Sandisk mini cruzer USB pendrive not working

By eveneser
Oct 6, 2005
  1. Hi guys. I bought a Sandisk mini cruzer 512 pendrive 3 months ago. It was OK but 2 weeks ago it stopped working in any computer I plugged it in. The light would come on for 3 seconds or so and then it would turn off and it's not recognized by the PC at all. I suspect a pendrive hardware problem. I have read a lot of posts giving instructions to reformat, reboot and so on but none of these solutions work if your PC doesn't physically detect the pendrive. Before I throw the pen into the garbage can (and with it the 67$ it took from my pocket!), does anyone know if the pendrive could be brought back to life in any way?
    fahidhasan likes this.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    W98SE computers are quite good for reformatting them in FAT32.
    Get the W98SE driver from the Sandisk website.
    fahidhasan likes this.
  3. Tribal-Phoenix

    Tribal-Phoenix TS Rookie Posts: 92

    i had a similar problem , windows said my usb drive had a defect, but it was working on other computers, so i got angrry and threw away my computer*. p.s jsut laugged it in different usb slots and delted some keys from registry.
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