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How to fix my damaged USB storage

Is there any program or software that could fix damaged USB or flash drive storage?

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Re: how to fix my damaged USB storage

Well you can download HP FORMAT UTILITY aviable from the hp site and try to format it. and if that dont work well you may need to get a new one ...

with flash drives there isnt anything much you can do

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Xbox 360 error code:-3151-351f-1600-2203-c000-0001 when update. if i factory reset will i lose my firmware

This is what XBox sent me as an answer:

The console is looking for a previous version of the system update. Follow these steps:
  1. Find a USB flash drive with at least 90 MB of free space.
  2. Plug the USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

    Note The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system (Microsoft Windows).
Click on the followng site to download the update. GOOD LUCK
  1. Download the system update for error code xxxx-3151-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.
  2. Click Save to save the console update .zip file on your computer.
  3. Unzip the file. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, double-click the .zip file to unzip it.
  4. Copy the contents of the .zip file to the root directory of your USB flash drive.
  5. Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer.
  6. If there is a disc in the console, remove it.
  7. Turn off the console.
  8. Remove all console storage devices, including any USB flash drives, external hard drives, or the internal hard drive on the Xbox 360 S console. Learn how to remove the hard drive.
  9. Plug the USB flash drive with the update into a USB port on console.
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Step by step how to use your usb flash drive?

Steps for connecting your USB Flash Drive

Step 1: Take off the cap and insert your flash key into the USB port. The USB port is usually located on your CPU tower (just below where you insert your floppy disk or CD. There will be a symbol that looks like a 'sideways cactus.' See picture.
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Note : Some computers will have the USB port located on the back of the CPU Tower.

Step 2: Next, you can double-click on "My Computer" on your desktop or hold down the "Flag" key and the letter "E" at the same time (the "flag" key is located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard, see picture). This will open up "My Computer".

Step 3: Once you open up "My Computer" to open your flash key, you will need to double-click on it, which at your home computer will either be the E:, F:, or G: drive.

The reason for why the drive letter might differ, is that your flash key is a "removable" storage so it assigns the next available drive letter. Also, once you insert your flash key in again, the F: drive will change its name to PKBACK, or Removable Disk, or even to the brand name of the flash key such as "Kingston".

Steps for disconnecting your USB Flash Key

Step 1: Make sure that you have saved the documents you have been working on and then close them by clicking on the big red X in the upper right-hand corner.

Step 2: Once everything is closed, click once on the little green arrow at the bottom right of the task bar (see picture).

A message in a box will appear saying "Safely Remove Hardware", or "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device". Click once on that message.

Step 3: It should now be safe for you to take out your Flash key.

Note : If you want to be certain it is safe, go into "my computer" and check to make sure that the "removable disk" and drive letter your flash key was assigned have disappeared.

Note: If the green arrow still appears, click on it again and it should disappear. If a message appears saying "The device 'Generic Volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device later", you will want to make sure that all of your programs or documents on your flash key are closed out.

If you re-try it and the message still appears, push Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard and then shutdown your computer. You can then take out your flash key or you can re-boot the computer and follow the same process above. You should then be able to remove it safely.

Flash drives are a very useful storage device because of their reliability and memory capacity. Learning how to use them may take a little experience, but once understood the flash drive can assist you in many ways with not only your data files, but using software that the host computer does not have. Also remember that a flash key is not indestructible, so you will want to use more than one physical location to store your data, such as your computer's hard drive, etc.

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Hello, i am not able to format my transcend 8gb pen drive. whenever i format this pen drive after a few second's i got a message "WINDOWS UNABLE TO FORMAT". Properties shows used space 0 bytes and free...

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3: in each USB root hub right click and then properties.
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Download and install this free (Generic Storage USB Device) driver named "wtgenusb-zip" from Register with for free membership. Use their search tools using keywords like "Window 98", "USB", "Storage" and look for "wtgenusb-zip".

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