USB Flash Drive is not formatted error (USB Flash Drive Data Recovery) repaired with data recovery from Diamond Computers

If you are getting the message 'The USB disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now?' or similar when you plug your USB flash drive in your computer then do not despair, your data may not be lost. In nearly all cases we can recover your data from the USB flash drive and transfer to DVDs or other media type.

DO NOT FORMAT THE DRIVE IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU SEE THE MESSAGE!

 

That makes life for us data recovery specialists much more difficult although success is still possible even when formatted.

There are a few possible reasons for this kind of USB not formatted error.

  • USB drive is corrupted / crashed due to improper usage such as strong pulling out or unexpected PC shutdown in process of data writing.
  • There are some buffers on your Windows that disable external drive services. Try your drive in another PC
  • USB file system error. For example, usually a USB stick is originally formatted with FAT 16 or FAT32. But you format it to NTFS or other file system.
  • Incompatibilities exist between USB drive and Windows. Try your drive in another PC
  • In some cases we find that the memory chip itself has internal damage which is not always visible which can affect file content. Our engineers will speak to you before the returning your data tp ensure that your wanted data is complete.

If your USB drive gives this format error every time it's plugged in and you've tried it in different PCs then Diamond Computers are able to provide professional data recovery services.

Call us on 01273 625032 or email jamie@diamondhardware.com for advice.

UK WIDE SERVICE

Just send in your USB Flash Drive to our repair centre in Brighton, East Sussex. Click here for postage instructions and address label.

PRICES

In the rare event that data recovery is not possible you will not be charged for our time. We will return the flash drive back to you free of charge. If the flash drive doesn't have the format error but something else we will contact you to discuss and provide a separate quote.

Standard Service Data recovered and transferred to a new flash drive. Work completed and sent back to customer within 5 working days.

49 inc VAT (includes cost of 4GB flash drive and return postage costs)

Express Service - Data recovered and transferred to a new flash drive. Work completed and sent back to customer within 1-2 working days.

69 inc VAT (includes cost of 4GB flash drive and return postage costs)

If data is larger than 4GB we will use a larger flash drive or we can supply an external hard drive. You are welcome to send in your own destination drive with your faulty flash drive.

Prices for larger flash drives:

8GB add £6

16GB add £9

32GB add £15

64GB add £25

YOUR DATA BACK FAST OR PAY NOTHING!

 

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