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Q: Thumb Drive Not Working

I have a problem with my xp 64 bit; when i plug in a thumb drive the computer recognizes it installs it but then no actual drive registers in the my computer folder so i cannot do anything with the thumb drive. It was working and now it is not, it is not the type or model, i have tried many types and i have tried system restore so now what i would like to try every possible aspect before doing a fresh install of windows. Does anyone know how to get these drives to register. PLEASE HELP

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A: Thumb Drive Not Working

See if you can assign it a drive letter.

Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Click Disk Management on the left, and it should show in the right pane. If so, right-click on it and assign a letter.

If it doesn't show, something is wrong with it.

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I have 2 thumbdrives.... A 2gig Rally2 and a 4gig Sandisk. They both do the same thing.

They ask to format it when I try and access all my important files and I cant get around it.
I finally decided to format and it always says that the format was unsuccessful.

I haven't used my thumbdrives for over 6 months becuase of that. Any Ideas?
 

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I have a sandisk cruzer glide 16gb thumb drive that seems to be no good.
it was plugged in and I was triing to d/l too many files at the same time, it seemed to freeze and I couldn't
cancel the transfer, finally the transfer window closed so I decided to close down my computer whilst leaving the drive plugged in, and turn it back on later (hopeing that the drive would be recognised, it wasn't).
I've tried numerous times since to plug the drive in and let windows recognise it to no avail.
Does this mean that the drive is dead or is there a way for me to fix it?
cheers
phil
 

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I recently bought a 64Gb USB thumb drive. I copied files on to it, but when I tried to access them afterwards I found only empty folders on the drive. I tried it on a different computer, and it works fine.

The IT guys at work have never heard of such a thing.

My home computer runs Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit). The other computers I tried run Win7 Professional 64 bit

Any ideas or help with this would be much appreciated

A:USB Thumb drive not working properly

Hi MackTheKnife,

Welcome onboard.

I am just shooting in the dark.

Click on Start type cmd in the Search field and press Enter

Click on cmd.exe to open the Command Window.

Enter this command.

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* (replace g with the actual pen drive letter)

(You can copy and paste the above command but remember to put in the correct drive letter.)

Now press "Enter".

Now check for your files in your pen drive.

Good Luck.

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So overall, I was having a issue with creating a system image. It would state that "The specified backup storage location has the shadow copy storage on another volume (0x80780038)"

After reading several forums I found that if you delete the restore points you are able to create a system image.

During my troubleshooting, I was attempting to backup to a 64GBthumb drive (this worked in win8 and win7)..

As I was trying to use the thumb drive, I ran into the following issue..

First it says it needs to be formatted to NTFS. Once I format it to NTFS, it says "The drive is not a valid backup location"

Images I found - http://www.windows10forums.com/threa...o-backup.2372/
I do not want to use any 3rd party software to accomplish this.

Any help would be great. Thanks

A:System image to thumb drive not working

I don't have a solution for you.
Just one comment : why not switch to an external hard drive ?
Yes, it costs more, but a 1 TB ext. hdd can be had under $80 US and it can be used for a long long long time.
I have been using an ext. hdd for 3 years, and I use it to store system image backups for my 2 laptops. It never fails to work.

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hi

I have a "new" Dell refurb Inspiron 570 desktop, Athlon x2, 4gb ram, running Win7-x64...

I'm trying to copy files over to a Kingston 8gb DataTraveler USB thumb drive.

I plug the drive in - it gets recognized - drag the files over to it - the copy process starts, the transfer speed starts fast but drops slowly. Gets to about the 2 or 3rd file, then pops up a "Location not found" error...and the whole thing stops. The drive is no longer listed in the tree - it just disappears.

some things to note:

I've disabled selective shutdown for the USB in Power Mgmt
I've disable allow shutdown for all USB hubs in the device mgr
the transfer rate seems really slow - ~5 min for 24mb?
the USB drivers are "correct" according to windows
the USB drive is formatted as FAT32 - which is what it has to be for my car HU
the USB light is still on, but "twitching"
front usb and rear usb ports act the same
I could not locate a Kingston specific driver
this usb drive has worked fine on every other box i've used it on - until this one.
i do see that the "USB mass storage device" needs 500ma and each USB port provides 500ma

i'm not sure if its a driver thing - usb port thing - or what!

