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4 Gb Sandisk flash drive won't read and won't format. When I put it in Win7 comes up and says that it must be formatted before it can be used, but when I try to format it, Windows gives one of its usual cryptic and unhelpful error messages that the format attempt failed. The disk was working fine until I tried to make a Linux boot disk out of it.

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I've had some luck getting this to work again by using the linux ext2 format utility to format it back to the windows fat16 format, then use windows to format it again. There is something that windows doesn't like about the fat table when ext2 does it so you need to do this double format. Doesn't work all the time but does quite a bit.

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