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  1. Posts : 242
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       #21

    I tried it in a different usb slot, same result.
    I don't think I have another FAT32 USB.
    I am going to try it on another computer and see what the result is.
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       #22

    I would advise redownload PW9,1 and install it in another computer and try.
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       #23

    OK @netrate,

    I am already sleepy and go to bed now. I shall see your post my tom morning. eight hours from now.

    In case PW9.1 is unable to find the partition, I would like to examine your flashdrive sectors 0 ( that should have the partition table) and sector 64 ( that should have the Volume Boot Record) with bootice. (As per your previous PW screenshot, the partition table is missing/corrupted but it found the Volume Boot Record)

    In preparation, download bootice from
    Download Bootice 1.3.4.0

    Extract the zip file. In the folder BOOTICE_2016.06.17_v1.3.4.0 you will find BOOTICEx64_2016.06.17_v1.3.4.0.exe and BOOTICEx86_2016.06.17_v1.3.4.0.exe. If your OS is 64bit you will use BOOTICEx64_2016.06.17_v1.3.4.0.exe. If your OS is 32bit you will use BOOTICEx86_2016.06.17_v1.3.4.0.exe.

    Read my post on using bootice here Lost partitions! Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    We shall continue with bootice tomorrow if necessary.



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  4. Posts : 242
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       #24

    On another computer, same result. I will download and follow the link in windows 7 forums.
    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ok,downloaded Bootice 1.3.4 x 64

    1) Sector editor
    2) Picked the Lexar drive :

    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png

    3) There is no Table like the window 7 forums says, instead this (top left hand corner) :

    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
    Stopping and waiting at this point until I hear from you.
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  5. Posts : 11,598
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       #25

    @netrate

    netrate said:
    .....3) There is no Table like the window 7 forums says, instead this (top left hand corner) :........
    That is OK.You won't get the partition structure since the flash drive is corrupted and has lost the partition.

    Sector 0 in the Lexar flash drive is totally corrupted. It is all gibberish.

    Now let me examine Sector 64 where the Volume Boot Record is.

    USB drive - want to be formatted-05-03-2021-07-50-18.jpg

    USB drive - want to be formatted-05-03-2021-08-05-09.jpg

    ( The previous version of Partition Wizard you had - may be v 12.x - found the Volume Boot Record at Sector 64 as indicated in the partition found Window. It is from this VBR, PW writes the corresponding partition table into sector 0 in Partition Recovery, thus restoring the partition..)
    Last edited by jumanji; 05 Mar 2021 at 21:47.
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  6. Posts : 242
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       #26

    Here is 64:

    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
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       #27

    That is absolutely perfect. Then why PW 9.1 did not find it?????? Inexplicable. ( In my trial - I actually perform the operations on my flash drive and write the instructions. In my case PW 9.1 found the VBR at sector 2048, recovered the partition and wrote the partition table in Sector 0. The first screenshot in my previous post #25 actually contains recovered partition table written into sector 0 (highlighted in Blue), restoring that Sandisk 32GB drive)

    USB drive - want to be formatted-05-03-2021-08-44-48.jpg
    Last edited by jumanji; 05 Mar 2021 at 21:49.
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  8. Posts : 242
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       #28

    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
    Looks like it found it. Should I select FAT32 and click finish?
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  9. Posts : 11,598
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       #29

    Yes. As in the screenshot below

    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
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  10. Posts : 242
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       #30

    Yikes, I have seen this before an another usb from year ago. How do I proceed after this if at all?
    USB drive - want to be formatted-image.png
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