How to Repair a Toshiba 8GB Flashdrive

Flash drives are available from many manufacturers with various amounts of storage. When an error occurs with a device such as the Toshiba 8 gigabyte drive, there are some things you can try to fix the problem.

A Toshiba flash drive comes in a ragne of sizes, such as 8 GB.

Safely Remove Hardware

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into a USB port on the computer. Wait for the operating system to recognize the drive. You will see a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appear in the system tray.

Step 2

Double-click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon to open the "Stop a Device" window.

Step 3

Highlight your Toshiba drive and click the "OK" button.

Step 4

Remove the flash drive from the computer when you see a safe-to-remove message on the screen.

Error Check Flash Drive

Step 1

Click the "Start" menu and select the option for "Computer."

Step 2

Right-click the icon for your Toshiba flash drive and select "Properties" from the context menu.

Step 3

Go to the "Tools" tab and click the "Check Now" button that is under "Error checking." Put a check in the box for "Automatically Fix File System Errors" and click the "Start" button.

Format the Flash Drive

Step 1

Click the "Start" menu and select the option for "Computer."

Step 2

Right-click the icon for your flash drive and select "Format" from the context menu.

Step 3

Enter a name in the "Volume Label" text box and put a check in the box for "Quick Format." Click the "Start" button. Wait while the drive is being formatted.

Tip

Reformatting the flash drive will erase all data that is on the drive.

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