I started the process of putting Linux mint onto a flash drive to install on my laptop. I had JUST sampled fedora with the same installation of etcher on the same usb flash drive with zero issues.
when I started writing mint to the drive, etcher threw an error saying it was taking too long to start, and had therefore cancelled the process. after that, windows cannot read the disk, nor format it. it knows a usb flash drive is plugged in, as usual, it just can’t interact with it.
I’ve tried a few solutions on the internet, most of which are pretty generic. unplug, replug. uninstall, reinstall driver. disable indexing. disable fast boot, etc. etc. nothing effects this issue.
I don’t have access to another machine on which to test the drive.
please help. I cant do my homework efficiently in windows as it’s quite slow to load everything. including itself.