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USB Flash Drive ERROR

Last response: in Storage
February 23, 2013 9:01:00 AM

Hi, I have an HP flash drive (16GB) that used to work fine but now all of a sudden, it doesn't work when I plug it in. The error I get is

"E:\ is not accessible

Incorrect function"

Do you professionals know why this happens and how I can fix it? I have important documents on there and its extremely frustrating that I haven't found a solution yet.

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February 24, 2013 8:00:52 PM

Pen drives have a limited lifespan and must be replaced when they start producing errors.

For that reason, you should never use them to store important files without having those files backed up somewhere else.
February 25, 2013 1:05:40 AM

Yeah! Phil22 is right! Every drive may die or fail someday. You should learn to keep your important data backed up at least on two different drives.
But, now, have you tried a diagnostic tool to check it? If not, you can run SeaTools for Windows:
For the data inside, you could try to retrieve your important data for free with the help of a free drive recovery tool. Actually, I have never tried it before. But, my friend has used it as his WD drive is inaccessible. At that time, I am there and prove the whole process. It is really trustworthy. Download it there:
Or you may prefer to consult a data recovery company.
I hope my information can help you.