corrupted flash drive help.

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  1. BurningDesire
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    So I have a corrupted flash drive. When I try to fix it with GParted I get a error. The error iis Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb

    I know it is readable because I do these commands in the Ubuntu terminal

    sudo fdisk -lu
    sudo parted - l

    Then the disk shows up as Model: Lexar 16gb flash drive. I don't know why it's not showing up in my computer though.
     
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    If you really want to reset the drive use diskpart to do a clean (NOT CLEAN ALL) and then use windows quick format to place the desired partion on the drive and set it ready/active.

    When you use quick format the only thing it does is create the partition table and mark the start and end of the desired partition (you can create multiple partitions on the drive) followed by a quick format that mostly just again marks the necessary points read/write ready.

    Doing a full format would be a waste and relatively bad for any flash based drive... granted it's not really THAT bad since it's mostly just a single write to the drive but forcing everything to be marked.

    Low level format would be just resetting every block/cell to 0 still a single write.

    There is no reason to use any other tools outside of creating bootable flash drives.

    Lastly, if it's a flash drive larger than 4gb, it would be a reasonable good idea to make it NTFS rather than Fat32. This is a requirement if you wish to transfer files that are larger than 4GB in size (3.84gb roughly or larger). exfat is an alternative of course that merges some of the pros and some of the cons of both ntfs/fat32 together file size restrictions are lifted.. but even fewer devices generally support it out of the box.
     
  3. BurningDesire
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    There is no way I can fix this dude. It's formatted as RAW ;(