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       12 Oct 2015 #31

    @CliffS

    I couldn't stand it, so I drug the jump drive out of the trash and figured out how to "try" Ubuntu.

    So, I followed your instructions, but other than my two Windows partitions, even Ubuntu didn't see the Lexar Jump Drive, so I have now proclaimed it well and truly dead, never to be bothered with again.
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       12 Oct 2015 #32

    Wynona said: View Post
    @CliffS

    I couldn't stand it, so I drug the jump drive out of the trash and figured out how to "try" Ubuntu.

    So, I followed your instructions, but other than my two Windows partitions, even Ubuntu didn't see the Lexar Jump Drive, so I have now proclaimed it well and truly dead, never to be bothered with again.
    It needs a proper burial:
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  3.    12 Oct 2015 #33

    Wynona said: View Post

    I couldn't stand it, so I drug the jump drive out of the trash and figured out how to "try" Ubuntu.

    So, I followed your instructions, but other than my two Windows partitions, even Ubuntu didn't see the Lexar Jump Drive, so I have now proclaimed it well and truly dead, never to be bothered with again.
    how did it get into that state? did you just format it too many times?
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       13 Oct 2015 #34

    darkf0xx said: View Post
    how did it get into that state? did you just format it too many times?
    No, I followed someone's instructions to format it, which was the first time I'd ever formatted the drive. So I don't know exactly what happened, but I've already replaced it with a couple more Flash Drives.
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  5.    13 Oct 2015 #35

    Wynona said: View Post
    No, I followed someone's instructions to format it, which was the first time I'd ever formatted the drive. So I don't know exactly what happened, but I've already replaced it with a couple more Flash Drives.
    is it just not showing up in the drive lists? because you can fix that with the program I used, it wasnt showing up either .
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  6.    13 Oct 2015 #36

    I had an 8gb flash drive that was messed up. Windows couldn't fix it. So I booted up Linux Mint and use the Gparted program that comes with it to delete all partitions on the 8gb flash drive. Then I went back into Windows 10 to re-partition and format the flash drive. It took a couple of attempts in Linux Mint and Windows 10 to finally restore the 8gb flash drive to working order, but now it's fixed.
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  7.    13 Oct 2015 #37

    Antilope said: View Post
    I had an 8gb flash drive that was messed up. Windows couldn't fix it. So I booted up Linux Mint and use the Gparted program that comes with it to delete all partitions on the 8gb flash drive. Then I went back into Windows 10 to re-partition and format the flash drive. It took a couple of attempts in Linux Mint and Windows 10 to finally restore the 8gb flash drive to working order, but now it's fixed.
    mine didn't show up in gparted but it showed up in "Active@ Data Studios"
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