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USB stick in RAW format

Had this exact same thing happen to me, but it was with a Windows install usb stick. Go on a totally different computer and then try all the CMD stuff, or anything else you found. I had to use a machine different to the one that I made the install with, in order to recover it back to NTFS.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

After using balenaEtcher to flash Linux distros onto my USB, after plugging my USB back into my PC after I was done installing the distro on my laptop, it suddenly become a RAW format and I can't access it no matter what. No third-party software, cmd commands or disk managment can fix it and I feel like i've been researching forever with no luck. Is there ANY kind of workaround or is that it?

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Its probably dead, usb sticks often go read only when there are issues. Just get a new one.

Apart from my USB stick, this also happened to my 2 MicroSD's I were using as backups, but after seeing your reply, I came up with an idea and put them in my phone and it allowed me to format and fix them completely. Maybe Windows is just shit?

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Had this exact same thing happen to me, but it was with a Windows install usb stick. Go on a totally different computer and then try all the CMD stuff, or anything else you found. I had to use a machine different to the one that I made the install with, in order to recover it back to NTFS.

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2 minutes ago, TempestCatto said:

Had this exact same thing happen to me, but it was with a Windows install usb stick. Go on a totally different computer and then try all the CMD stuff, or anything else you found. I had to use a machine different to the one that I made the install with, in order to recover it back to NTFS.

I was thinking of this method but didn't get around to it, i'll definitely try this and get back!

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