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Kingston USB shows in Disk management, not usable. Halpppp!!!

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Hey guys,
My little 8GB Kingston USB is not working properly. It shows in Disk Management, like this:



(Sorry for the excessive paint-ing)

I also have no option to format, or create new volumes on the drive.

Here is the view in My Computer at the moment:



If you could help me out that would be great, i would like to get this USB working again.

Thanks in advance, all help appreciated.

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    Do other USB drives work just fine?  If so, I would zero this one out, repartition it (partitioning should be available then) and format it.
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  On second thought, I realized that the USB stick already has a partition.  Removable disks cannot have multiple partitions in Windows.  Also, the first partition being labled "EFI System Partition" doesn't sound right to me either.  Right-click the first partition, and click "Delete Volume" (this will render any data that was on the USB stick inaccessible).  Then, right-click the empty space that appears, and click "Create Volume" (I think that's what it's called).  Accept the default size, which should be the capacity of the drive.  Format the new partition with NTFS, and you should be good to go. thumb.gif
 
Edited by Techie007 - 5/27/13 at 5:19am
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  On second thought, I realized that the USB stick already has a partition.  Removable disks cannot have multiple partitions in Windows.  Also, the first partition being labled "EFI System Partition" doesn't sound right to me either.  Right-click the first partition, and click "Delete Volume" (this will render any data that was on the USB stick inaccessible).  Then, right-click the empty space that appears, and click "Create Volume" (I think that's what it's called).  Accept the default size, which should be the capacity of the drive.  Format the new partition with NTFS, and you should be good to go. thumb.gif
 

I cannot delete the volume...
    
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This little tool should fix it.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/penformat.html
If not, then with this one :
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/easeus_partition_master_home_edition.html

    I don't think the first one will help, but the second one should.  Failing that, I'll go on with my first post.  I do want to know if other USB drives work correctly, though.
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    I don't think the first one will help, but the second one should.  Failing that, I'll go on with my first post.  I do want to know if other USB drives work correctly, though.

Other USB's work, but this one does not work on any PC's at all.
    
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    I don't think the first one will help, but the second one should.  Failing that, I'll go on with my first post.  I do want to know if other USB drives work correctly, though.
:O

Thanks guys, i used the second program that he recommended, deleted all the partitions and then created a new volume and it worked! Thanks guys for your help, and BTW, if you were wondering the USB is a Kingston DTSE9 8GB. smile.gif
    
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