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My flash drive isn't being recognized

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I got this 8 gig PNYflash drive yesterday and all day today, I've been installing different distros of linux on the flash drive to boot from the flash drive. After there was an error on start up of one of the distros, my flash drive no longer showed up in Computer or Disk Management. It does make a sound when I plug it into the computer, though. Only my HDD shows under device manager. This happens with all computers I plug my flash drive in. Also, if I have the flash drive plugged into the computer, the computer will hang at the BIOS screen until I take the flash drive out. What do I do?
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Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
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Cooler Master CM 690 II 
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This is what I get. I tried disabling the driver, uninstalling it, and letting windows install it again and i still can't see it in windows
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i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
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Cooler Master CM 690 II 
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does it boot linux ?
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Originally Posted by supra_rz View Post
does it boot linux ?
no. on my other computer, i'm running linux and it doesn't recognize my flash drive either. it's probably something on the flash drive that's corrupt now, but how do i fix it? lol
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i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II 
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i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II 
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Minitool partition wizard, just use that and format it
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