Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

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Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by tele » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:07 pm

My HP w120 4GB pen drive refused to be format and some mp3 files on it became write protected files
I tried virus scan, stop it from auto run on xp, setting the file property but nothing work
so I tried to get it back to work with my Ubuntu "testdisk" programe, still there is no luck.

Since a computer noob like me do not understand what the testdisk log tell me about my poor little pen drive
Doctor please help me find out if it is dead, or is there a remedy to save my pen drive , I knew a pen drive is cheap but
I do not want to throw it away if it can be fixed, Mr Earth is very sick now, one more false pen drive rubbish is too many.
Doctor please help :prayer: :prayer: Thank you very much for your time, the log is a bit long

below is the log of the testdisk:

Fri Mar 13 12:58:18 2009
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 6.9, Data Recovery Utility, February 2008
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]>
http://www.cgsecurity.org
Linux version (ext2fs lib: 1.41.3, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none)
Hard disk list
Disk /dev/sda - 160 GB / 149 GiB - CHS 19457 255 63, sector size=512 - ATA ST3160811AS
Disk /dev/sdb - 81 GB / 76 GiB - CHS 9964 255 63, sector size=512 - ATA Maxtor 6L080M0
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62, sector size=512 - HP v120w

Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - HP v120w
Partition table type: Intel
Partition table has been cleared.
You have to reboot for the change to take effect.
A new copy of MBR code has been written.
You have to reboot for the change to take effect.

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable
Ask the user for vista mode
Allow partial last cylinder : No
search_vista_part: 0

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/7
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
FAT differs, FAT sectors=952-960/964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/7
D FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT found using backup sector!, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
Partition not added.

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

Interface Advanced
New geometry
Disk /dev/sdc - 4039 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62 sector_size=512
Partition table has been cleared.
You have to reboot for the change to take effect.

Interface Advanced
file_read(6,16,buffer,0(0/0/1)) read err: Input/output error

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4039 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
Current partition structure:

Partition: Read error
Ask the user for vista mode
Allow partial last cylinder : No
search_vista_part: 0

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4039 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4039 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
file_read(6,16,buffer,6(0/0/7)) read err: Input/output error

Results

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
file_read(6,16,buffer,0(0/0/1)) read err: Input/output error

Partition: Read error
Store new MBR code
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition
New geometry
Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63 sector_size=512

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63
Current partition structure:

Partition: Read error
Ask the user for vista mode
Allow partial last cylinder : No
search_vista_part: 0

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63

Results
Change partition type:
D No partition 1001 0 1 1001 124 63 7875

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
file_read(6,16,buffer,0(0/0/1)) read err: Input/output error

Partition: Read error
Store new MBR code
write_all_log_i386: starting...
No extended partition

Interface Advanced

Partition: Read error
Partition table has been cleared.
You have to reboot for the change to take effect.
Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - HP v120w
Partition table type: Intel

Interface Advanced

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63
Current partition structure:
No partition is bootable
Ask the user for vista mode
Allow partial last cylinder : No
search_vista_part: 0

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63

Results
Change partition type:
D FAT32 0 0 1 1001 124 63 7890750

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4040 MB / 3852 MiB - CHS 1002 125 63
FAT32 at 0/0/7
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
FAT differs, FAT sectors=952-960/964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 63 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/7
D FAT32 0 0 1 1002 100 37 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT found using backup sector!, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
Partition not added.

Results
Can't open backup.log file: No such file or directory
interface_load
Change partition type:
D FAT32 1001 124 63 1001 124 63 1

interface_write()

No partition found or selected for recovery
simulate write!

write_mbr_i386: starting...
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897087
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
Change partition type:
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897087
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
Current partition structure:
Warning: Incorrect number of heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
Warning: Incorrect number of sectors per track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
D FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

Results
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

interface_write()
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]

Write isn't available because the partition table type "None" has been selected.

Analyse Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897087
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
Current partition structure:
Warning: Incorrect number of heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
Warning: Incorrect number of sectors per track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
D FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

Results
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
Change partition type:
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

interface_write()
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]

Write isn't available because the partition table type "None" has been selected.

search_part()
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
D FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
FAT32 at 0/0/7
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
FAT differs, FAT sectors=952-960/964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/7
set_FAT_info: name from BS used
D FAT32 0 0 7 1018 122 29 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB
This partition ends after the disk limits. (start=6, size=7897087, end=7897092, disk end=7897087)
Search for partition aborted
Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3855 MiB - CHS 1018 125 62
Check the harddisk size: HD jumpers settings, BIOS detection...
The harddisk (4043 MB / 3855 MiB) seems too small! (< 4043 MB / 3856 MiB)
The following partition can't be recovered:
D FAT32 0 0 7 1018 122 29 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

Results
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3855 MiB

interface_write()
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 122 23 7897087 [HOPPY LABEL]

Write isn't available because the partition table type "None" has been selected.
New options :
Dump : Yes
Cylinder boundary : Head boundary only
Allow partial last cylinder : Yes
Expert mode : Yes
Computes LBA from CHS for Disk /dev/sdc - 4043 MB / 3856 MiB - CHS 1019 125 62

Interface Advanced
FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)

FAT32 at 0/0/1
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897250
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 124 62 7897250 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3856 MiB

fat32_boot_sector
P FAT32 0 0 1 1018 124 62 7897250 [HOPPY LABEL]
FAT32, 4043 MB / 3856 MiB
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897250
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
FAT32 at 0/0/1
Info: size boot_sector 7897087, partition 7897250
FAT1 : 32-995
FAT2 : 996-1959
start_rootdir : 1960 root cluster : 2
Data : 1960-7897063
sectors : 7897087
cluster_size : 64
no_of_cluster : 123361 (2 - 123362)
fat_length 964 calculated 964
heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
sect/track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
Boot sector
Warning: Incorrect number of heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
Warning: Incorrect number of sectors per track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
OK

Backup boot sector
Warning: Incorrect number of heads/cylinder 0 (FAT) != 125 (HD)
Warning: Incorrect number of sectors per track 0 (FAT) != 62 (HD)
OK

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Re: Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:11 pm

Try burning Gparted to a CD and boot from it with your USB device plugged in.

Try formatting the USB stick, with that program.

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Re: Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by tele » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:28 pm

I used Gparted but it show the usb drive as unallocated disk and it cannot format it

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Re: Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:13 am

It's been my experience that if gparted can't help you then the drive is very poorly. (You might have to throw this one away after all)

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Re: Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by tele » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:53 am

Thank you for your time. I would have to let go this poor pen drive. Rest in peace my little Hp pen drive.

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Re: Doctor , Is my Poor little USB Pen drive certified??

Post by Alathald » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:36 am

I've had a couple of pen drives that I thought were fubar (did the same thing as yours in gparted) that I managed to save but I'll be damned if I remember how...I think I had used the dd command to basically force it to wipe and partition the drive. I'll do some looking and see if I can recall how I did it. Then again, it could just be a dead drive.


Warning though, if there is one command that could destroy the world, it would be dd...or maybe "import skynet" :axe:
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