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Sandisk mini will not work on my PC but does work in my Laptop

Q: Sandisk mini will not work on my PC but does work in my Laptop

I am running XP pro.
I purchased my Cruzer mini 1.0GB, plugged it into a usb on the main computer but could not get Explorer to recognize the drive. It will light up occasionally and sound is heard (dum dum + dah dum)plugging in and unplugging. It does have info on it in which I added by plugging into my laptop. I also renamed the drive Cruzer_1GB. It has no problems at all when used on my laptop or my spare pc (which all use xp pro) to exchange info.
My main computer recognizes my Cruzer Titanium 512MB and assigns it a drive letter. When I place both Cruzers side by side in laptop or my spare pc, it recognizes both, assigns different drive letters and exchanges info with no problems.
Obviously, its must be a setting of some sort. Please help.

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I recently purchased a Sandisk Micro Cruzer 4G with U3 formatting. I downloaded a lot of information of it and used it for several days before the device stopped working all together. It has a light that indicates power on it and while using it one day the folder closed and the light turned off. Since that moment I haven't been able to re-open the flashdrive.

I've only used it in my laptop- which runs Windows XP Service Pack2. My laptop still recognizes other flashdrives and the usb ports seem to be functioning normally.

There were a couple of things out of the ordinary though, when I used the cruzer. The flashdrive overheats and our AVG virus protection kept detecting a threat on the flashdrive itself. It only popped up when the stick was plugged in.

I have already browsed the forums and looked at other people's answers and tried all the suggestions. The stick does not show up using Device Management, re-booting the computer doesn't work, and it isn't listed under My Computer. So if anyone else knows how to make this stupid thing work--- PLEASE help me!!!! I would really like my files back since I cannot replace them.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer 4G U3 won't work.

Hmmm . . . No backup. Must not have been anything important on it.

Best hope: Contact the manufacturer and see if they offer a data recovery service.
 

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printer: hp officejet pro 6830
purpose: scan directly from printer/scanner to usb

I have 1 usb that works with the printer when I hit "scan, then memory device, then put in usb."
I have 1 usb that does NOT work with the printer when I do the same thing.

The usb that works likely has infected files so I bought a new usb. I originally formatted the new usb to linux, but when that didn't work in the printer/scanner, in which I got the error message, I then formatted it to windows. But that didn't work either. The printer error message said "corrupted or uses an unsupported format such as NTFS."

The fdisk -l readout for usb that WORKS:
boot: *
start: 64
end: 31457216
sectors: 31457216
id: b
size: 15Gb
type: w95 fat 32

The fdisk -l readout for usb that DOESN'T WORK:
boot: (doesn't say anything/ no symbols...)
start: 32
end: 30605311
sectors: 30605280
size: 14.6 Gb
id: c
type: w95 fat 32 (LBA)

The main thing I notice is that the "start" for the working usb is 64 and for the non-working usb is 32. The non-working usb was formatted in a 32-bit computer. The working one was never formatted, just used as it came, and had windows files saved to it.

I do have another computer with 64 bit that I can use to format it there, but that laptop may also be infected whereas the 32 bit has a much lesser chance of being infected. So, I would much rather try to correctly format the usb on the 32 bit computer, but if it definitely needs a... Read more

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Hi, i have some problems with my 8gb flash drive.
i get a few error when i try to fix it the way i can only think off, maybe someone else knows how i can fix it.

firstly: When i plug it in i get this error:


I click format as i think it will fix it and i get this:
As you can see it says "unknown capacity" and i dont know why or how to fix it.

i then click format and i get this error:
i then click close on the format window as i dont know what else to do and i get this error:

I have it plugged in correctly as its only 1 and a half inches long and it plugs smoothly into my usb port. The only thing i can think of that has made it crash like this is that the school computers have the "safely remove hardware" feature removed so i have to just remove it. Nothing has been done to this to damage the actuall hardware physically.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this i would appreciate it, if you could point me in the right direction.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Sandisk usb flash drive wont work

Try formatting it FAT32, instead of FAT. If that doesn't work try using this utility: http://download.chip.eu/en/USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool_176935.html
 

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Hello,

as I was putting music on my USB stick, and tried to plug it into another computer it totally stopped working on me. My computer recognizes it as hardware, but I can only "safely remove" it. It doesn't get a driver assigned, or no window pops up with my files. How can I get it to work again?
 

A:USB Stick (SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1.0 GB) Doesn't Work

By the way, I've tried to work it on 4 different computers and it doesn't work. So it's not my computers fault.
 

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sandisk x300 ssd m.2 2280 doesn't work with my elitedesk 800 g2 mini how it works ?? thanks

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??
 

A:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.
 

