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I just brought a 32gb flash drive and I plugged it into my laptop and went to use and it said the drive needed formatting. which I did and it said it couldn't complete. I have tried other things from other sites experts have said to try and they have failed as well, like using killdisk to wipe the disk that had nothing on it (brand new as said earlier) and then reformatting again and still got the same problems. Any help on this would be greatly received as cost me a lot of money. I don't know what brand it is because was just a generic brand with no info about it so can't help new there. Thanx :)

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  • mind-bend Apr 18, 2009

    I do have a 16gb Sandisk flash drive but was looking for a bigger removable storage device and was hoping to keep this if possible thanx.


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My solution would be to return it, alot of generic brands use, well generic flash chips which arent all that good quality. yours sounds as it was DOA to begin with, usually you dont have to format flash disks when you purchase them.

I'd suggest looking for sandisk brand, If you have a local radio shack they have sales all the time on flashdisks/thumbdrives. I recently got my 16GB for 19.99

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    Mike Petrowsky Apr 19, 2009

    oh the do sell the larger ones, 32GB & Maybe 64GB. But I doubt that flash disk is saveable, I have a 4GB thats doing the same exact thing and there is no fix at all. If I had found out withing my 30day return period I would have returned it asap.


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