Ahh, I was thinking of when the drive had lost its partition info, not physically failed. I have also seen when this happens, that windows (especially W7) fails to assign a drive letter too. Maybe I have been a tad luckier than most in that respect!
Andy - not been able to format most failed thumb drives :-( Originally Posted by andyturpie In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
From what I have been able to find on the web. Win & seems to be causing issues with thumb drives and no one seems to a) know why it is happening or b) know how to recover the drives once you can no longer access them! I've tried several several of the 'fixes' suggested and none of them work. Even CHKDSK can't read the drive even the the PC allocates it a drive letter!
Yes, we have a few staff who seem good at it too. Not sure if it's their home PC on old OS, Win 7 or both