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Flash drive problem

  1. #1


    www.RLSARC.xyz
    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600

    Flash drive problem


    Hi, Good day WEF. I need help with my Lexer 32GB JumpDrive S50.

    first. i put installers to my S50 for reformating my friends pc. his pc doesnt have usb driver so i burn the installers in a dvd to a another friends laptop which is unfortunately it has virus. the installer in my S50 were not gone but instead it creates a lot of shortcuts.

    i return home and format my S50 flash drive when suddenly my drive cant be formatted. it says
    windwos was unable to complete the format.
    and i click format again. another msg show
    the disk is write protected
    i tried searching and searching the net, diskpart method. or the registry WriteProtect but no luck for fix.

    after 2 days of searching. when i plug my S50, it doesnt show up in my computer window but it has sound. the sound when you plug the usb in pc and also the light red is on.. win8.1 x64

    please help. i badly need this usb for my thesis.

    PS. my 4gb usb doesnt have problems. only my 32gb.

    hoping for your help. thanks.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Something on his machine caused a change on the MBR on the stick. Have you tried a repair?

    There should not have to be any drivers to be installed. Windows should see it, unless you keep that drive encrypted.

    You always keep a local copy or cloud copy of something like this.

    You may want to check OneDrive to see if it saved a copy of the Thesis.

    As for the fix. It could also be that the drive was on its last legs. There are some programs out there that you can try and recover off of the device. majorgeeks.com has them in their downloads.
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  3. #3


    www.RLSARC.xyz
    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600


    I just want the usb flash drive to be usable again. i didnt know my partner makes a backup so its now okay.

    file system i saw in the flash drive turns RAW. how to my it ntfs again? but format option cant do even if i uncheck quick format. and now when i plug the usb flash drive it doesnt appear in the 'my computer' but it has a sound when i plug it and the usb lights up.

    please help. i need this usb badly. cant afford to buy another. just student. no money
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Showing RAW, means that either that USB stick was on its last leg. Or as I stated before, the other computer screwed it up.

    See the post above. There are some programs over at that site, that help recover lost files. Also a couple of posts about this subject.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v 2.2.3 HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Download - Softpedia It is single HPUSBDisk.exe file. Right click on it and run as administrator. Choose your pen drive and try to format it as FAT32. (Format it only if you do not want to recover your files on it. I am not sure whether you want to recover the files )
    Last edited by jumanji; 05 Sep 2015 at 13:00.
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  6. #6


    www.RLSARC.xyz
    Posts : 16
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit 9600


    Quote Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
    Download HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v 2.2.3 HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Download - Softpedia It is single HPUSBDisk.exe file. Right click on it and run as administrator. Choose your pen drive and try to format it as FAT32. (Format it only if you do not want to recover your files on it. I am not sure whether you want to recover the files )
    Thanks! I'll try get. I'll get back her soon.

    EDIT: It's ok for the files cuz my partner has a backup. I just want the drive to be usable again. please help. (result below)

    Click image for larger version

    here's another thing. RAW? It's my first time i encounter this one. Don't know what it is.

    Click image for larger version

    and another 8gb drive. no device show on computer.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by RLSARC; 05 Sep 2015 at 18:47. Reason: Update Post
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  7. #7


    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    There is a controller chip on the USB stick that manages the flash memory. If the flash controller detects any kind of unrecoverable error with the memory cells (a reallocation failure, for example), then it trips a safety condition and makes the drive write-protected at the firmware level preventing you from writing any further on it. That signifies the end-of- life. Nothing lasts for ever.

    Check the warranty and try to get a replacement. Somewhere I had read Lexar has lifetime warranty. You may talk to Lexar support.
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