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#1 Darkebie

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:14

A friend of mine lend his usb key to someone who managed to kill it somehow. I tried a few things with diskpart to fix it but without success. He says he just removed the USB without ejecting it...

Disk ###  Status		 Size	 Free	 Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
* Disk 1	No Media		   0 B	  0 B

DISKPART> DETAIL DISK

USB DISK 2.0 USB Device
Disk ID: 00000000
Type   : USB
Status : No Media
Path   : 0
Target : 0
LUN ID : 0
Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only  : No
Boot Disk  : No
Pagefile Disk  : No
Hibernation File Disk  : No
Crashdump Disk  : No
Clustered Disk  : No

There are no volumes.

Now I turn to you, anyone has a clue on how to fix this? The device is an Integral Courier 8GB USB stick. Any help is appreciated.


#2 kimsland

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:30

There's a really good troubleshoot guide here: http://www.techspot....opic122125.html
Also try this:
HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility
http://downloads.pcw...als/SP27608.exe

#3 OP Darkebie

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:49

There's a really good troubleshoot guide here: http://www.techspot....opic122125.html
Also try this:
HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility
http://downloads.pcw...als/SP27608.exe


I tried the HP Utility and it gave me an error "Error: There is no media in the specified device.". I think it's an electronic failure. Thanks for your fast reply :-)

#4 kimsland

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:54

If its the same in another computer as well, then you can be sure its a USB failure of some sort

Try this one as well: http://hddguru.com/d...p.2.36.1181.exe

By the way, it won't format your HardDrive

Edit

Actually you select the USB drive when the program runs
I just thought, hmm, if you had multiple drives or partitions, it is possible to mistakenly format those drives, but these drives will show very clearly, so don't format them ;)

Edited by kimsland, 05 June 2009 - 08:14.


#5 lars77

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:38

Does the drive come up in GParted? Also, like kimsland said try in another computer.

If that still doesn't work you likely have a hardware issue on the USB drive, not sure if it's fixable.. I'd be curious if you end up fixing it somehow though!