Is my pen drive dead?

By Team Digit Published Date
01 - Oct - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Oct - 2008
Is my pen drive dead?

I have a 2GB pen drive. A virus seemed to have infected it, and when I used the pen drive on my PC, it too got infected by the same virus. I formatted my computer to remove the virus from the particular drive. While formatting the PC, my pen drive was also connected to my PC. I also formatted my pen drive using FAT 32 to remove the virus. After formatting it, my pen drive is not working anymore. If I try to format it, it shows an error that Window cannot perform this operation.

If I want to copy to it, it says "Please insert a disk in the drive". It is neither showing the name of pen drive nor the capacity of it nor the partition type. Do I have to buy a new pen drive? The warranty for the pen drive has expired. Please reply.

DIGIT ANSWERS: First of all download Kaspersky Antivirus 2009 from this link.

Activate it as a trial version and update it from the Internet. Run a full system scan on your computer. Connect your pen drive to your computer. Then right-click on My Computer and click on Manage. A window will appear which is called Computer Management. Now click on Storage on the left hand side pane and then click on Disk Management.

Here you will be able to see your pen drive as a removal drive. Try formatting it by right clicking on it and clicking on format. Format it using FAT32 partition type. If you face any problem while doing it, means that your pen drive is not working.

Solution by TECH QNA EXPERT Aditya Rupani

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