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Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:32
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:40
Delete the partition in Disk Management > Create new partition > format
Or use a partition manager like Mini Tool Partition Wizard, I use that for deleting linux partitions on flash drives
You can usually download some special software from the manufacturer's website, that will restore it to the way it was.
Unless it is mechanically fubared.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:41
Have you, by chance, tried gparted?
Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:43
Try Mini Tool Partition Wizard in windows
i think i need a way to flash the microcontroller of the pendrive... that seems to be corrupt.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 18:49
Then, if it shows under Windows, may want to try this (CLI freeware version):
http://firesage.com/mbrwizard.php?x=5 and wipe MBR. I've used it several times, when no formatting helps.
Or any other tool (like Mini Tool Partition Wizard above) that can wipe/rebuild MBR.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 19:42
Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:08
If the other applications do not work, I know with 100% certainty that BOOTICE will restore your MBR.
I have a pen drive repair executable, it repairs pen drives that are found in dev managment but not by disk managment. I use that in conjunction with the hp usb format utility to bring dead drives back to life. .
I think this is the repair utility I downloaded, the file size seems right, edit: verified it is the same one.