Just seems humorous that the one box I own that has the most hp and bells and whistles can't do this simple task, whereas all my "antique" systems (P4, 1.8, 1g ram, winxp) can do this perfectly.

thoughts?

THX

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update - now it doesn't see the Kingston drive at all...tried several usb ports on new box - nothing

put Kingston drive in old machine - works fine

i have two other usb drives (512mb and 2gb) and both work fine - both FAT - fast transfer speed as expected.

sheesh...
 

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My wired mouse randomly stops working while using a virtual machine in a thumb drive. It doesn't  happen everyday only once a week or so sometimes less.

I have to reboot my pc back into the thumb drive to get it to work again. I am not able to swap it out for a different mouse while in the VM.


I have changed out the mouse 4 times with different brands mainly for Logitech brand and tried all the other USB ports and still have the same problem.

It happened in Windows 7 and Windows 10 while using the VM thumb drive and has been going on for a couple of years now.
It works fine when using my personal desktop.

Any idea what could be causing this? Are all the USB ports connected together or do they run separate from one another? 

I hope you can resolve my issue.

Thanks

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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I have tried installing Anti-virus software on a flash drive. However, the Avti-virus will only run from the flash drive on the machine that I installed it from. Indicating a registry association.I need anti-virus software that will run from a flash drive on any machine running windows. Preferably, not bloatware like McAfee. Anybody know of any?
Thanks for help. PS. McAfee won't
 

A:I need Anti-Virus that will run from a Flash drive aka: Thumb drive

Stinger.exe will run from a flash drive an will seek out and find most of the more recent worms and viruses. You can find it here:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

I would think for any full fledged av program you could put the exe. file on the flash drive and then install it on most any computer. Such programs as Avast, Antivir, and AVG should work in that manner.
 

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Under XP Media Center
I have two internal HDs two CD drives, one ext. HD and Windows has assigned drive letters to all and all have been stable over the years the very weird thing , and I can't figure out why, is that for my USB thumb drive - which I always plug into the same USB port it changes letters after an extended period - say about 8 months, it will go from "G" to "I" and then back. It is bothersome only because I use the "Send To" command for many files. is there a way to stabilize this or is it just another XP annoyance I must put up with.
thanks
 

A:windows XP keeps alternating drive letter for thumb drive

goto control panel
Admin tools
computer management
disk management
in the right hand side you should see all the drives
go to the the drive that you want to change the letter ID
right click - then choose "change drive letter" a box will appear with the current letter
choose a new letter and click ok then its all done same letter every time

I often set to X, Y, Z for external and any mapped drives

have a read here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...s-xp-for-an-external-usb-stick-or-hard-drive/
 

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Greetings to all

By mistake i disabled my flasd drive... here is what i did...

at the task bar (the one at the bottom ---start -----) i right clicked the safely remove hardware and selected properties and device usage i disbaled.. since than i cant use this flash drive in this computer.. i can use other flash drive/thumb drive usb drive but the one which i disabled i cant use it and it wont recognise too.

Please help me to fix this problem. when i insert other flash drive/thumb drive my computer detects it but the one which i disabled wont detect. What should i do?

Highly apreciate your help

AneeLiyo
Bangkok
 

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On our system at work when I plug in a thumb drive because our network drive is f it assigns that letter to the thumb and I cant see it. I go through Manage then Disk Management ect and assign a Drive letter to the USB thumb. I dont want to do this if I dont have to. I also dont want to have the IT guys remap the entire network if possible. Is there a way around this.
I want to be able to just plug in a thumb drive and have xp see it without going through disk management to change a assigned letter.

Thanks
 

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I have a user with a 4gig USB thumb drive that when she plugs it into her front USB ports it shows up as a 3.5 floppy with only 1.44MB memory.

