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    Anyone know how to fix a corrupted usb drive

    I by mistake pulled out the stick while it was still writing data on it. Now in explorer on windows 7 it shows up as a removable drive but when you double click it says please insert disk. I went into disk management and it does not show any partition and on the left it says no media and right clicking it gives limited options like properties and eject which are no use. Can anyone please advice i looked on google for an hour and cannot find any solution.

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    Try: Recuva

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Do you want the files back or just the drive fixing?



    Thanks for the replies no i don't want the files just need the drive fixing.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    No format option in disk manager?



    nothing mate

    A few utilities here (Scroll down) Never tried but you never know.

    brothersoft.com/dow…tml

    I HAVE used this

    sdcard.org/con…er/

    on a corrupt SDCard. It seemed to work fine. Don't know if it's applicable to USB sticks, tho.
    Edited by: "Fluffykins" 21st Oct 2010

    Might be worth trying the chkdsk command
    Video of how to do it here chkdsk

    Good Luck

    Can you try it in another computer ?

    Original Poster

    Fluffykins

    A few utilities here (Scroll down) Never tried but you never … A few utilities here (Scroll down) Never tried but you never know.[url=%0Ahttp://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/memory-stick-formatter.html]http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/memory-stick-formatter.html[/url]I HAVE used this[url=%0Ahttp://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/]http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/[/url]on a corrupt SDCard. It seemed to work fine. Don't know if it's applicable to USB sticks, tho.



    Thanks for links but they don't work


    peterpickles

    Might be worth trying the chkdsk command Video of how to do it here … Might be worth trying the chkdsk command Video of how to do it here chkdskGood Luck



    chkdsk won't work as the usb is not readable


    dontasciime

    Can you try it in another computer ?



    Tried it on xp computer and another win 7 machine but still not working.

    Honestly thanks for the replies but i think i'm gonna throw it now. It was a 8gb pico usb and didn't really want to throw it unless i tried everything was my fav usb stick until today.

    send it to me if i can fix it i'll send it back
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