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Repair Of Usb Flash Card?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jasonub, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. jasonub

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    Hi guys lots of data in my usb flash drive.

    Now when i plug it in any computer, the computer will indicate that there is a drive E(removable disk drive) which is the usb flash drive

    when i double click it, it says pls insert disk???

    when i check properties by right clicking it says zero bytes? what gives? Can i still get back the data or is my flash disk f$#!@up?

    thanks guys
     
  2. nyordak17

    nyordak17 my dream gun!

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    sir naitry mo na ba insert sa ibang PC? nangyari na din sa akin yan, madalas ko kc maibagsak ;g . malamang di mo na maretrieve mga files mo... itry nyo nalang iformat. kapag ayaw pa din, check nyo baka covered p sya ng warranty.
     

  3. New_comer

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    If all else fails... before you decide to re-format it and lose all data permanently

    Try spraying the drive's 'plug' with and electronic contact cleaner, or solvent/water repellant like WD40. and shake to dry out. Solid state naman yan, but the IC leads are prone to corrosion due to perspiration or condensation. Baka na-grounded lang yan dahil sa umido o tuyong pawis.

    If it still doesn't work, akin na lang ;)
     
  4. jasonub

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    i plugged it on other computers and same din it cant be read. Ill try to spray it with contact cleaner later.

    thanks
     
  5. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    Thanks for the second link, Blitzer:
    Data Rescue PC 1.6 sounds very promising.

    Welcome to the BoG!
     
  6. ric0123

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    What about file format? Did you format it as NTFS or FAT? Have you tried it in an XP or a 2000 machine? Seems odd, did you do anything else strange to it? If you go to the disk properties and it says zero then there is nothing on it. Try the disk manager on XP or 2k and see if it "SEES" anything on it and what format it is in. Contact cleaner isn't a bad idea at all, seems like its reacting the same way that a dirty CD or dirty CD-ROM would. Ive fixed that problem with canned air up in the drive.
     
  7. Toby1006Glock

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    Sir, I received some flyers from Philippine Center for Creative Imaging after I finished some courses/seminars I took. The flyer is from XYON systems and services and they say that they can recover lost data. They even have a warranty saying "No Recovery-No Fee, Your data back or no charge." The contact details of XYON are as follows: Tel. No. 411-8914, Email: inquiry@xyon.com.ph, website: www.xyon.com.ph. Im not sure if they can also recover data from flash drives and cards. But do try, maybe they could help you. Hope this helps. God bless!
     
  8. jasonub

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    nothing seems to work. ill try the data recovery program tom. Thanks guys
     
  9. mc_oliver

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    Are you handy with a low-level hex editor? See if you can open up and read the "sectors". Could be a bad FAT info.

    Also, try downloading Recover4All and see if it can read the drive.

    If that doesn't work, wrap it in an air-tight plastic bag, put it in the fridge and leave it there for a couple of hours. Seriously. Then take it out and try inserting it again in the computer...really, seriously.

    All else fails, that'll make for a very challenging 25m target. ;)Nyehehee;f
     
  10. horge

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    But Oliver :)
    Jason can't even get his 'puter/OS to mount the drive, let alone
    read anything on it.

    I've not seen a DOS-level USB driver for the drive, though
    I think such a driver is precisely what the free software
    linked-to earlier brings, and then perhaps a disk utility that
    does the hex crunching for you, a la Norton Utilities,
    via a DOS window in the background.

    At least that's what I hope the software does.
     
  11. jasonub

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    damn thing still cant be read. ill put it in the freezer though i cant think of anything scientific that will make it work after freezing it
     
  12. apoy

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    Ok, if the "freeze" up thing still won't work, try this tool.
    http://www.superfilerecover.com/

    Now, do not download the program in the site for it will only give a trial version with 64k of retrieval. Use it only for reference. I have uploaded the same program on rapidshare together with a keygen. Do not worry about any malicious .exe's. I have personally tried/scanned it before uploading it. The keygenerator works and its clean.

    Download it here.

    Now some add-on instructions.

    If you are not familiar with rapidshare, upon clicking the link you will get to choose from "premium" and "free"
    Choose free.
    And then the page will reload and you will see that there'll be a countdown ticket.
    When the counting is done, enter the verification code (CAPTCHA)

    Downloaded, unzip it.
    Pass is "bogs" without the quotation marks

    Install the File recovery tool.
    Open the program
    Look on the drop-down menu for "registration" or something along the lines of that.
    If you get it right, you will be prompted to enter your registration code (6 digits)

    Now, open the keygen and hit generate.

    It will give you two sets of numbers. One is for the registration and the other is for the "offline activation code"

    After putting the registration code, you will be able to choose between online registration or manual.

    Choose "manual"
    Put the other set of keys and then OK.

    And there you have it, a full working File recovery tool :)

    oh one more thing, when using the program, make sure that your removable media is the target and is plugged-in :)

    Goodluck!
     
  13. iMD

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    @jasonub
    ...since nothing "scientific" or "techie" is working for you, let me share my two cents worth...a partner of mine had the same problem as yours, he just applied pressure on the usb then inserted it into the port and voila!!! the data miraculously came out(he maintained pressure while transfering the data)...after transfer of data, the usb "krokd"...hope this works for you bro:)
     
  14. mc_oliver

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    Actually if the OS can detect it and assigns a drive letter, a backdoor may be available to

    Problem is, you need to be sure what you're doing. Else you could be doing more harm than good.

    Ano ba laman nyan, dude? Mga blue movies mo? ;f hehehe
     
  15. horge

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    You're quite right. Thanks for the correction,
    and I'm sorry for my brain-f*rt.



    After an overnight stay in the freezer,
    Any/all the files will have turned blue.
    ;f
     
  16. jasonub

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    damn thing still doesnt work! All my office files are there and i was supposed to put it in my other computer at home.

    When i put the files there, i deleted the masterfile in my office computer to reformat it.

    now its all lost!
     
  17. Blitzer

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    Perhaps burning a CD will be in order the next time in addition to using a USB thumb drive.

    I make two copies of most of the stuff and dump it to another PC before I format, after having a simular experience myself.

    Once a file the client swore was in his "My Documents" folder was only a link to the file, of course I believed the clinet and lost all of his client list database!

    Guess who got blamed for the data loss?

    I can now copy data over a network cable to another PC, thiers or my laptop, an USB thumb drive and/or an external removable drive either in 100Mb or 2.2GB. I also carry an USB network adapter, a PCI and/or ISA network card and drivers disks/CDs. Or I use the client PC's internal network port with a Cat5 null cable or a small 4 port hub. In addition I now have LapLink's PC mover that will work over USB copy cables, network or special printer cables. To round things off I have an USB multiport memory card reader with recover software. :cool:

    I carry everything in two or three large laptop bags on a small chromed hand truck. :cool:

    Good luck. If you were not so far away I could give it a go.

    PM me if you need any detailed advice.

    ;) ;f
     
  18. mc_oliver

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    ;z No prob, dre. I, too, have those episodes, more so during matches.;f

    I remember, recently, my external HD also had that symptom. It was a very simple fix really.
    1. Plug it in your computer.
    2. Run the low level editor
    3. Reset the computer.
    4. While waiting for the computer to boot up, go out and buy a new drive.




    ;f

    Time to make new office blue movies then...;f;f
     
  19. jasonub

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    ill bring it to where i bought it this week and if they wont replace it (less than a year, ill shoot it in front of them;f )