Seems like it has a damaged controller chip that will require a NAND recovery. Report Respond to KletterKlawers. A corrupted flash drive can be fixed using a free tool that recoverthe FAT table and boot record. I have had USB’s just up and stop working and not be recognized, no matter if changing computers. Broken stem or bad controller chip.

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I can’t open my Flash drive. [Solved]

Try scanning and cleaning it with a good antivirus. USB flash drives errors can be devastating and can give you a hell of stress. If so then you will not want to format it anyhow. I plugged my flash in a system and now it has stopped showing on my pc. This should take a few minutes, and DiskPart will display a progress percentage. To fix the port problem, follow this procedure: Right click the drive and select Properties. I agree with this part “This is sub recovering data.


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Januaris is a professional tech writer and blogger. Save yourself from unnecessary stress by learning numerous ways of repairing your small data storage equipment. No way anything will format it if that is the problem.

How do you do this? Click on the ‘Erase’ tab across the top. Report Respond to Scart. If you have important documents in there, you can just concentrate on recovering them. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.

Sounds like a failed controller. This symbol shows that a driver tool has a malfunction. I have a flash drive that is broken below the chip. We never recommend trying to recover data yourself as there is a good possibility of damaging the drive more.

How do I format my flash device

First of all, Rufus didn’t damage your USB drive. DuncanI’m having the same problem, the light for my flash drive is on. We can evaluate and recover this for you if you send it in! Vit Jun 19, at Right click My Computer and select Manage. As the author of Rufus, Myflasu can tell you exactly what happened. I was faced with a similar issue.


Hope you can help me with this problem.

Is there anyway you can help me i cant access my files on my flash drive it says needs to be formatted before i myflasj use it and it was working a few days ago and the USB part of the flash drive gets extremely hot.

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Seems like it has a damaged controller chip that will require a chip off recovery. This level of recovery requires specialized and very expensive data recovery equipment and the knowledge of how to use it. I agree Boyesta, but with the tools it is pretty possible!