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09-21-2023 11:39 AM
HP Cloud Recovery is great...when it works. When it doesn't, it renders USB Drives unusable. This has happened more than once on both new and old Flash Drives. The failure looks like this:
- Insert USB Drive
- Run Cloud Recovery
- Select options - in my case I'm always choosing Win 10 Pro, OS and Drivers, SNs and models are confirmed
- During the Download process, the status bar will turn red and freeze indefinitely
- Cannot eject drive properly as it no longer displays as a drive
After that, the failed drive exhibits the following behavior:
- Is not seen in the System Tray
- Is not seen in File Explorer
- Is not seen in Disk Management
- Is seen in Control Panel\Devices - i.e. Cruiser Glide
- Is seen in Device Manager as USB Mass Storage
Any advice on recovering my failed drives would be greatly appreciated, as would development efforts to address this random failure.
09-21-2023 04:25 PM
09-22-2023 02:36 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, there is no volume information to delete or format. The device itself is the only thing which Windows can see. There is no information regarding volume, format, size, etc. Again, nothing can be found about the drive in Disk Management, File Explorer, or System Tray. MPE sees nothing either.
09-22-2023 02:56 PM
I have had similar situations.
Macrorit free detected the corrupted USB flash drive.
I was then able to delete the corrupted volume and reformat the drive using Fat32.
I guess the HP Cloud Recovery process cooked the USB stick beyond repair.
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