Had a laptop disk that was reporting imminenet failure. While waiting for a suitable replacement to arrive I tried to transfer an image of the drive onto a portable USB disk.
Unfortunately this didn't work - kept stalling. In the end I just pulled off as much data as I could and rebuilt the laptop from scratch with the replacement drive.
Problem is...the USB drive I was trying to create an image on is now unusable. Have tried to reformat in Windows, but stops at 99%. Also tried to reformat using Acronis and reports bad sectors.
This drive was working fine up until he point that I tried to transfer the failing disk image onto it.
Any ideas what the problem might be? Can't believe the USB drive has suddenly failed too.