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Asked to format a USB memory stick already in use.


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#1 avz10

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:10 PM

I have had this 16 GB memory stick for more than 2 months and have been using it. It suddenly started to give the message that it needs to be formatted before using it.

I have Windows 7 on both my desktop and laptop. Using Office 2010. The laptop is very new- Intel core i3 CPU; 2.40 GHz; 3 GB installed memory and the desktop is also quite up to date.

If I click "Format disk", it gives the message that Windows cannot format the disk and I need to check the connections. I have tried by using a thread- using command, clean disk- and it did not progress as well for a HP programme that I downloaded.

It seems as if this stick might be damaged, but I will appreciate any comments.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:22 PM

Does it do very same thing on both computers?
If so, probably a goner.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:18 PM

Yes, the same thing on both computers, unfortunately.

I think I agree with you.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:20 PM

You better :)
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