[ubuntu] USB I/O error HELPPPPP!!

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I am trying to format my usb drive from disk utility, it does not show up and i have to go the disk utility where i format drive and i get this error: Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error Some info given below Output of uname -a Linux compx0 3.5.0-23-generic #35~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 25 17:15:33 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Output of lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Output of lsusb -v Code: Bus 001 Device 002 (Hardware)