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Is my USB flash drive dying?

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Last time I inserted my flash drive (Imation NanoPro 8GB) onto my school old computer (1.3Ghz processor, 512MB RAM), but the computer is infected with a virus and it wont allow me to open my flash drive . every time I tried to doubleclick/Right click>Explore the system just freeze and I was forced to unplug the flash drive while the LED light is still flashing (none stop since I plug in the flash drive).

After that I insert my flash drive onto my computer and I reformat the drive (before that I cleaned the virus in my flash drive with Avira but some portableapps just wont work) But when I check the properties of my flash drive it shows up 7.94 GB (520MB used) instead of the default 7.43 GB . Then I install Portableapps.com suite and some portableapps onto the flash drive but some portableapps and the suite just wont work and when I tried to update the ClamWin portable it give me some update error message (the update was fine though)

Is my flash drive dying?
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Not necessarily, but it might need a low level format. Try to delete the partition and format it again with windows' disk manager utility.
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Not necessarily, but it might need a low level format. Try to delete the partition and format it again with windows' disk manager utility.
Can you please teach me how to delete the partition and format it? I m a noob at partition...etc
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