Rufus hosed my flashdrive

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Mac29, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Mac29

    Mac29 Registered Member

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    Tried making a bootable flashdrive (1.8GB) using rufus 3.X and it failed w/error re: Windows Explorer was "using the drive". Now I've tried formatting the drive but Windows 7 doesn't recognize it or Formatting gives error 'Windows can't format drive' check it's connected or read help files.

    Anyone have any tips on how I can overcome this and get on w/creating my Hiren's 15 bootable thumbdrive?


    Thanks!!

    Mac
     
  2. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    USA still the best. But getting worse!
    Try it again disconnected from the net & all security software disabled.
     
  3. rodneym

    rodneym Registered Member

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    Strange you mention this. Same thing happened to me 4 weeks ago....

    I had to use Winpese on a USB, thus going outside of windows, and use the disk management / partition tool to fix the broken USB.
     
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