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Old 05-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default USB flash drive stopped working

Hey everyone. I hope this the right section to ask about this, but my micro sd usb is recognised but is not opening. When I try and open it it says that it is not formatted. When I try and format it, it doesn't work saying windows cannot format the drive. If I go to properties it doesn't tell me how big it is (says it is 0 bytes) and it has lost its original name. Does anybody know why this is? If so is there a fix?

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By the way I have windows 7 and my usb was working.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Honestly, I had a thumb drive spaz out on me for awhile, I gave it a few good solid whacks on my desk and it's been fine ever since. Ever given the "slap it around a bit" method a try?
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:12 PM   #3
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Give this little utility a shot: HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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I gave the application a try but it said the usb was write protected. Maybe I have to take the write protection off?
I tried uninstalling the driver but when it installed again I got the same result.
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Is there a little switch on the memory stick to lock and unlock it?
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: USB flash drive stopped working

To clarify here, are we definitely talking about a thumb drive or is it an SD card / SD card reader?
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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It's an sd reader, and there is no switch on it.
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Is there a tiny switch on the SD card itself?
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Is the sd reader connected directly to the computer or does it have a removable/replaceable cable?
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Make sure the switch is not set to "locked" ive had the same issue occur to me before.
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