i have been a user of the etcher.io flashing tool for quite a while now for it’s simplicity. It never caused me any problems. The last time i used it however it caused me quite a lot of trouble. Without me realizing it rendered 3 USB Sticks completely unusable for everything but the image that i flashed onto it with etcher.
All of my drives behave the same after having ether flash (different) images onto it so that’s why i think etcher caused the problem.
I am currently only in possession of windows machines so I need a way to repair it in windows. (I am trying to flash a linux install image onto it - however no flashing tool recognizes the drive)
After trying to format the stick with the windows partition manager it basically gives me an error telling me to try again. Obviously i tried that - sad to say it didn’t work.
I am a CS student and actually quite experienced with computers in general so I tried DISKPART and some 3rd party tools. I was to this day not able to restore my drives.
Diskpart tells me ‘permission denied’ when I try to ‘clean’ (i did run in admin mode of course)
Windows itself does recognize the device but doesn’t mount the device so I cannot use it.
One tool i used made the drive be recognized by windows but it only worked until i removed it from the slot and inserted it back into it.
I am really helpless since the stick was quite expensive (USB 3 and type c as well as type a)
I do not blame your Company or expect some kind of payment,
I would really appreciate some help in fixing my drives though since I don’t seem to be able to do it on my own.
Thank you very much in advance and have a great day, Jo Bettaque