Faulty USB Drive

April 23, 2009 at 01:40:17
Specs: Windows Vista
Yesterday my usb drive was working fine, could run programs from it and access all the files. However when I have plugged it in today I get a disk is not formatted message box.

I can live with the fact the that usb drive has gone faulty, but not that I cannot access the files. Is there anyway of recovering the files?


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#1
April 23, 2009 at 02:43:26
I found this by googleing

http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#2
April 23, 2009 at 02:53:19
Clive,
Thanks for that I will try this later on. However reading the other thread it starts off by saying:

"If the drive/partition shows up in Device Manager and Disk management, but NOT in "My Computer", chances are that it is "only" the partition table that is missing or corrupt."

However my drive is showing up in "My Computer" but when I double click on it it comes up with the format message.


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#3
April 23, 2009 at 03:01:09
Found this with PhotoRec

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#4
April 24, 2009 at 06:51:32
A good piece of software that use for such problems - and has worked for me in the past is called

Flash Disinfector

http://www./tool...

Has worked for me all the times iv used it for myself or other people...hope it can help you too.

Thanks,


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#5
April 24, 2009 at 16:40:27
Your link does not work!

Try: www.precisesecurity/.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/flash-disinfector/


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#6
April 24, 2009 at 16:43:10
try plugging it into another pc

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