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spikeymike
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Bought a new pen drive today... 8GB, FAT32. Plugged it in, format, 15mins later froze, unplug it, restart the computer... This has probably ****** it right up. File system according to Disk management is RAW.

Windows can't format it, doesn't seem to be any partitions on it, Acronis Disk Director can't detect it, Windows can but it'll ask me to format which it fails.

Suggestions please.
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Oh dear sounds rather ******, I hate FAT32, outdated file system. When you go into disk management (on vista just type it in the search box), does it list the drive there?
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(Original post by Beaver6813)
Oh dear sounds rather ******, I hate FAT32, outdated file system. When you go into disk management (on vista just type it in the search box), does it list the drive there?
Yup, formatting with that just now... just giving it a shot whilst I get a decent suggestion.
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Did using the Disk Manager work?
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Did using the Disk Manager work?
Still formatting :dontknow: Shouldn't even take this long...
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, have a look through this while it's formatting, there's alot of suggestions there..
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Still formatting :rofl: trying Gparted now.
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Gparted failed. Didn't detect pen drive.

Me thinks the only solution is to take it back... still have the original receipt and packaging :proud:
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Oo silly question, you've probably tried it but have you tried running diskcheck on it?
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Oo silly question, you've probably tried it but have you tried running diskcheck on it?
Doesn't start at all, the file system is RAW.
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Ouchies yea it sounds properly corrupt, easier just to say its faulty and get a new one I guess
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