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My memory stick quit!

Windows isn't recoginzing my SimpleTech 2GB USB 2.0 Bonsai Xpress Flash Drive it says unformated but won't format. Tried formating with XP and with win2000 but get the same message unable to format each time.

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    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    ahh...well..did you go get fresh drivers for that little beastie?

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Try using startup disk of windows xp,, its very sensitive..be carefull... .. then be sure that your usb is connect to the computer.....del the partition of usb device.... then create partition, last format it... be carefull that you want to format is your usb device not your hard drive.



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