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Fw: usb drive corrupt

Jerry Feldman <gaf at> writes:
>On Thursday 04 August 2005 4:57 pm, John.Boland at wrote:
>> The drive continues to be perfectly functional with Linux and MACs.
>> Just M$ has problems (what a surprise!). )B?I've tried reformatting and the
>> problem still persists. )B?I know that the drive is definitely NOT corrupt
>> (I can still still use it with other operating systems).
>Format the drive using one of the brain dead operating systems. 

I'd worry that the brain dead OS was taking shortcuts.

I'd suggest clearing the first MB or so with dd, partitioning, and
installing a VFAT filesystem under Linux.  (I've done the last two
steps with a USB hard disk.)  Or maybe just clearing the first MB
under Linux and doing the partitioning and formatting under the BDOS.
(*Surely* it can't mess up then :-)

	   - Jim Van Zandt

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