I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my laptop however, the drive connects successfully, but is unusable. In CMD, using Diskpart, the drive appears to be in a RAW file format.
Diskpart spouts errors when attempting to format the drive, and the other dozen different programs from the threads I've visited (both from Google and from Superuser) to try and make this flash drive usable again produced no results. I've also tried PartingMagic, gParted, and Knoppix to try and format the drive, but they weren't able to see the flash drive.
Even stranger, the drive appears as a 'SKYMEDI USB Drive' in Device Manager when, previously, it showed up under the correct name, 'Kingston USB 2.0 Datatraveller'.
I have no qualms about losing the data on this drive, I simply want to make it usable again. I've spent about a week trying to revive this flash drive and I believe I've exhausted all the options I am aware of. Does anyone out there possess any other solutions for this matter?
For reference, below are the programs I've used:
- HD Low Level Formatter
- EaseUS Partition Recovery
- HP USB Disk Storage Formatter
- Super Stick Recovery Tool
- Repair v188.8.131.52
- Kingston Format Utility
- JetFlash OnlineRecovery
- Repartition Tool