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USB stick recognized by computer but disappears

September 24, 2013 5:33:40 PM

I am having a problem with my USB storage stick (SanDisk 32GB Cruzer Glide).
I have tried different ports/different computers but everytime I plug it in, my computer would recognize it as Removable Disk J: and if I try to format it, it would freeze "My Computer" window until the green bar on the top would be done and then it would say cannot find the drive.
After the green bar is full, the Removable Disk J: would disappear and the USB stick would not be found at all.
I have tried reinstalling the device driver and it would successfully reinstall but the problems still occur.
I tried to rename the drive but it tells me its an invalid action.
Is my USB stick dead? or is there a way I can fix it?
I don't remember if I had any data on it, so I don't mind having a complete wipe on the data.