Fix Memory sticks [thanks anyway]

is there a utility to fix memory sticks

Yes, it’s called Super Glue :wink: … You’ll have to give us more than that… What’s wrong with it ?

Taken out and not unmounted properly, I’ve gut them with windows and linux ?

Is the USB stick recognised when you plug it into Linux or Windows ?

Are there any error messages in either OS ?

No there never are on either operating system

Plug it in, and in Linux, post the output from these 3 commands

dmesg | tail
lsusb
sudo fdisk -l

This is the output
gordon@gordon-desktop:~$ dmesg | tail

[ 13.340608] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X

[ 13.340888] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

[ 14.286989] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0

[ 14.756857] e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX/TX

[ 14.756862] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: 10/100 speed: disabling TSO

[ 14.757084] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready

[ 16.230235] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0

[ 25.040004] eth0: no IPv6 routers present

[ 181.156027] hub 7-0:1.0: over-current change on port 1

[ 181.260027] hub 7-0:1.0: over-current change on port 2

gordon@gordon-desktop:~$

gordon@gordon-desktop:~$ lsusb

Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 192f:0716 Avago Technologies, Pte.

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

gordon@gordon-desktop:~$

gordon@gordon-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l

[sudo] password for gordon:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x0001865f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 * 1 9347 75078656 83 Linux

/dev/sda2 9348 9730 3069953 5 Extended

/dev/sda5 9348 9730 3069952 82 Linux swap / Solaris

gordon@gordon-desktop:~$

Well if you had the USB stick plugged in when you ran those… the stick is DEAD, as it’s not being detected AT ALL.