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I used Windows to format 4gb memory stick PRODuo, now what?

When i inserted my memory stick in the built in slot on my toshiba laptop a window popped up saying the disk had to be formatted before i could use it. so i formatted it through window's (vista) disk formatting program and it keeps saying that its unable to complete format just before it is about to finish. But everything that had been on the memory stick is gone and the screen flashes "format error" when i insert it in my camera now.
I had managed to save a copy of all the files that were on the media before i formatted it, but it wont even let me drag and drop the files on the drive when i shows up "my computer". Is there anything i can do to save it??

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  • sduome Sep 06, 2009

    Thank you for your suggestion, but I chatted with a Sony Rep and it was a simple as formatting it through my camera.

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Hi,
Mainly it will be because of Disk is write protected, put your memory stick into a PC that supports it (or use an adapter). Right click your MS and click properties. If read only is checked, change it so that read&write are checked.
Hope this Helped!

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    Jestin Zachariah Sep 06, 2009

    Hi,
    sorry to mention above...
    And if any formatting problem then you will probably mean that you will have to try using a recovery software package such as RescuePRO or MediaRECOVER.
    Hope this also Helped!


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Your 4gb drive has definately a partition virus.
i recommend u to use net protector a virus removal software to tackle this problem
may be demo version will not remove the virus but clean any malware and inform you about the virus.no other software may help as this 4 gb has a partition virus and there is an unseen partition (hidden one) on the drive... which the net protector will delete.

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