I was given a usb flash drive as a giveaway at my college career fair. Its 8MB and the only company name it has on it is from the company giving them away, no write protect switch anywhere on it. Problem is that when I plug it into my computer, it says that all the drivers have been installed and its ready to use, but I can't access it or do anything useful with it. In the properties it says its still in RAW format. It also won't let me format the drive to FAT (or anything else for that matter). I keep getting the message that Windows cannot complete the format. I have 2 other flash drives that work fine in my computer so i am wondering what the problem could be. Is it just a cheap drive that doesn't work? Any help is appreciated.
Here are my computer specs if its helpful:
Dell Inspiron 1150
XP Pro SP2
512 MB Ram, Pentium 4, USB 2.0
Anything else you need?