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Weird USB Drive behaviour (going in bin)

TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Weird USB Drive behaviour (going in bin)

I have a 2yr old Medion 8GB USB drive that I use, to repair windows, via boot programs
The weirdness is
It will still boot up & run as normal (No issues there)
Upon inserting into Windows to check for updates etc It (Has gone very slow for Windows to show the files on the drive)
I can view the files in windows 7 or Vista
I can still dragndrop files to the drive
I can remove files from the drive
Windows complains that it needs a (scan and fix the drive) & I always make a rule to do so (straight away)
Yet as normal windows is not up to the task
So I thought I would format it & start again (NO CHANCE)
I have attempted to format via a right click stays @ 0% for as long as I let it & CMDline,  reports back (Windows was unable to complete the format)
I have also thrown at it
USB Disk Storage Format Tool at it, which is the 1st time it has ever let me down, as it says it can not find the drive (where I can view it in Windows) & it shows up as Drive E:
Rufus Another that has never let me down, just hangs for approx 5 minutes, here is the log
[code= log File= Rufus log]Found USB 2.0 device 'USB Device' (090C:1000)
Found USB 2.0 device 'Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device' (05E3:0727)
Device eliminated because it appears to contain no media
1 device found
No volume information for disk 0x82
Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 956, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0xC3072E18
Drive has an unknown Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: FAT32 (0x0b)
  Size: 7.3 GB (7864303616 bytes)
  Start Sector: 32, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Caution: Opened drive \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 for write access
Will use 'E:' as volume mountpoint
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has an unknown Master Boot Record
Volume does not have an x86 Partition Boot Record
Deleting partitions...
Could not delete drive layout: [0x00000079] The semaphore timeout period has expired.
Could not reset partitions
Re-mounted volume as 'E:' after error
Found USB 2.0 device 'USB Device' (090C:1000)
Found USB 2.0 device 'Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device' (05E3:0727)
Device eliminated because it appears to contain no media
1 device found
No volume information for disk 0x82
Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 956, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0xC3072E18
Drive has an unknown Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: FAT32 (0x0b)
  Size: 7.3 GB (7864303616 bytes)
  Start Sector: 32, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
Found USB 2.0 device 'USB Device' (090C:1000)
Found USB 2.0 device 'Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device' (05E3:0727)
Device eliminated because it appears to contain no media
1 device found
No volume information for disk 0x82
Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 956, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0xC3072E18
Drive has an unknown Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: FAT32 (0x0b)
  Size: 7.3 GB (7864303616 bytes)
  Start Sector: 32, Boot: Yes, Recognized: Yes
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I have thrown Avast / MalwareBytes & came back clean (so they can recognise the drive & files on it)
Been tested on both Vista & Windows 7 (to rule out O/S issue(s))
Not going to waste anymore time with it
Time to invest in some new USB Drive(s) as I have few Medion's, before Windows fails to recognise the drive, & or it fails to bootup into the programs I need to use
1 REPLY
VileReynard
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 10,823
Thanks: 245
Fixes: 10
Registered: 01-09-2007

Re: Weird USB Drive behaviour (going in bin)

Yet another Windows fail.
See http://avidowlmarketing.com/file-system-error-number-82/
(Fake wikipedia page).