I have tried formatting the drive to no avail.

She says its recognized on a co-workers computer and all works fine.

what could be causing it to act flaky on her PC?

thanks
 

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Any of my USB devices, Thumb Drive, MP3 Player etc., will now not show up in My Computer. I sure my computer see them as it chimes when I plug them in.
Please Advise.
Roger

A:Thumb Drive

right click my computer, click on manage, click on disk management and see if it sees your thumb drives there.

Are you using a usb hub or plugged directly into the computer?

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Good day all, Got an HP 4gb thumb drive. Everything appeared to be ok. Found new hardware bubble came up in task bar, then the found new hardware wizard came up. No new drive was indicated on "My Computer" (using XP). Exchanged thumb drive at store. Came home and tried again in all 4 USB ports as before, same results. Tried it in our laptop and drive was indicated in "Computer" (using 7). Tried a same model but older HP 4gb drive, with data already on it in the original computer and it worked as it should as did 2 PNY sticks. Any guesses? Thanks.

Golferguy
 

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Are there any tools to repair thumb drives? I have a dive that will not format after I pulled it out without ejecting it.

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Exactly what method or process are you using to try to format the thumb drive.
Could you install the thumb drive and use this tutorial to post a picture.
Also let us know what size and brand the thumb drive is.

By Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi All my problem is this I have a Dell laptop and when at home and I put the usb thumb drive in to it I can read it ok, but when I take the laptop away with me to another location the laptop cannot read the it (the thumb drive)
The laptop is not connected to the internet at either location
I have tried it on different Laptops same result there dosen't seem any logical reason for this as other usb drives work ok
Many thanks for any help that can be given.

A:usb thumb drive

When you eject the USB flash drive do you click the Safely Remove Icon before pulling it out? If you don't, it will have a hard time connecting next time you put it in.
If the USB Flash Drive is not recognized when you put it in, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with a Yellow Flag or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it, then remove the Flash Drive and restart your computer. Put the Flash drive into a different USB port. If you don't want to restart, put the USB into a different USB port and in the Device Manager, Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. You should get New Hardware Found.

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What are the tools/programs that you would carry on a portable usb drive?
 

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I am thinking about getting a Thumb Drive to cut down on all the CDs and Floppies I keep having to drag out. I use a Dell Inspiron 2500 - Windows XP -Internet Explorer.

What type and size of Thumb drive would you suggest. Also does it come with software to install? I would be using it to back-up "My Documents"/Pictures, etc.

Thank you.

Florida Cheryl
 

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Bought a twin pack of 1 GB thumb drives. One works fine, other one doesn't. I plug it in & it shows up as removable disk K. Tried to drag flies onto it & it says "please insert a disk into removable drive K." Hello? It's already plugged in! Might it just be a dud, since the other one that came in the pack is fine? I didn't pay that much so I don't mind just throwing it out, since trying to get it working is causing me major headaches. The brand is LGear bought from Futureshop. And I'm running Vista Home Premium. GRRR!! I should just smash it with a hammer & be done with it!
 

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Anyone know where I can get a thumb drive that is made in the US ? And is there anything I should know before I buy? Win XP .
 

A:Thumb drive

You can buy thumb drive in any computer store I'm sorry I am not familiar where, Any thumb drive will do...in any OS..Just make sure also the size or capacity fit what you are planning to use..If you use it as a back-up drive. Then you have to buy bigger sizes.
 

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HELP!!! I just bought a new PNY 8gb thumb drive for my Dell E6400 laptop running XP. It worked great for the first few tries. Today, every time I plug it in the USB port I keep getting "Cannot find HOnEq.Exe"
I don't know why it's not auto-playing, and allowing me to read the files I put on the thumb drive earlier. But, I can go to My Computer, and right click on the thumbdrive to view the contents. But why did it stop automatically recognize the thumbdrive and why is that warning constantly popping up. There is no virus..I scanned that. All devices appear to be working. Should I return the thumb drive and get a different brand/model? Or is there a simple fix? Also, I checked to update the driver but it said I already had the latest driver. Did something get corrupted? HELP!!!
 

