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Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:57 pm

Hi

I know this is not related to Raspberry Pi, but I have been having trouble with my Sandisk Cruzer Edge USB Stick. I need to use it and it just won't come up on Windows. Device Manager recognises it, but I cannot access it via File Manager(My Computer). I have tried changing the drive letter/formatting and cleaning it in Command Prompt and neither have worked.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:04 pm

Try Disk Management.

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:08 pm

I have a Cruzer Blade like that. Can't do anything with it - and I tried a lot!

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:44 pm

Plug it into your RPi and fix it with parted (or gparted).

You may also want to install the fixed dosfstools so you can use those to repair the filesystem.
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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:01 pm

ultimatepi wrote:Hi

I know this is not related to Raspberry Pi, but I have been having trouble with my Sandisk Cruzer Edge USB Stick. I need to use it and it just won't come up on Windows. Device Manager recognises it, but I cannot access it via File Manager(My Computer). I have tried changing the drive letter/formatting and cleaning it in Command Prompt and neither have worked.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi

I think it was used in a Raspberry Pi, but I ended up removing it as I found out I didn't actually need it. Disk Management shows the USB Stick, but you can't format it or anything from there. Are there any good Windows usb stick repair programs out there which are safe and free that I could use?

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:29 pm

ultimatepi wrote:Hi

I think it was used in a Raspberry Pi, but I ended up removing it as I found out I didn't actually need it. Disk Management shows the USB Stick, but you can't format it or anything from there. Are there any good Windows usb stick repair programs out there which are safe and free that I could use?

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:56 pm

Testdisk and everything else I've tried doesn't help with mine, it can see partitions but it's unwriteable - with anything, totally useless.

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:08 pm

fruit-uk wrote:Testdisk and everything else I've tried doesn't help with mine, it can see partitions but it's unwriteable - with anything, totally useless.
As Dougie already mentioned: try parted / gparted on Linux (and that could be a Pi).
On Win: diskpart

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:51 am

DirkS wrote: As Dougie already mentioned: try parted / gparted on Linux (and that could be a Pi).
On Win: diskpart
As said already, I've tried just about everything.

Apart from an old XP machine here I'm all linux. parted, gparted were some of the first I tried.

The Blade is simply not writeable any more - and it doesn't have a lock tab before anyone suggest trying that!

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:05 am

it's probably dead then
flash disks are not writeable for ever..
if on the RPI
you cannot
sudo fdisk /dev/whatever
and delete create partitions then it is dead
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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:35 am

fruit-uk wrote:
DirkS wrote: As Dougie already mentioned: try parted / gparted on Linux (and that could be a Pi).
On Win: diskpart
As said already, I've tried just about everything.

Apart from an old XP machine here I'm all linux. parted, gparted were some of the first I tried.

The Blade is simply not writeable any more - and it doesn't have a lock tab before anyone suggest trying that!
Hi, have you tried any of SSS tools ? I have recovered too many "dead" mems with them . First identify the chip, use ChipGenius, then post the output (ex.: VID&PID...). I am sure it's a corrupted firmware issue, unless a shortcircuit ocurred on the +5V.

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Re: Corrupted USB Stick

Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:00 pm

Hi there

I have managed to fix it. I plugged the stick in another computer and it found it. I then knew it wasn't dead so I ejected it and put it back in the computer I was using. I managed to change the drive letter from E to H and now it works.

Thanks for all your help anyway!

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