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Thumb drives are dead after used on infected machine


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#1 mfletcher855

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:26 PM

SOOOO I was at a friends house who was having some issues and i pooped in my usb drive (3.0) of goodies and in safe mode attempted to open the drive and it was not there. I checked drivers all good so then rebooted back to normal startup still usb drive is not seen. I could not find in disk utilities either. So I made an assumption that my drive was just corrupt (magically) so I plugged in my back up and the same results. I plugged them into my machine at home and they are dead. no matter where I try tuse them they do not show up. Is it possible that malware has killed them or a short? Bad power supply?

the machine that it happened on

Windows 10

8 Gb Ram

I5 processor

Dell

it was upgraded from 8.1

 

Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have back ups of all my tools so no problem there I am just looking to tap the power of Bleeping Computer 

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:42 PM

here are some ideas here L@@K
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

With the USB flash drive attached open a command prompt and type

 

diskpart

list disk

 

Your USB should be listed. If it is there are commands to partition and format. Do you need data off the USB flash drive?



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

Thanks fellas. On the road will give it a go in a couple hours

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:51 PM

I tried disk part

listdisk

neither drive listed



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:56 AM

A couple more ideas here

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22251/find-your-missing-usb-drive-in-windows-7-vista/



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

I have given up on the drives... I really do not need to recover the data but i hate feeling defeated. So for my last hoorah one of the drives was in a cheap plastic housing. I opened it up and used a jumper and managed to get the usb drive to show some life(blinking led) and windows at least popped the dreaded unrecognized device. long story short they went in the trash.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:37 AM

  long story short they went in the trash.

 

Guess that's a ''solved'' then  :lol:



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

  long story short they went in the trash.

 

Guess that's a ''solved'' then  :lol:

 

 

Yeah well yes and no... first thank you fellas for the ideas and additional options... 






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