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June 14, 2011 9:09:53 PM

Can Anyone Help Me....Well I've gt A Weird Unique kind of Kingston 16gb pen drive/flash drive or what u may call that.... When I Bought It And run it for the first time;it showed 15.6 Gb Space free as expected....Suddenly Don't Know What Struck My mind but i decided to format it (wish i could undo tht format just One time) And Got the result after some time tht "Windows Was Unable Complete The Format" And The Pen Drive Got Corrupted now displaying just 0mb as free disk...(Type Of Dead).....

After Some Searching; I got the idea to VERIFY THE FLASH DRIVE FROM KINGSTON'S WEBSITE...SO CHECKED AND GOT THE RESULT...."The flash memory product you inquired about is not an authentic Kingston product. We suggest that you double check the information on the product label."

So Now I Started Considering My Pen Drive As Fake And Looking For Solutions....Reached SOSFakeflash;"http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/repairing-..."....Then I Tried Used "h2testw_1.4";"AlcorTools numerable versions.." ; "Iformat 2" And What not....Many more such programs..But None Of These Programs Recognized my Flash Frive.....Nothing Seemed to Work.....

Finally Got The Idea to check my VID And PID and other details through the software called "Chipgenius/Usbdeview" And Then With This Info. Try TO Search The Right Software For Re-Flashing My Flash Drive (See How Knowledge increases but still no use;lol).....Here's The Result I Got......Searching since 3 days; got nothing...So Tomshardware For Help....

Can Anyone Give Suggestions ??


Here Are Some Screenshots Of My Research On My Flash Drive.....
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/SpeedyXs/Scree... (Some Indication It Is A Fake)

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/SpeedyXs/Scree... (Some Indication It is Not... lol...)

VID = 8888 PID = 8888 As Indicated By The Following Usbdeview image....

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/SpeedyXs/Scree...
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/SpeedyXs/Scree...

Awaiting Help..I'm Damn Confused ; What To Do.... :cry: 

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June 15, 2011 7:02:33 PM

Well; I Have clearly Indicated That It Is A 16 Gb Pen Drive....Flash Drive....Or some other name in some other language...
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June 15, 2011 9:01:52 PM

Yes, but Phil has suggested that it may not be implemented properly as a pen drive, and maybe it's a mis-package of something that they had a surplus of.

What I would do: throw it in the trash, walk down to Microcenter or Staples, and buy a new one. Is there data on it that you need to recover?
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June 15, 2011 9:19:09 PM

Lol.........Well Surely I Don't Wanna Do That....As It Has Been Verified By Ms-Dos To Contain 16GB Of Space...See The Screenshot....
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June 15, 2011 9:39:17 PM

No There Is No Data .... As Indicated By My Story....I Didnt Even Get The Chance To Copy A File To it....
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a c 82 G Storage
June 15, 2011 11:51:19 PM

Can't you return it where you bought it?
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June 16, 2011 3:25:18 AM

Yes, I understand the external form is a pen drive, but perhaps it was made with a microSD card in a USB adapter. If that is the case then the format program I already mentioned will help. Anyway, you might as well try it; you cannot make it worse than it is now!
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June 16, 2011 7:50:47 PM

I Tried This Now....But Sadly Doesnt Work......Will Have Think sth else....
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June 23, 2011 5:51:38 PM

What is "DISKPART"?
"FORMAT" seems to work but are you saying the drive doesn't work after?
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