Cannot find flash drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PhoenixFury, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. PhoenixFury macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    I have a 32MB flash drive and I though of experimenting with my TimeMachine on my MacBook Pro :apple:. I never used time machine before. I deleted everything from my flash drive and opened up time machine. I then selected my flash drive to be used as a back up drive, I was asked to erase flash drive and reformat ... o_O I wasnt to sure about it but I did it anyway [stupid I know, dont bash me] so TimeMachine began to back up onto my flash drive, then I got a notice that said that I cant back up on my flash drive as it only has 31.2 MB where 91MB was needed. So I took it out. Less than a minute later I inserted my flash back into my mac and it was not being detected. I cant find it in my finder or my desktop.. I even looked for it using spotlight and nothing was found. Its brand new and I really hope I could use it again. Somebody please help.

    p.s I also tried using another flash drive and it was detected as soon as it was inserted. :confused:
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Launch Disk Utility and see if it recognizes it.
  3. PhoenixFury thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    thankx it kindda worked...

    well it was found but now i have another problem...

    im trying to repair it and it fails.

    Verify and Repair volume “disk5s2”
    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    Thats what it says with everything that i try. I just put my flash back into my computer and it said "the disk inserted is not readable my this computer."

    Keep in mind that i was working perfectly before. :(

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