How to Repair a Toshiba 8GB Flashdrive

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How to Repair a Toshiba 8GB Flashdrive
A Toshiba flash drive comes in a ragne of sizes, such as 8 GB. (usb flash drive image by Bosko Martinovic from Fotolia.com)

Flash drives are available from many manufacturers with various amounts of storage. When an error occurs with a device such as the Toshiba 8 gigabyte drive, there are some things you can try to fix the problem.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the flash drive into a USB port on the computer. Wait for the operating system to recognise the drive. You will see a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appear in the system tray.

  2. 2

    Double-click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon to open the "Stop a Device" window.

  3. 3

    Highlight your Toshiba drive and click the "OK" button.

  4. 4

    Remove the flash drive from the computer when you see a safe-to-remove message on the screen.

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and select the option for "Computer."

  2. 2

    Right-click the icon for your Toshiba flash drive and select "Properties" from the context menu.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Tools" tab and click the "Check Now" button that is under "Error checking." Put a check in the box for "Automatically Fix File System Errors" and click the "Start" button.

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and select the option for "Computer."

  2. 2

    Right-click the icon for your flash drive and select "Format" from the context menu.

  3. 3

    Enter a name in the "Volume Label" text box and put a check in the box for "Quick Format." Click the "Start" button. Wait while the drive is being formatted.

Tips and warnings

  • Reformatting the flash drive will erase all data that is on the drive.

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