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Restore a malfunctioning USB Drive with Linux?

asked 2019-01-15 04:08:14 -0600

My USB drive is malfunctioning. 64GB 2.0 from Intenso i think.
I tried to convert it to a bootable Linux drive via LiveCDLinux on Win10.
Currently whenever I plug it in it shows up the folder and all the information just as normal BUT whenever I try to use the drive / access it, the usb drive disconnects / is completely thrown out of the computer (not physically, that would be pretty cool though)

Installed Fedora 28 via a different usb / method, installed gparted and got this error log:

After no success of restoring it via Datapart or the standard formatting application from Windows I installed Fedora via a different


GParted 0.33.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize

Libparted 3.2 /dev/sdc formatted as ntfs 00:00:44 ( ERROR )

/dev/sdc calibrating 00:00:00 ( ERROR )

PATH: /dev/sdc (DRIVE)
START: 0
END: 122138623
SIZE: 122138624 (58.24 GiB)
OLD FILESYSTEM-SIGNATURE deleted /dev/sdc 00:00:44 ( ERROR )

write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 0 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 67108864 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 62534451200 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 62534909952 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 8.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 62534967296 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
OPERATIONSSYSTEM (Fedora)-Cache of /dev/sdc cleared 00:00:44 ( SUCCESS )

libparted-Notification ( SUCCESS )

Input/output error, while writing on /dev/sdc
Remote I/O error, while writing on /dev/sdc
Remote I/O error, while writing on /dev/sdc
Remote I/O error, while writing on /dev/sdc

Error while matching or closing of /dev/sdc: Remote I/O error


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answered 2019-01-15 07:15:52 -0600

avm31982 gravatar image

you can try to

sudo fdisk /dev/sdX

and 'd' partitions, then add a 'n' partition and 'w' write the changes. If you are unable to see the usb afterwards you can 't' it using fat32, that usually works for me after I make bootable images and want to restore my disk.

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