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My usb flash drive has stopped working. It shows up in Windows as a drive but wont let me format it or copy anything.

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If it gave the drive a drive letter, you can try this:

Start> run > "CMD" (press enter) > type: "chkdsk /r X:" (press enter)
Replace X with drive letter for thumb drive. This will check the disk and repair any errors that are found. If this fails, the drive is bad and there is nothing more you can do without professional software.

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youre pen-drive "MUST" be formatted with " FAT32 " data system.
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