Need to reformat USB Thumb -- any recommended third party software?

Discus and support Need to reformat USB Thumb -- any recommended third party software? in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; I have a thumb drive which Windows Disk Management Command line tricks won't fix. Does anyone recommend a third party software for this? 111531 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by The Pool Man, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. The Pool Man Win User

    Need to reformat USB Thumb -- any recommended third party software?


    I have a thumb drive which Windows Disk Management Command line tricks won't fix. Does anyone recommend a third party software for this?

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    The Pool Man, Jun 3, 2018
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  2. LHL711 Win User

    usb 3.0 thumb drive not working or recognized

    I have a usb thumb drive that is not being read or recognized by my computer. It is listed in devices as unspecified and have done the troubleshooting with no success. The status for this device states "Driver error" and "Needs troubleshooting". As I
    stated, I have tried to troubleshoot but without success.

    I do not want to reformat the drive as I need the information on the device. Is their any way to repair the driver on the usb without losing the information? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
    LHL711, Jun 4, 2018
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  3. Eeshwar Kumar Win User
    Reformatted thumb drive

    Hello John,

    Thank you for getting back to us with the requested information. We apologize for the delay in response.

    I suggest you to follow the methods provided below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.

    • Press Windows key from the keyboard, type
      Troubleshooting and select it.
    • Click on view all option on the upper left corner of
      Troubleshooting window.
    • Select the Hardware and Device options from the list.
    • Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
      Troubleshooter.

    Method 2: Remove and reinstall all USB controllers.

    • Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and select
      device manager from the list. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • In the list of hardware categories, find and expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
    • Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click
      Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
    • Restart the computer, and let the USB controllers get reinstalled.
    • Plug in the removable USB device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jun 4, 2018
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