Kingston dt 101 prompts me to format it

[Closed]
Report
Posts
3
Registration date
Monday January 2, 2017
Status
Member
Last seen
January 5, 2017
-
Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
-
Hello,
l have a Kingston 64Gb and have the following problem

I connect it and it prompts me to format it. I do format with fat32 and once done it's ready to use it.
However, every time I plug it, it asks me to format again, losing all data stored.
Any ideas how to fix this weird bug or it's permanently corrupted?

2 replies

Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
152
Hi Mike,

After you format the pendrive on your PC, are you using it on some specific device, like console or something? If you are using the pendrive on another PC or only to transfer files, there may be an issue with the device. If there is a drive letter assign to it, run the Command Prompt as an Administrator and type the following command:
Chkdsk L: /r

Replace the L with the drive’s letter.

Could you test the pendrive on another PC and confirm if the issue persists?

Hope this helps

1
Thank you

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated. Add comment

CCM 2821 users have said thank you to us this month

Posts
3
Registration date
Monday January 2, 2017
Status
Member
Last seen
January 5, 2017

yes it happens to both PCs i tested and i used only on PC.
After a format attempt using a tool, i can transfer files to it but next time i plug it, the files are gone!
Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
152 >
Posts
3
Registration date
Monday January 2, 2017
Status
Member
Last seen
January 5, 2017

Have you tried the Chkdsk command? Did you get some error messages while trying to complete the process?
When you copy some files and reconnect the device, you cannot see the files, but is the capacity still occupied or it seems like the pendrive is empty?
Please check the manufacturer’s web page for some formatting/repairing tool. Unfortunately, it is highly possible that the drive has been damaged and you may need to replace it.
Posts
3
Registration date
Monday January 2, 2017
Status
Member
Last seen
January 5, 2017

i run ckdisk and got the following
file and folder verification is complete
Convert lost chains to files?Y/N?


upon connecting the device, capacity is 100% empty
Posts
3606
Registration date
Monday September 1, 2014
Status
Member
Last seen
February 20, 2017
152
I would recommend you to select Y when asked “Convert lost chains to files?”. This way you have a chance to recover your files. If you select NO you may see some unusable archive with strange extensions in your pendrive.
This procedure may fix some minor errors and may improve the functionality of the device. Nevertheless, you really should have in mind that you need a backup of all files just in case.