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Usb needs formatting

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December 23, 2012 7:27:23 AM


help please????...i have a 2gb usb drive which has the message "needs formatting" far i have tried some of the advice /info provided by the forum...
start menu - search - run - open cmd - type chkdskG:/r = cant find anything!

tried two recovery programmes - easeus and remo recovery - these both cannot 'find' the usb either

i also tried right click on usb g drive - in properties it shows no space used/empty - (this doesnt seem promising!).. in tools i have option to check drive for errors - when i select this is says the usb needs formatting first!

i am not very i.t/technically now i am at a loss....can anyone help please?

with thanks

all i know is that when i plug it it the computer finds it no problem (windows 7)

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January 24, 2013 5:23:40 AM

1. Do not format the USB drive before the recovery process.
2. Download an unformatted USB drive recovery freeware to retrieve your data from It is a freeware that has successfully recovered my inaccessible data from a pen drive. It is really worth trying.
3. Restart this freeware more times to harvest all your data back.
4. Back up you data regularly on a separate drive in the future.