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USB flash drive won't initialise

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August 12, 2011 10:35:38 AM

Hi,


I've received this flash drive as a present:



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?
August 12, 2011 8:43:02 PM

ciprianlnro said:
Hi,


I've received this flash drive as a present:



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).
a b G Storage
August 12, 2011 9:39:28 PM

Thank your friend and throw it out.
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