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Error 43 USB Drive

Anyway to fix error =
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

Tried Kingston USB Drive on 2nd computer , same error
Tried on different USB Port (2 on front , 1 on back) , same error


Any fix?
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mvalencia2003
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rindiCommented:
Is it a USB stick or a rotating external HD? With actual HD's, the manufacturer's diagnostic utility can sometimes help. If it is solid state (USB stick or SSD) usually there isn't much that can be done, except replace the device with a new one.
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dbruntonCommented:
Probably not.   Seems dead to me.

You could try it on a system that has a USB 1 port (that's the lowest common speed) and see if it can be read there.  If it fails there I'd consider it dead.

Or you could try formatting it if Windows permits that operation.  You'd lose all data if it does.  But I consider the drive dead anyway.
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mvalencia2003Author Commented:
USB Flash Drive , Kingston -

NOT SSD or Spinning HD
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rindiCommented:
As I mentioned, when sticks go bad, you can't repair them. In some rare cases you might be able to recover some data using testdisk or photorec, but as data is never kept on a single location anyway that isn't necessary...
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mvalencia2003Author Commented:
What is reason they go bad?  any way to prevent ,
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rindiCommented:
All disks (rotating and solid state, and USB sticks etc) go bad. You can't prevent that. USB sticks in particular aren't built to last very long, they are cheap, so why bother?

What you can do, is to always use the safely remove option, not to bump into them when you walk close to the stick that protrudes out of the USB port (knocking into them that way can destroy the port or the stick mechanically), and just make sure you have a good backup strategy.
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mvalencia2003Author Commented:
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