Got problem with my Sandisk cruzer USB 4GB [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question Gary - Last answered on Jul 11, 2011 at 04:03 PM by tech
Hello, I got Problem with my Sandisk cruzer USB 4GB. I was format my computer yesterday with my USB on, cuz I forgot unplug it. and after I format my computer my USB dosen't work anymore. The light still blinking but I can't open it. it comes out a message said,
"An error has occurred while initializing U3 Launchpad: Drive G is unavailable or unformatted. Please format the drive, remove and re-insert the U3 smart drive and try again."
i tried many ways to fix it. none of it works. Please help!!!! I got some important files in it.
by the way, I plugged my other USB into my computer, and it works. so, I think my computer is fine, only this USB not working. Is this broken or what? Once again... Please Help!!! Thank you.
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go to the disk management and there you will see an unallocated space , this space is of your pen drive . now create a volume and your cruzer will work.
But sorry to say tha the data in it will be formatted
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go to windows accessories ms dos command run as administrator type diskpart
wait and the list volume
a list will show then shoose the number of the volume of ur usb sandisk for example
then type select volume " numeber here for example is 4 "
after that an answer will show u the volume then tape format and its done "
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Well you can try this....
Am sure it will work..

1. Only on Linux Ubuntu
2. Insert the Drive and Go to System>Administration>Disk Utiliy.
3. Select your drive and click on create.

Dats all...
sweet- Mar 5, 2010 at 04:32 PM
Hi I have a Sandisk cruzer USB 4GB and im locked out of it and can't access my data it is permanently inaccessible, and I was wondering if there was a way to recover my data.. HELP!
Michael Allen 2Posts Monday May 24, 2010Registration date May 25, 2010 Last seen - May 25, 2010 at 12:47 AM
Hi, sweet:)

What do you mean by locked out of it?
chewbacca- Jul 11, 2011 at 11:52 AM
it works. ubuntu rocks
tech- Jul 11, 2011 at 04:03 PM
If you don't have ubuntu installed that is not a problem.
You only need to reboot your computer with a live CD.
You can download a live CD from here:

Have a good day
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Look online for "PC Inspector File Recovery".
Using this you may be able to recover the files from the USB drive.

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