Last month I attempted a full reinstall of Windows 10. I decided to completely wipe everything so as to start fresh...and in the process, thought I accidentally nuked my (now former) laptop. Flash forward to this week. I was toying around with the older laptop to see if I could salvage it in some way (no harm, I figured) and attempted to boot from the flash drive again. Same result...'no bootable drive detected' or something like that. After several attempts at figuring that out I plugged the USB into another laptop with several Linux isos ready to go and received 'Please insert a disk into USB Drive (E:)'. So, apparently, my issue wasn't due to screwing my laptop (at least I hope not) but instead to wiping out the USB drive.
How can I get my flash drive to be, for lack of a better word, responsive? I don't care about whatever I had on there beforehand, I just want it to show up and work normally so I can stick a new OS on the old laptop. I had found some program while searching that would solve this problem but I can't for the life of me find that. All I need is for it to work again and I'll likely be fine.
If this topic is meandering or incoherent/unhelpful in some way, I apologize.