Friday, October 6, 2017

Fixing a currupt (or corrupted? ) USB drive

I open (in Windows) the disk management tool, and I keep getting this message when trying to format the USB drive:

usb drive windows cannot format the volume because the volume is offline

this video explain how to "brutally fix" the USB drive:

run diskpart in admin mode

list disk

select disk N (N depends on your system)

list partition

select partition M (M depends on your system)

delete partition override

All this happened because I was preparing a USB drive to boot Centos 7 as per and using the win32diskimager ... apparently I have stopped it while it was writing, and this corrupted the USB disk.... scary...

Here a useful list of commands.... priceless.... much better than the Disk Management UI tool

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