Question Why is my USB flash drive freezing my PC?

Nem1x

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Dec 26, 2020
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I have Kingstone Data Traveler 2.0 16GB.

I tried to flash Windows 7 to it with Rufus when suddenly my PC crashed. When I rebooted and plugged USB in the Windows explorer freeze and I couldn't do anything. The flash drive was still detected but it was empty and unlabeled. You can't format it, view it or resize it since it freezes your PC. I tried on different PC, I tried on Linux and Gparted, tried on my phone, all of them got stuck and crashed. In GParted I was able to view the Flash Drive (how much of space is used, how it's flagged...). I tried to delete partition and it showed error that device can't be read/written. I tried to format as well but that froze the GParted for some reason.
 

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