USB drive showing 0MB

  Mak2000 09:35 11 May 2012
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My usb drive has got corrupted or something, It now shows 0MB used and 0MB available. It's changed and when try to open it, message appears,'insert disk'. I need to recover the data from it but nothing seems to recognise the drive as usb storage. Can any one help please. Thanks

  finerty 09:39 11 May 2012

ok try recuva it may help, read the notes with it b4 u proceed

recuva

  Mak2000 09:59 11 May 2012

I tried recuva, but because the drive shows 0MB, Recuva says there's no drive.

  KRONOS the First 10:14 11 May 2012

What operating system is the PC you are inserting the USB stick in running? The reason for asking I have several USB drives and a couple of them are not recognised by Windows 7 but work perfectly well on an XP PC.

  Mak2000 10:58 11 May 2012

I've tried with XP, Win7 and Mac. Mac doesn't recognise it at all, windows sees it as a empty CD/card reader.

  lotvic 11:51 11 May 2012

What make/model is the usb drive? Some of them have a recovery option/diagnostic downloadable from manufacturers website.

  wiz-king 12:57 11 May 2012

Sounds like the connection(s) from the board to the contacts on the plug have cracked - this is a fairly common problem.

Try it in a little used USB socket to see if it will work, if all else fails then carefully take it apart and re-solder the connections. I have managed to get a couple working that way.

  Mak2000 22:48 13 May 2012

No, I tried everything but nothing worked. Thanks

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