Revive dead USB drives

Stu

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Recently, my trusty Corsair Voyager 8GB flash drive decided to die on me.? :crying:

If this has happened to you before, then you'll know the symptoms:

a) Drive was no longer detected as a 'Corsair Voyager', but as a 'US2Get Flash Drive' (or something along those lines)
b) Drive capacity was shown as 0mb
c) When double-clicking on the drive, a 'Please insert disk into drive x:' message appears.

I did a bit of Googling and seems I'm not the only one who's ever encountered this. I tried the HP DriveKey utility, but that had no effect.

I was almost ready to give up on this, until today I came across a post in the Ubuntu forums, where I found a utility from PQI.

And guess what, it worked!? ;D It's still not shown as a Corsair Voyager when connected, rather a 'Generic USB Flash Disk', but it works with full capacity again!


So for anyone else out there who needs to revive a dead USB flash drive, I've uploaded this Dr UFD utility to the forum and the link appears below. Although provided by PQI for their flash drives, it does seem to work for others too.

Download: https://forum-en.msi.com/moderator/Dr.UFD.rar

PLEASE NOTE: You use this program at your own risk!
 
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Henry

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PLEASE NOTE: You use this program at your own risk! :lol_anim:

If the thing doesn't work anyway what difference would the risk make? ;D
 

wlahdone

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Interesting ,i have a problematic PQI stick :) somewhere in the house ,maybe it gets fixed :) 2Gigs is not to much ,but maybe it can be saved :)
 

Stu

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Henry said:
PLEASE NOTE: You use this program at your own risk! :lol_anim:

If the thing doesn't work anyway what difference would the risk make? ;D
Because some people will make an issue out of anything. ;)
 

HU16E

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Because some people will make an issue out of anything.
Isn't that the truth! Something to the tune of; "You broke my broken stuff!" :crying:
 
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