Hey OT techies! I'm new here, so be nice please. Anyways, My friend has a flash drive that has some corrupted files on it. Now, I am the most tech saavy (sp?) guy he knows, so he comes to me. This drive cannot be written to, and I am unable to delete the files through windows. I tried to reformat it, but windows couldnt finish the reformat. So, I booted up my Linux partition editor (Gparted) to repartition it. I was able to delete the partition, but unable to create a new one. So now, I am stuck with an unformatted, unformattable flash drive. I read somewhere that holding up a strong magnet to it would completely erase it. Does this work? What can I do to get this thing reformatted? Thanks for your help.