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Computer wants to format flash drive

Last response: in Storage
October 27, 2011 2:11:40 AM

Today while saving a file in Photoshop onto my flash drive in school everything began to hang. It later displayed a message that my flash drive is corrupt. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I got another message saying "You need to format the disk in drive X: before you can use it."
I saved what I had in Photoshop onto another flash but, all the computer were saying that my they want to format my flash drive. The computers are cheap and not properly set up. My new $2000 self-built computer sadly gives me the same message.

I ran a few tests. Ubuntu and Puppy Linux (In a VM) couldn't read my flash drive.

Please help me get my stuff back. I don't care what happens to the flash latter, I only need my data back.

October 27, 2011 2:14:57 AM

P.S. Photoshop and other programs constantly crash on their computers. They have Win. 7 and I have Win. 7 too. I once got a computer on which by pressing anything on the keyboard or clicking anywhere would cause the shut-down menu to show up.

My flash drive is a