USB Flash Drive Wants To Format

October 8, 2007 at 02:46:35
Specs: Windows XP Professional, AMD Dual Core 5600 2GB RA
Ok basically I had my usb flash drive connected to my computer when the storm just passed over which caused my computer to turn off. Now I went to turn the computer back on and now when I want to browse the usb flash drive. It is giving me no option but to format it. Is it corrupted or wat can I do to get my work back?

FORMATING IS NOT AN OPTION FOR ME AS THIS CONTAINS TAFE ASSIGNMENTS DUE MIDNIGHT TONITE !!

ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED RITE NOW.THANKS


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#1
October 8, 2007 at 04:48:39
i would take the flash drive to the library or somewhere to see if you can access.
to make sure your computer is not the problem.
first tho, go into device manager, remove all usb enties there, reboot, let windows reinstall. hope it helps

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#2
October 8, 2007 at 05:22:56
yep use a computer thats never seen the drive before but it dont sound too good.
i know this is a bad time but back up everything. word has a option for a back up to be created periodically as you type. this has saved my bacon more times that i wish to recal. but rember back up to another drive or medium not the same one.

all text needs typos. There there for the reader to find,to distract them from the total lack of content.
google it! wasnt the answer to the question i asked so dont be dense and give me that repl


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#3
October 8, 2007 at 08:16:14
Last time I had this, just trying the same device in another PC "fixed" the "problem"
ie the flash drive was OK but the laptop I plugged it into was sulking.

Hope 50CUT is as lucky 8-)


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#4
October 8, 2007 at 08:31:45
I had this problem with my SD card when I pluged it into my girlfriend's laptop. There was no problem other then her laptop didn't want to read it directly from her side memory slot. I simply had to plug it in my digicam or use a little card which takes any SD card and makes it into a USB Memory Card. In other words, I 4th the idea of trying another computer or through a USB Hub, anything different then what the computer is used to seeing.

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#5
October 8, 2007 at 10:18:29
A 'file recovery' program is also an option. Do a Google search.

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#6
October 9, 2007 at 02:39:25
Problem solved. I used a program called "R-Studio" to recover files and it works wonders.
USB flash drive is completely dead.

Thanks for you suggestions


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