How do I fix a bad USB drive?

23 Oct 2011
23 Oct 2011 | |

After a few experiments, my USB drive suddenly stopped working. Windows says that I have to format it, but I haven’t found any tools able to do it. Some tools says bad disc, the built-in tool in Ubuntu says:

“Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error”
and others can’t even find the drive.

Is there any way to fix it, or is it better to just buy a new one?

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