Cruzer Glide 32GB defect?

I purchased a new Cruzer Glide 32GB and transfered about 17GB worth of files into it.  I inserted it into the usb of a destination PC but the PC (Windows 8.1) wants to format it.  I am not able to open it at all.  Is it defective?  When I insert another Cruzer Glide into the same PC, it opens a window with the files just fine.

:smiley:    Hi PgWarrick,

_ Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome. _

Please, put the Cruzer Glide 32 GB, which has the 17 GB, on the same PC where you stored, or in other Pc i_n which the UFD works well,_ and make a Backup of your content.

Then, do the following, perhaps have corrupted the File Table.
In _ Start/My Computer, _ in  icon on the UFD, click the right mouse button, and then click Properties/Tools/Error Checking and Repair.

Luck, and then you tell us, what happened, please.

Regards, Alfred.                                                               (Google translated)

When attempting the repair, message:  “The disk check cannot be performed because the disk has not been formatted.  Would you like to format the disk?”

I click “Yes,” but after a couple of windows, I arrive at another error:  “Windows was unable to complete the format.”

Forgot to mention, I get the same result on both the original and destination computers.

:smiley:   Hi,

I sorry, if in different  PCs not work, is dead …
Return it, is in warranty.

But, meanwhile, you can try give format, in different PCs, with two small portable applications (free), are third party tools, very easy to use:


-   USB Flash Format (HP) 2.23
USB Flash Repair (LLF) 2.91


Regards, Alfred.

There are probably just issues on those drive. It will give you the option to just ignore and continue. Do you have that option too? 

I ended up buying a new one.  Don’t know why it was defective, but it was.

Thanks anyway all.

:smileyvery-happy:  OK!