Fixing a jump drive

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Old 11-15-05, 11:14 AM
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Fixing a jump drive

First of all, I'm just curious if this can be done and am not worried about tossing the jump drive and buying another, so please don't spend a lot of your valuable time on this matter.

I have a 64MB jump drive that was a freebie at a seminar I attended. Worked fine for quite a while. My son saved numerous school files on it to the point where it said it was full. Apparently when he went to delete some files to make some room on it he deleted a file that allows the jump drive to function.

Now when you try to save anything to it, an error message is displayed saying the device is not recognized and needs to be formatted. When you try to format it, another message pops up saying windows can't format the device.

The Device Manager says the "USB mass storage device" is functioning properly.

Any suggestions to get this back up and running or is it toast?
 
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I'd see if there is special formatting software from the manufacturer.
 
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Old 11-15-05, 06:15 PM
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you didnt say the brand or model, but if it's an hp, or even a generic drive, you can try using this Windows-based Format Utility:
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/20306.html

other brands probably have the same type thing to download.

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Thanks for the info. No idea of the manufacturer because it was a givaway and it just has the company's name on it that was hosting the seminar. I'll post back if the solution works.
 

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No Luck

Downloaded and ran the "fix" with no luck. Any more suggestions before I buy a replacement?
 
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You could search for the maufacturer with the USB ID string, which toy will find in the device manager under the drive.
 
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