. I think the little $9 doodle is ready for Davey Jones Locker. There it goes... I will copy your instructions and keep them handy.
One more thing? I couldn't not figure out the Alloesnt process you described. What are you talking about here? What top bar on what? Thanks
 

dmccoy

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Yeah probably time for a new one.

I couldn't not figure out the Alloesnt process you described. What are you talking about here? What top bar on what? Thanks
I don’t understand this question?
 
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