Thanks for all you patience and efforts in trying to help me!
Tried the steps in the thread you mentioned. It was a no-go.
I am a real zero at this stuff.
I don’t think it is a defective Cruzer as it worked fine out of the package.
I had put about 26GB of data on it and was able to retrieve files from it with no problems.
I had decided to delete a few files from it. That is when my problems began.
I am thinking I probably just deleted something I should not have, thus disabling it somehow.
I am thinking to just call it a day on this new Cruzer and turn it into a keyfob or something!