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    how save a pen drive?

    i'm using the windows 7.
    by some reason my pen drive isn't working:
    1 - seems to work only on especific USB port;
    2 - it's a generic usb;
    3 - it's showed on My Computer a transparent icon drive(without volume name and no space information);
    4 - on Disk Manager i can see the drive(with a letter too), but 'without suport);
    5 - if the space isn't showed, i can't format the pen.

    can anyone advice me for i repair the pen drive?
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    I have the same problem couple of times ago.

    Try to make an image of it using DDRescue for example. Then you can try to recover your data usign more sophisticated algorithms (signature scanning - file carving) (PhotoRec) - it´s useful especially when the filesystem is not available like in your case I suppose (transparent icon, no drive letters, RAW partition, etc).

    If recovery fails, your best bet is to re-flash your USB drive - WARNING! When done improperly, it may damage your pendrive forever, so please be careful! Remember - one mistake could be your last.

    Hope it helps.

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by VB.NET Developer View Post
    I have the same problem couple of times ago.

    Try to make an image of it using DDRescue for example. Then you can try to recover your data usign more sophisticated algorithms (signature scanning - file carving) (PhotoRec) - it´s useful especially when the filesystem is not available like in your case I suppose (transparent icon, no drive letters, RAW partition, etc).

    If recovery fails, your best bet is to re-flash your USB drive - WARNING! When done improperly, it may damage your pendrive forever, so please be careful! Remember - one mistake could be your last.

    Hope it helps.

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    how can i re-flash the pen?
    i don't know what to do
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    I'd guess that he means FORMAT it.

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    and if the Read Only is activated and we can't change it?
    i have these problem now
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Time to go shopping for a new one???

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    to be honest, the shopping is the easy way.. maybe i can learn much more about it
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Do you have anything the resembles a Make and Model Number?

    And or a link to the tech specs? LOL

    Pretty sure you know you need to get past the Read Only part before you can do anything else.

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    @Steve R. Jones

    I'd guess that he means FORMAT it.
    No, replace the flash software inside pendrive.

    @joaquim

    how can i re-flash the pen?
    Could you post some screenshots of your problem? Maybe then I can help you better.

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    "disco 1" means "disk 1", is where the pen is:
    "só de leitura" means "read only"
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    i can't change it.. even on command line
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Considering how cheap a new one that is both faster and far larger is today... is it worth bothering with this thing?

    Aside from data recovery which sounds like a lost cause at this point, and maybe trying to determine what you may have done yourself to break it so you can avoid that in the future... why bother?

    Is it a family heirloom? Cast in the shape of your grandfather's head, family pet, an actual pen, or something unique?

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    Considering how cheap a new one that is both faster and far larger is today... is it worth bothering with this thing?

    Aside from data recovery which sounds like a lost cause at this point, and maybe trying to determine what you may have done yourself to break it so you can avoid that in the future... why bother?

    Is it a family heirloom? Cast in the shape of your grandfather's head, family pet, an actual pen, or something unique?
    i understand what you said, but i need learn what i can
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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by joaquim View Post
    i understand what you said, but i need learn what i can
    I consider this a bug in windows. I have the same problem. I formattted a iso image onto a flash drive, and i can not remove it. It's now permanently a boot disk.

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    Re: how save a pen drive?

    is there a reset or hard-reset way?
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