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My flash disk won't open anymore

By ladymacabre
Nov 6, 2008
  1. help please! my new kingmax flashdisk won't open anymore after being inserted at a certain school computer by accident, my flashidisk was working fine and suddenly after being inserted it won't open anymore even if i switch to another computer. this is the fifth time my usb has been destroyed in less than a year. any help will be appreciated. thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thread moved from Introduce yourself to Other Hardware forum

    HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility
    Http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/peripherals/SP27608.exe

    Will format any USB flash drive
    It can be known to recover Flash drives that are un-responsive too.



    If that doesn't work try this one:

    Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool


    Please note: These methods will remove all data on your Flash Drive


    Recovery Software (if you want to try to recover anything from the drive)

    Try this one: http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm
    It is free for up to four folder down, ie
    E:\Documents and Setting\UserName\My Documents\My Pictures
    1,2,3,4 folders down

    A lot free ones to choose from, h e r e

    Please let me know of the outcome
     
  3. Greco8523

    Greco8523 TS Rookie

    Sounds like a corrupt file system

    I found a free data recovery software called 'PC Inspector File Recovery' from
    datarecoveryadvice.org the site has general tips on data recovery hope this helps.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hi Greco8523, thanks for your input
    I had a look at the site and it does seem good

    I wonder if you could ceate your own thread, say here: Storage & Networking or even in Misc. Software & Utilities forum. You will then be able to discuss your site in much detail

    This thread is really about member ladymacabre and resolving the flash drive issue

    ladymacabre, can you please update this thread, if the information I gave you helped you. I would be interested to know if you are now happy USB user :) Or not :(
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    please read the FAQs in the storage forum.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I don't why I've never read that

    But I would like to add the above utilities to that closed thread, with your wishes
    The above utilities do not require a Windows 98 format disk or anything, and it has helped many user recover their flash drive (although formatted) but at least working again.

    edit:
    Oh I noticed you have now gone offline
    Well I could just continue posting the above utilities I suppose, as no response if you wanted it added or not (obviously not)
     
  7. ladymacabre

    ladymacabre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hello i tried using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility and a message showing no connected storage usb device appears i'll try the other software you and the other users recommended. thank you so much for the help anyway.
     
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