I have 1GB usb flash which was infected by viruses.
Now when i try to format it, a message saying "i have no rights to perform the operation appears". i used a certain anti-virus to delete the virus, but it doesnt help. when i try to safe data in the flash it says the destination is full. what can i do?
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Re: USB FLASH problem
Try to enter in the operating system to safemode . plug your flash disk and try formatting there... or go to (in XP) control panel > administrative tool > disk management > then select the flash this >> right click and select FORTMAT
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test whether another flash drive accepts it or not if accepts then change the drive because virus may damaged your flash drive so always use flash drive by taking backup on cd and formatting contineusly virus should not stay in drive
Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health.
You might want to format it...If it doen't format as well then it has developed bad sectors..I dont want you to have a brain blast by telling you too much..but let me know whether its formatting or not..