Launch Errors

My 4GB cruzer micro drive, which had been working perfectly, suddenly stopped - now I get: “U3 Launchpad Error” upon bootup:  the drive is now unavailable and asks for “formatting.”  Obviously, something has corrupted the drive. How do I fix / get access to my files on the drive?  Please help. Thanks.

It sounds like the File Allocatiion Table (FAT) got corrupted by an unsafe removal.  Try the Cruzer in a different pc or two and see if that helps.  Otherwise you will have to revert to using your backup files.