I have a SanDisk Cruzer 32gb flash drive that cannot be read only on a specific computer due to some unknown reason. Do note that all my other flash drives are working fine on this computer. Here's my situation...
I recently bought a HP laptop. Before wiping the laptop's hard disk, I used HP recovery media creator to store the HP recovery image in my flash drive. After I was done with wiping my laptop's hard disk and making sure my clean installation of the operating system works, I wiped my flash drive with the standard Windows formatting utility. I don't like the OEM's recovery stuffs because of all the bloatware, but I backed it up to my flash drive just in case my clean installation fails.
Now, this flash drive cannot be read on my main desktop (running Windows 8) anymore. However, the same flash drive can be read on my other two computers (also running Windows 8) perfectly fine.
- The flash drive cannot be accessed in Windows Explorer or any Explorer alternatives.
- Received "Windows can't access this disk" error messages when trying to check the disk's filesystem.
- The flash drive's size cannot be viewed in My Computer.
Ironically, according to the Device Manager, the USB flash drive is detected and working fine.
Things I've Tried
- Uninstalling the USB mass storage driver and rebooting.
- Uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooting.
- Wiping and reformatting my flash drive on the computers that it can work on using MiniTool Partition Wizard.
- Using BootIce to rewrite the MBR of the flash drive.
- Copying the MBR of my other flash drives to the problem flash drive using BootIce.
- I've also tried formatting in FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
All of the above methods have failed. Does anyone know what's the problem, or have encountered such errors before? Please enlighten me. Your help is much appreciated.
Thank you. =)