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Usb flash drive not detected and cant be formatted

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  • Computer
  • USB Flash
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December 2, 2012 1:25:38 AM

Hey guys. I was trying to format my 32 gb usb flash drive so i can put windows 7 on it to reformat my computer. I was using dos commands

SELECT DISK 1

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

I have done this before with the exact same usb and computer with 0 issues. However, this time, while trying to create a partition, it gave me an error. When i tried to restart the process, it wouldn't let me select any partitions and it stated that there was 0 gb capacity and no more room to create partitions. I checked on my computer, and the drive didnt even appear.

I checked disk management and the usb is there, but cant be formatted or modified in any way. I downloaded a few disk cleaning programs such as http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-To..., but none of them could even detect the usb. is there a way utilizing my bios to do a pure format of it? or did i somehow brick it?

I also get the error: there is no media in the specified device usb stick

And i checked my bios, the computer sees it there

thanks in advance.

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December 3, 2012 6:11:26 PM

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