3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 10:16 PM by Limnos
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I recently bought an 8GB USB stick. Once I was running a program off of the flash drive on a windows computer and I did not eject it properly. Now when I connect the drive to a windows computer, and try to format it, it says the drive is write protected. The disk seems to be formatted as RAW

When I connect to a Mac, the disk is not recognized by Finder and only in Disk Utility. When I verify it:


Disk Util.png


It says


Verifying volume “disk3s1”

** /dev/disk3s1

Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000

Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.


but I can't repair or erase the disk. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)