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I recently wanted to use my 8GB USB drive again. After plugging it in, the following happened:

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What's caused this and how can I get the drive working?

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I'd say it's shot. The only hope I could give you is to run an Ubuntu LiveCD and see if you can use the built-in disk imaging tools to reformat the drive. If you want to recover the data, this article is a life saver.

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Thanks, I guess it's dead then... :) – KristianB May 28 '11 at 14:31

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