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my pen drive cannot be formatted nor edited

by pix12 / January 23, 2013 9:50 PM PST

Hey all, i have a mosebear 4gb pen drive which now cannot be formatted nor edited. adding new contents is also not possible.
As i insert my pen drive in usb port a message appears " you need to Format the drive before use... and as i try to format it pushes an error msg you donot have sufficient rights to perform this operation"..
I tried cmd command to format it but there it states "please insert a disk in drive i".
Can anyone please help me..

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Re: pen drive unusable.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 23, 2013 10:14 PM PST

1. Try it on another PC, just to see if the pen drive is OK and the USB-port on your PC is defective. The most likely outcome is that then pen drive has gone south.
2. Throw it away and use another one.


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i cant throw it i need it
by pix12 / January 23, 2013 11:16 PM PST

i tried using in other pcs .. its shows the memeory of 3.64 gb buT doesn't open.. please help me get my pen drive back.... please...

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Re: need it
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 4:17 AM PST

Why would you need a non-working pen-drive? I can't think of any use for it.

Of course, you might need another pen drive. I need them also. Luckily, they are cheap.


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I need them. What on Earth for?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: Re: need it

I have a few tech friends that we use them to slice or crack open to show or demo how to reflow solder joints that sometimes brings back a dead stick.

For some odd reason a few techs can't watch the YouTube and learn about this but need the hands on training.

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If it fails on other units, it's likely gone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2013 12:36 AM PST

Try the HP USB FORMAT TOOL (see google) for a last hurrah.

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its gone
by pix12 / January 25, 2013 4:54 PM PST

i think its actully gone Sad ......i"ll get a new one...
Anyways thanks everyone for your valuable suggesstions... Happy

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