I had one Transcend 4GB USB stick formatted to NTFS and was working fine. Today I inserted this disk into a DVD player, and it was saying, "loading". After a long time, noting happened, and it seemed that the stick (NTFS) is not recognized by it. I took out the stick and tried to reformat to FAT32. But the stick is not being recognized in my machine (Ubuntu 12.04).
I tried the advices from USB drive not recognized after Erase Disk, without any success.
When I tried
Disk Utility, the stick is indicated as a generic device. See image,
Formatting this device fails, saying, No medium found. Again see image,
gparted does not even list this device.
The same thing happens for
fdisk. It is not listed there.
Have I totally lost this stick? What should I do?