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#1 jamjamnewbie

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 05:08 AM

I had an issue of USB that thing when all of your files was renamed to gibberish text because you put it in an old PC

So I tried to format it.
However, things didnt go as planned and when I clicked right-clicked->format, both quick and full format returned "Windows was unable to format the drive".
Then I ran Diskpart and cmd and ran "clean", "create partition primary", and "format fs=fat32" and it said
....100 percent completed
Then gave error: Parameter incorrect or something like that
And in system event log: there is an error related to it, says "Failed to open device \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume8. Error code 5@020A0019"

Because a 32 GB usb is useful to me now.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:10 AM

Is this a Sandisk USB flash drive? 

 

Try using Partition Wizard but I think you will get the same problem. Delete the partitions and then create a partition and format. This time use NTFS.



#3 jamjamnewbie

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:02 PM

Still nothing

 

I don't think its a Sandisk USB

Its something like this

bart-simpson-usb-flash-drive.jpg



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 08:54 PM

I think the drive may have failed. There is a chance you can recover it but it depends on the chipset the flash drive uses and if there is firmware available for it. 

 

Do this at your own risk. Make sure you virus check all downloads at Virustotal. 

 

http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/repair-your-usb-flash-drive



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:48 PM

Still no

 

Thanks anyway, I'm gonna give up on this USB






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