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I have a 2 gb usb drive and it has a corrupted boot sector so i cant save data and also cant format it . I tried to format it using various data erasers (kill disk , driverestore professional , . . etc) but i couldnt . i want to know how can i fix corrupted boot sector ???

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  • lnishada Mar 24, 2011

    Thank for your link . But hp formatter couldnt format it . Driverestor professional shows a corrupted bootsector but it doesnt repair it . Do you have another solution ?

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Dear friend
try using HP Format Tool to format that.


http://en.kioskea.net/download/download-127-hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool
OR
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool.shtml


if this helped then ok otherwise your usb key is totally corrupted
Thanks
Gagan Gupta

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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    Gagan Gupta Mar 24, 2011

    no dear in that case if the drive is not getting from HP format tool then there is nothing we can do about it. you have to buy a new one.
    Thanks
    Gagan

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If you cant format or access a harddrive due to encryption,corruption,password or other reason,
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