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i have a 16GB OZ Diesel flash drive that i plugged into my comp. it worked fine until i kicked my monitor outlet and my montior turned off then turned back on.

after that, i went back to my files on my usb drive and suddenly it was empty and said device must be formatted before use.

im afraid to format it because it'll delete EVERYTHING and i have all my school material on it.

im not sure why kicking a power cable could corrupt my flash drive, because its not like my processor was affected (i had youtube open when my monitor blanked out and i could still hear the volume)

can anyone offer a solution for me to recover my files? or am i doomed to start fresh.
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This is what I use for file recovery.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

As far as kicking the monitor cable, it turned off your monitors and then turned them back on
there was a small surge in power as you said,
I would think it is possible to disrupt power enough to effect the USB key and corrupt files you
proved that the hard way frown.gif
Just think what static electricity can do to electronics.

You might want rearrange where your monitor cable is plugged in
so you do not kick it again.
If your monitor is plugged into a surge protector or power strip, If it
old maybe time to replace it.

Good Luck smile.gif
Edited by hyperkite - 3/30/13 at 7:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperkite View Post

This is what I use for file recovery.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

As far as kicking the monitor cable, it turned off your monitors and then turned them back on
there was a small surge in power as you said,
I would think it is possible to disrupt power enough to effect the USB key and corrupt files you
proved that the hard way frown.gif
Just think what static electricity can do to electronics.

You might want rearrange where your monitor cable is plugged in
so you do not kick it again.
If your monitor is plugged into a surge protector or power strip, If it
old maybe time to replace it.

Good Luck smile.gif

thanks for the reply! a friend of mine also suggested your program -- however it doesnt work for my issue. I found out from my CMD that my usb is in RAW format so it can't read the file organization =[

i tried a program called zero assumption recovery but it was sooooo slow -- had it running 100+ hours and it was only 9% through scanning. in the end i had to call it quits =[ still dont know what to do
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Was this originally RAW format? If you formatted it as NTFS, as I assume you would if you were using windows 7 based on your Hardware profile for "That Rig", your partition table might have got messed up. Try this http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk . You may be able to recover the partition table.
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Quote:
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Was this originally RAW format? If you formatted it as NTFS, as I assume you would if you were using windows 7 based on your Hardware profile for "That Rig", your partition table might have got messed up. Try this http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk . You may be able to recover the partition table.

no, i believe my usb flash drive (pendrive) was originally NTFS format and then when i kicked my power cables, it affected my pendrive and when i typed 'chkdsk G:' in CMD, it told me the file system was RAW and it cannot read it.

thanks for the suggestion, i will try it when i get home!
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UPDATE -- my usb is now not even detected / no media

so i've decided that trying to save it was a lost cause, so i decided to reformat it and just start anew. problem: now its not detected.

it doesn't show up in "my computer"

i opened up cmd and tried to format it there, but it said no media/volume. i have attached a picture below showing this.


any advice OCN?

thanks in advance!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blinx View Post

Was this originally RAW format? If you formatted it as NTFS, as I assume you would if you were using windows 7 based on your Hardware profile for "That Rig", your partition table might have got messed up. Try this http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk . You may be able to recover the partition table.

I also just tried this, but it didn't work because the USB didn't show up in the list either for testdisk
Edited by Yug taht - 10/7/13 at 1:45pm
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