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i have a new pen drive not readable, when i try to format it  i receive "Error in the call IOCTL"... anybody knows an application or a way to format it ?
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by:nobus
ID: 12246216
Did you try it on other ports or on another system? if it works there, it should be good and work on your computer too.  You can delete all usb entries in device manager. To do so : type devmgmt.msc in the Run box, go to the usb section, and delete all. Upon reboot, the drivers will reinstall
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by:catalini
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does not work :-(
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by:catalini
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now not even the lead blinks when i connect it to the  usb port!
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nobus earned 1000 total points
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What OS do you have? Win98 or XP? In Win 98 you need to reinstall the drivers from the CD.
Otherwise, test it on another system; then you'll be sure if it works or not.
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by:catalini
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tested on 3 machines... linux, win98, winxp... probably it's really game over. It does not even power up.... do you know if there is a possibility to take the memory away from the electronic part? thanks
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by:nobus
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i never heard of it in any case, so yes it looks like over and out. Sorry about that, it does not help you...But, if it is a new one, you can return it under warranty and get a new one. Hopefully that will work....
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by:Cyber-Dude
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Repalce the pen. I think its dead. If you have any guarany - you may get a new one without any charge.

Cyber
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by:catalini
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yes i was just trying to save the data... it was left inserted for one night on an usb port... and now i think it is dead. probably burned.
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by:nobus
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hey cyber, getting repetitis?
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by:catalini
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you are right , sorry. :-)
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