A:PNY 8gb Thumb Drive

The most likely situation is that the thumb drive got a virus which was later removed by your antivirus or someone else's. In that case there will still be a file (probably a hidden and system file) called "Autorun.inf". If you delete that file the drive will be back to normal.

In case you don't know, to show hidden and system files go to tools>Folder options>view, check show hidden files and folders and uncheck hide protected Opperating system files.
 

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My thumb drive has been working awesome and when i went to plug it in 1 day it says you need to format do you want to format now and i pressed yes then ok and it says error disk is write protected, does anyone know how to change it to normal because i dont have a clue how its write protected
 

A:Usb Thumb Drive Help

is there some sort of switch or button or something on it that locks it? some have that feature to protect it.

what kind (brand, size, etc) do you have?
 

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I am old school, so this new computer has thrown me a bit.   I am presuming that the USB ports on the top of the Envy tower are for thumb/flash drives.  I attempted to insert one and it will not go in.  I was able to insert it in a USB port in the back of the tower, but was unable to find any drive to open it.  What as I doing wrong?   Thanks much

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Hi, On the top it should have 4 USB ports Top I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2USB 2.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1Source:    http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792282 Can you use anyone of them ? If not, please contact/ask store to have a swap. Regards.

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Downloaded music from desktop onto a thumb drive- replays fine on desktop but not on netbook that runs Windows 7 starter, windows media player. thumb drive on netbook stutters- plays some song and not others
 

A:thumb drive use

I'd try copying the files it won't play over to the local drive. Then you can find out if it is a problem with your drive, files, or if you are just using to much RAM on other things- netbooks typically can't run tons of apps at once since they usually only come with 1-2GB
 

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Hi All my problem is this I have a Dell laptop and when at home and I put the usb thumb drive in to it I can read it ok, but when I take the laptop away with me to another location the laptop cannot read the it (the thumb drive)
The laptop is not connected to the internet at either location
I have tried it on different Laptops same result there dosen't seem any logical reason for this as other usb drives work ok
Many thanks for any help that can be given.

A:usb thumb drive

When you eject the USB flash drive do you click the Safely Remove Icon before pulling it out? If you don't, it will have a hard time connecting next time you put it in.
If the USB Flash Drive is not recognized when you put it in, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with a Yellow Flag or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it, then remove the Flash Drive and restart your computer. Put the Flash drive into a different USB port. If you don't want to restart, put the USB into a different USB port and in the Device Manager, Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. You should get New Hardware Found.

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A Compaq notebook running Win ME which previously would recognize my thumb drives will no longer recognize the drive. The USB port definitely works when connected to a USB printer. I've tried plugging in the thumb drive both before booting and after booting, but Win ME just won't find it. I'm at a loss... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

Your drivers for the thumb drive or devices like it are missing or corrupt. Go the manufacture site for download and instructions
 

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Need to format new thumb drive  - 

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I got a 32MB flash drive to use to transfer data between my laptop and my desktop. (No floppy on laptop.) It worked OK for a short while but now laptop doesn't see the files. It shows the drive in Windows Eplorer as USBDISK K: but won't show files. Some were put on the flash drive from the laptop previously and some from the desktop.

The desktop will recognise, read, and write to the flash drive with no problem.

I think I may have a driver problem, but have no yellow or red indications when looking at the USB Controllers in Device Drivers. Here are what's listed:
Net PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Net PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

Any ideas?
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:05:04 AM, on 8/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exeC:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exec:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Ac... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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How do you partition a thumb drive? Obviously, Windows cannot do it natively, but when I used GParted to partition it, it failed. I can created a 16GB partition on a 32GB drive, but I cannot for the life of me format the other half.

