USB flash drive won't initialise

Hi,


I've received this flash drive as a present:

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/296867253/Leather_holder_with_Omega_ring_USB.html

It needed to be initialized in order for me to format it using Disk Management but when I try to i get an I/O error. I tried this multiple times on my PC running 32 bit Vista and I still get the error.
I had problems with the flash drive on other computers as well(other flash drives work fine).
I haven't been able to figure out what company makes it so I cannot ask them for support.
Can anyone help me?
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  1. ciprianlnro said:
    Hi,


    I've received this flash drive as a present:

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/296867253/Leather_holder_with_Omega_ring_USB.html

    It needed to be initialized in order for me to format it using Disk Management but when I try to i get an I/O error. I tried this multiple times on my PC running 32 bit Vista and I still get the error.
    I had problems with the flash drive on other computers as well(other flash drives work fine).
    I haven't been able to figure out what company makes it so I cannot ask them for support.
    Can anyone help me?


    Try to use rear USB jack (not on front of your case), try to format on vista (right click on computer-> manage->disk management)
    or try to use gparted (use some live linux cd ex. fedora or ubuntu).
  2. Thank your friend and throw it out.
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