I formatted my 16GB pen drive with the NTFS file system in windows vista. After that I started copying some files. However, only a few files were copied to the pen drive before the copy operation hung. So I cancelled the copy operation.
Now I am unable to use the pen drive. I DON'T REALLY NEED ANY FILES THAT I COPIED TO THE PENDRIVE. I JUST WANT TO USE THE PENDRIVE AGAIN.
I have tried using Ubuntu to format the pen drive. But when i use
fdisk to delete the partition, it looks like it is working fine but in fact it does not delete the partition. Also I am unable to format it with any other file system.
When I tried to use
gparted, it throws the following error:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 14: The disk contains an unclean file system(0,0). The file system wasn't safely closed on window. Fixing ntfs_attr_pread_i:ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read NTFS$Bitmap:Input/output error NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a softRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important!. If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper directory, (e.g. /dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the dmraid documentation for more details
When I searched the Internet I found help on how to recover. But I don’t want to recover, I want to format it again.
When I pressed w after deleting the partition, it took more time than previously. After that i removed the pen drive and re-inserted, but the partition I had deleted was still present.
If I simply type the command
fdisk /dev/sdb without removing the pen drive after the partition is deleted, then it returns the error message
Unable to open /dev/sdb.
Here are the steps that I followed:
root@yesuraj-ubuntu:~# fdisk /dev/sdb Command (m for help): d Selected partition 1 Command (m for help): w The partition table has been altered! Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table. Syncing disks
THE DEMESG PRINTS ARE AS FOLLOWS, [ 6139.774753] usb 2-1.3: reset high speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 6154.816941] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [ 6169.968908] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [ 6170.158427] usb 2-1.3: reset high speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 6185.200638] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [ 6200.352572] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [ 6200.542093] usb 2-1.3: reset high speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 6205.559460] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/8, error -110
I used the
dd command and it erased the partition table.
But now when I connect the pen drive,
dmesg contains this error message:
[88143.437001] sdb: unknown partition table.
I am not able to create a partion using
fdisk /dev/sdb. The error message says that it is unable to find the node.
Other messages from
dmesg follow below.
[87100.531596] usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device number 39 using ehci_hcd [87130.915257] usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device number 40 using ehci_hcd [87135.932647] usb 2-1.3: device descriptor read/8, error -110