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I have been testing partition software since RC and Partition Manager 10 is able to do it.
Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Overview

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I was sent a thumb drive (usb32) from HP Support to install Win 7 on a new hard drive . When I boot using it all I get is a blank screen.  I have tried several times and I get the same results. Not getting a menu to run program from this thumb drive. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Install from thumb drive

@Tuckey, welcome to the forum. You should go into the BIOS to change the setting to boot from a USB drive.  This may solve your problem. For future reference, when requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I bought a new sigmatel thumb drive MP3 player. it is not recognised by computer drive letter both in winme and winxp after plugging. Unless the drive letter appears for this usb device it cannot be formatted. it asks to be reformatted for putting it to use. I have the original driver CD and also followed the troubleshooting tips from the sigmatel website. but nothing works. can anyone guide.
 

A:USB thumb drive MP3 player

Plug it into XP, then right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management. You should be able to format it there. It won't appear as a drive letter in My Computer until it's formatted.
 

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I came across this yesterday. We have two computers set up for use by the public and they are both set up as user1 and user2. The users accounts don't have passwords to them but the admin account on them do. Only two accounts on each computer - user and admin.

Someone tried to access their thumb drive but was denied. Dialogue box said something about needing to be logged in as admininstrator to access thumb drive. Not sure what this is about. I was able to use my computer (admin) and access the thumb drive and print his files but still not sure why accessing a password protected drive would not be possible unless logged in as admin.

imputs anyone?

thanks
 

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I used my thumb drive to copy a file from my XP computer and carry it to my wife's Windows 7 laptop.

The files were self executing set-up files for her printer (exe). When I plugged the thumb drive into her computer it wouldn't read it (Drive requires formating-dialogue box) When I plugged it back into the XP system, I got the same dialog box (Drive is not Formated),

What happened? Is there any way to salvage the one, almost 2, gigabytes of files on my thumb drive?
 

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I've got a similar problem cept, i guess the other way around. When I insert the thumb drive into the computer the autoplay window comes up, but the only options there are, "Download with Adobe Bridge", something like that, and "Cancel". In the past there was an option to open the folder, but it's gone now. How would I go about getting that option back?
 

A:Thumb drive problem

Insert the thumbdrive and open My Computer, Right click on the thumbdrive and choose properties. Go to the AutoPlay tab and you can change settings there.
 

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Hello, I have been infected with Micrsoft.exe Virus. Symantec does not detect that as Vulnerable but Avast does and is not letting me use my Drive. I have two infections on my Thumb Drive one an Autorun.inf and mircsoft.exe. I have tried using the Flash Disinfector but with minimal help. I am considering to run Combofix but it runs a check on the Core only, please advise how to have both these applications off my drive and also protect my Thumb drive from Future infections.Thanks,SafeerEdit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Mircsoft.exe On My Thumb Drive

I formatted mine, with another drive that I suspected was infected I open sUBs flashprogram then connected the drive then executed the flashdisinfector

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I have both a desktop and a laptop running Win7. I use a password manager on my desktop and decided to copy the password manager to a thumb drive to use on the laptop. I copied the folder to the thumb drive and checked it's operation on the desktop and it worked fine. I plugged the thumb drive into my laptop's USB port and the laptop does not recognize it and I get no sound upon inserting. I checked the speaker to be sure it is turned on. I also checked the device manager and it did not show the presence of the thumb drive. What am I overlooking, any suggestions?

A:Thumb drive not recognized

Does the Notebook/Laptop have more than 1 USB port and did you try them all? Did you try other devices in the ports? Did you put the USB Thumb/Flash drive back in the Desktop and it worked? Do you have occasion to try the drive in a different computer? Could be something happened to the drive.

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I use Spotify on my computer to listen to and manage music. With Spotify, you can use it as a music player, but you have to download and install it on a computer. I downloaded it to a thumbdrive so I can use it on the go. I drive cars with computers in them but I can't download anything to the computers. Is there any way to make the program work from the thumb drive?
 

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I have a 16GB thumb drive. Looking for tools to put on it so I can help people when they call me to fix their computer.

A:Tools to put on my thumb drive?

Hello Havoc,

Try some of these.

Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive | Bill Mullins' Weblog - Tech Thoughts

Computer Repair Tools - Technibble

John

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Hi, I am completely new to the Bios/setup, and I am trying to boot up from a thumb drive using an Gigabyte E-350 (usb 2.0 v) motherboard.

I've held the delete key and gone to the advanced section and set the first bootable device to USB-HDD. I have put the thumb drive into one of the usb sockets, but no luck so far. Just keep getting "Loading Operating System ..."

Thanks in advance

A:How do I start up from a Usb thumb drive?

Write the latest official ISO with SP1 for your licensed version to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when others don't.

If it wont' boot, change HD to boot first in BIOS, trigger stick using one-time BIOS Boot menu key given on first screen.

If you have an EFI mobo (check in BIOS) you'll need to install in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums with an UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows .

If you don't want UEFI after watching this video to understand it better: Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube then you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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Hi,
My thumb drive isn't working anymore.... it won't show up in either my home or offive PC (ME and XP respectively)... it just shows up in the system tray but no drive letter is assigned to it. Its green LED lights up.
Can I recover the data or reformat it?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:thumb drive busted??

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I have a 8GB thumb drive, age unknown.
[1] In WinExp, Name:= Removable Disk
[2] In drive Properties, Name:= <empty, no name, an empty string>

When I try to rename the drive "PKT2012" in either [1] or [2] the new name refuses to "stick"

The "Properties" dialog "Name" field is always empty.

Is the drive past its useful life or am I missing something when trying to rename it ?

In drive > Properties > Hardware ... the list of drives is by manufacturer branding/model .... all rather useless when trying to identify the target drive. I have 5 drives.

In drive > Properties > Details (tab) > Property List ... there is a plethora of property-names in random order ... not much help there either that I can see.
"Device Description" := Disk drive
"Display Name" = Disk Drives

AS I experiment with property names the drop down list reorganizes itself with the last selected property at the bottom of the list ... not a lot of help, when the property names are a moving target.

I am trying to clean out a collection of USB thumb drives (ancient and recent) without discarding maybe valuable data (from a time when I thought thumb drives were the way to go).
Now I use one external USB spinner backed up regularly onto another spinner.
All thumb-drives <8gb (nominal) are being tossed out.

I am sure the thumb drives are breeding!

I would appreciate any help ... thenk you

A:Cannot rename USB thumb-drive

See the TIP at the top also (not the tip top )

Drive - Rename

A Guy

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I have a usb thumb drive that the tip came off. Any ideas on how to get my data or fix it?
 

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I've just brought a brand new USB 32GB thumb drive (it was working at that moment), so I decided to format the drive to NTFS, but it takes ages (3 to 4 hours for 10% )and still haven't finish the formating.....so I aborted the format and use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool to format it, but it keep saying that the USB thumb drive is having the write-protected on (in fact, it doesn't have the write-protect lock button at all)......so now I can't format (unable to complete the format) or use the drive at all.....also, if I use the format provided by Windows (right-click at the drive and choose "format") it will give me an error at the end......


Please help!!! SO MANY THANKS!!!

It is a OEM product, the chip is a Samsumg chip. And I bought it on ebay.
 

A:Can't format the USB Thumb drive

If you have a Windows Install CD you can boot with it and tell it to delete all the partitions without having to use DOS. (I use a WinXP cd), I did the same thing once with a 4gb flash drive.
 

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Hello everybody,

Im new to this forum and i want a solution for a problem im facing right now. i bought a MP3 player with 512mb capacity and without any warranty and when i formatted it, my thumbdrive's capacity went to 256mb. im able to double the space of this disk using a program called drive space3 in windows 98 but im not able to use that drive in windows xp. can anyone provide me a solution for this problem, so that i can use this drive in windows xp by doubling the space. otherwise please let me know how to double the space in windows xp for a removable disk. im thankful to you if you can provide me a solution

Thankyou
Sandeep
 

A:Thumb drive 512 became 256 when formatted. Please help

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