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I tried to intall linux mint in my hp v165w pendrive.After I partition the device,I clicked on the "next" to install linux.in progress bar after 80% completion the progress stops and cancelled.after that the pendrive is not showing in any pcs or laptops. I tried to open it in linux os as well in windows os also. but the problem is same.please tell me how to repair the pendrive again. thank you

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    format should do it – Lynob Sep 9 '13 at 18:45
  • Can you see the partitions on it in a disk manager? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 9 '13 at 18:56
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In Windows, go to Disk Management (Right-click on My Computer and then on Manage) on any computer whilst the pen drive is plugged in and check if it shows up in there.

If not, go to the Device Manager from the Control Panel, right-click on the Disk Drives node and select Scan for Hardware Changes if the device isn't in the listing. After clicking on Scan for Hardware Changes, if the USB device appears, it should also appear in Disk Management. You should then be able to format the pen driver from Disk Management.

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