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8GB USB drive ruined

  1. #1


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    8GB USB drive ruined


    My 8GB Dane-Elec had stopped working after following this tutorial to test out Chrome OS on my laptop.
    Link: How To Run Chrome OS From a USB Drive and Use It On Any Computer - How-To Geek
    Now I get this error when I try assigning a letter drive or formatting it:
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    Any help? Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Hello Grant,

    You might see if running the "Clean" command on the USB flash drive to completely wipe it out, then format it.

    Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    I use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. In windows 8 you have to install it in compatibility mode and to run it you have to run as Administrator, this program has fixed quite a few of my USB drives that could not be formatted in Window XP, Vista, 7 and 8
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    ok sml I tried the HP format tool, no luck, be right back, trying Brink's method.
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    I opened command prompt and now it had been formatted to a RAW partition, and still isn't usable.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Windows\system32>diskpart


    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200


    Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: GRANTS-LAPTOP


    DISKPART> select disk 1


    Disk 1 is now the selected disk.


    DISKPART> clean


    DiskPart has encountered an error: Incorrect function.
    See the System Event Log for more information.


    DISKPART>
    Now thats all so far. Any other tutorials?
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    ahhh!
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    I am going to guess that you already looked but is there a switch on the drive somewhere to enable write protect
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    LOL, yep gotta turn off write protection first. It happens to all of us though.
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  9. #9


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    LOL, yep gotta turn off write protection first. It happens to all of us though.
    LOL!
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  10. #10


    Excellent!!
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