Check USB pendrive in Windows 10 for errors

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Check USB pendrive in Windows 10 for errors

Post by Bolle1961 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:43 am

Yeah, I know this is a Linux forum. But I also know some / a lot of people also use Windows.

The problem :
My Uruguayan friend has trouble reading a USB pendrive
What is the Windows tool / command to check a pendrive for errors?
It's only 1 pendrive that's giving troubles, others works just fine

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Check USB pendrive in Windows 10 for errors

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:53 pm

I don't know if this is the command you are looking for but you can check out diskpart. There is an on-line reference here. Remember, this is a VERY dangerous command! If you choose the wrong drive you can lose data.

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Re: Check USB pendrive in Windows 10 for errors

Post by Spearmint2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:20 pm

windows only sees a first partition on flashdrives as I recall. He should reformat it to FAT32.
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Re: Check USB pendrive in Windows 10 for errors

Post by phd21 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:56 pm

Hi "Bolle1961",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

How to Run chkdsk to Check & Repair Drive in Windows 10/8/7
https://www.easeus.com/partition-manage ... drive.html

How to Run CHKDSK in Windows 10
https://windowsinstructed.com/run-chkdsk-windows/

FYI: USB sticks (pendrives) do wear out, like hard drives, so even if you successfully repair it, if it is worn out and failing, it will just stop working again.

Hope this helps ...
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