So I inturrupted a dd for windows operation, and now my usb stick won't work. I saw this post but, it's solution doesn't work for me, as i don't have a chromebook. Attempts to format the drive just say "The system cannot find the file specified." as seen here:

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  • use diskpart to clean the uSB drive:… ATTENTION make sure that you selected the correct drive and not different ones otherwise you have data loos. – magicandre1981 Jun 19 '16 at 7:51
  • @magicandre1981 Make that an answer and i'll mark it as the answer. you got 5 minutes before i do it myself lol – Not_Lazy Jun 19 '16 at 8:33
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If Windows disk management MMC snapin fails, you can use the command line tool diskpart

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  • run list disk to list all available disks and use select disk NUMBER to select the USB flash drive

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and now run clean to clean the drive.

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Now run Disk Management, create a new Volume on the flash drive.

  • I said 10 minutes but then i fell asleep. Thanks for your answer, you saved my ass. – Not_Lazy Jun 19 '16 at 19:49

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