flash drive issue

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  1. W.I.C.K.E.D.
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    Ok. I have a 16gb pny flash drive that was working fine yesterday. Today, I can't see it under my computer. Windows will make a sound acknowledging that it got plugged in when I put it into the drive slot. Under the device manager it shows XXXXXXXX U167CONTROLLER USB Device. It says the device is working properly but if I try to get it to populate the drive it says 0mb capacity. Under disk management I see removable but no media is listed under each. Any ideas or did this thing crap out on me?


    Edit: This is on a win 7 pc. I put it in another computer with xp and under my computer the drive letter pops up when I insert it, but no storage space is listed nor can I access it. It says insert disk when I click the drive under my computer.
     
  2. Rydian

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    Sounds like the partition table might have bcome corrupt, which does seem odd because usually any issues would happen within the filesystem of the partition, not in a higher area.

    Might want to see if some partition/drive recovery software can get at it. It's sort of a hassle, but testdisk is what I recommend simply because it's always shown me what's actually up, whereas other programs often don't report nearly enough info about what's up.

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
     
  3. W.I.C.K.E.D.
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    I tried this but the utility could not even see the device. I'm guessing that means I'm SOL?
     
  4. Originality

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    If formatting doesn't work, its probably dying. This happens sooner or later with all flash drives.
     
  5. Sumith

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    Hi All of u.......


    Try to use this: Urescue v1.3.0.71 software download it and use it....

    If you use win 7, please set compatibility mode to Win XP SP2 and run as administrator.

    I Hope it works for your drive.