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Memorex USB 8GB drive that shows 0 B available. I don't know if it's mechanically broken or something is wrong with it.

Even disk part shows it as (See Disk 2)

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Any ideas?

EDIT: The bios shows it as 2231 PRAM...

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Does this answer help? superuser.com/questions/88509/usb-drive-not-showing-full-size It worked for me with a similar problem. –  sblair Jul 16 '11 at 0:25
It doesn't :-( bummer... –  Matt Jul 16 '11 at 0:45

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The No Media status is a very bad sign. It ususally means that the USB flash contoller chip has lost the connection(s) to the memeory chip(s) - a hardware problem.

Unless the data is very valueable (insert 4-5 figure number here) - then you can ask one of the specialist data recovery centers - you can only throw the stick away and get a new one.

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The "No Media" would bother me. Is it showing up in the Device Manager? Disk Manger? How old is it?

Assuming there was nothing critical on the disk, I would try this:

select disk 2
list partition
select partition 1
delete partition

Then create and format it again.

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there is no partition on the drive to select :-( –  Matt Jul 16 '11 at 0:20
Then try selecting the disk in diskpart, and running "clean", and "recover". Then try to re-create the partition. Also run "detail", and see if is shows anything. –  KCotreau Jul 16 '11 at 0:27
Of course, I am leaning to it simply being bad. Maybe it has a long warranty. A lot of them do. I checked, most Memorex have a two-year warranty. –  KCotreau Jul 16 '11 at 0:35
At least if it is not under warranty, a new Kingston 8GB flash drive is only $13. –  KCotreau Jul 16 '11 at 0:52

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