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USB flash drive problems.... HELP!!!

Hey, everybody! My mom is having MAJOR issues with her USB flash drive which is several years old. The problem? The flash drive will not mount in Windows. When I use USBDeview, it shows up in there. The properties of the device shown in USBDeview are here:

Device Name: ???????°iCfg?????°BULK???
Device Type: Mass Storage
Safe To Unplug: Yes
USB Hub: No
Serial Number:
Last Plug/Unplug Date: 5/7/2014 3:50:21 PM
ProductID: 0000
USB Class: 08
USB Protocol: 50
Computer Name:
Product Name:
Service Name: USBSTOR
Driver Filename: USBSTOR.SYS
Device Mfg: Compatible USB storage device
USB Version: 2.00
Driver Version: 6.1.7601.17577
Description: USB Mass Storage Device
Connected: Yes
Disabled: No
Drive Letter: F:
Created Date: 5/7/2014 3:44:16 PM
VendorID: 1727
Firmware Revision: 1.00
USB SubClass: 06
Hub/Port: Hub 3, Port 6
Vendor Name:
ParentId Prefix: 7&3947edd1&1
Service Description: USB Mass Storage Driver
Device Class: USB
Power: 500 mA
Driver Description: USB Mass Storage Device
Instance ID: USB\VID_1727&PID_0000\6&305f6a7c&0&6
The device fails to show up in My Computer and Disk Management. When I attempt to open the drive, I get an error message saying that Windows could not open the drive due to an incorrect function. I believe there is a logical error somewhere in the device. I can also look at most of the registry values. Thanks for helping!
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  1. Is there anything important on the drive? What is its size?
  2. There is a ton of important stuff on that drive. The drive size is 2GB.
  3. Try using an archiver tool to backup the files. Then buy a new drive. (USB drives tend to last maybe 2-3yrs.)
  4. The device fails to show up in My Computer and Disk Management. When I attempt to open the drive, I get an error message saying that Windows could not open the drive due to an incorrect function. I believe there is a logical error somewhere in the device. I can also look at most of the registry values.
  5. You, sir, have lost yourself a USB drive.
  6. Best answer
    CompGee said:
    There is a ton of important stuff on that drive. The drive size is 2GB.


    *snicker* 2GB isn't a tonne.

    My 'dump' USB drive is 8GB
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