Flashdrive help

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nyclightsnyc - Jan 6, 2009 at 04:17 PM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 6, 2009 at 04:32 PM
Hello,
hi i have a 16gb flash drive and when i first got it i was able to open it and i put a doc file on it but when i went to open it again i was asked to format it so i tryed to but my windows xp and my windows vista laptops keeps telling me that ( windows was unable to complete the format ) so what do i do now??????????. I do hope that someone can help me because this is driving me nuts.I hope to hear back from who ever gets this.thank you.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Jan 6, 2009 at 04:32 PM
When a flash drive is dead - Windows can't read it and defaults to the "format" error message. You might be able to resurrect the drive using the instructions from this site:

https://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/08/fix-format-usb-flash-drives/