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1 MONTH AGO, I BOUGHT A LAPTOP LENOVO Y700 8Y WITH WINDOWS,  BUT SOME KEYS DOESNT WORK, for example NEVER WORK THE KEY 4 OF THE NUMERIC KEYBOARD AND SOME OTHER KEYS LIKE DAMAGE, DELETE, DELETE, A, S, D BETWEEN OTHERS, BUT THIS KEYS WORKS SOMETIMES.I do not know if they are the drivers or indeed the physical keyboard is damaged, since I have tried with a usb keyboard and all the keys work. Sometimes the mouse also stops working TOO.

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Got a second hand 40gb hard drive for my smasung vm7000 as the one its got is tiny. When inserted hard drive into lappy it comes up with disk read error press control alot del. However if put this in external closure works fine. This hd has win xp on it and still has some docs on it which the seller has asked me to copy to cd for him. Do I need to formatt and reload xp on it to work. Please help guys as am trying to give an aging laptop a new lease of life(and yes im upgrading the ram)
 

A:Solved: hard drive wont work in laptop but will work externelly

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A few days ago i had to reinstall my sound driver after updating windows and sometimes if i take out my speakers out of the speaker jack my speakers on the laptop wont work sometimes without shutting down my music program or it will be vise versa please help me out

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Our windows 10 computer says wi-fi is connected but it won't load websites. Have full bars and works fine on laptop. Internet service provider is Winstream. Possible command prompt fix available?
 

A:Wifi wont work on desktop x64 hp pc but will work on laptop.

I believe it's a usb router linksys wireless g usb connection.
 

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Hi,

I have a mini CD with the software for my Philips Voice Recorder. And I have got along fine without installing the software, but now the device is saying it is full, when I know I deleted all the files from within Windows Explorer. So I thought I should install the bespoke software.

But the mini CD is only showing a list of files including the installation exe file. But when I click on it in Windows Explorer, it says please insert a disk!

The DVD RW drive is a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA

Any ideas?

thanks

A:Mini CD won't work in my PC

Hello RealGem

Go to the Phillips website and search your device name !! There should be the software

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Hi. I have a HP Mini 210 that its trackpad doesnt want to work even when i was using window 7 starter. i couldn't get a solution so installed window 10npro 64bit thinking it will install the drivers.  Please help i cannot get the trackpad working

A:I have a HP Mini 210 that the trackpad doesn't want to work

Hi there @Oswald25 Thank you for posting on the HP Forums I can see you are experiencing some issues with the track pad. I would like to help out with that!  The first thing I recommend is to go into "device manager", click "mouse and other pointing devices", right click your mouse and select "update driver".  Would you please post back with the full product number of the computer and Windows version you are currently using? For product number click here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824 For Windows version click here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13443/windows-which-operating-system Hit the "Accept as Solution" if we've reached a solution, and the "thumbs up" to say thanks for my help. Have a great day

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Per the title, upgrading the home router, and I am seeking an upgrade from my internal Intel Centrino N-2200 to an AC compatible card. The last thread posted on this topic is about a year old (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/any-wireless-AC-PCI-express-cards-approv...), so I thought I would repost with the latest BIOS revision. I have reviewed the equipment list here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd024705 but the bullet points titled "PCIe Half Mini Card", "Wireless WAN upgradable on selected models", "PCI Express Mini Card" are a bit ambiguous. Are there any AC whitelisted wireless cards? How would I be able to determine if my WAN Adapter is upgradable? Thanks.

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I posted a question but it was edited and I think I was misunderstood.
So I'll trying asking it better now...

I own a Tecra M11-103 it has both a vga port/bus (im not sure how to call it) and a mini displayport.
Everything worked fine until in the middle of watching TV (notebook was connected to the TV via mini displayport to hdmi adapter) something went wrong and since then the port is not identified... the vga port works fine but the mini displayport just stopped recognising whenever a cable is plugged into it...

How can I reinstall the port itself?
I tried reinstalling the display driver but it didn't help, I thought of maybe reinstalling the chipset utility but I don't know what it means and what's the danger...

If my question is still unclear please help me privide the most accurate information...
Thanks
Etty

A:Tecra M11-103 - mini displayport does not seem to work

Hi mate:
Please don't start always new threads about one and the same theme.
Please follow this first thread to avoid misunderstandings:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=237063

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I put my adaptor card in and nothing happens, but when I put my regular sandisk card in, the computer responds to it. Why won't my adaptor card work?
 

A:Mini sandisk not working on my PC

Can you "see" the card? You probably must reformat the card to get it working properly.
 

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I bought a 128MB USB Cruzer Mini recently which is supposed to run on XP and Win98SE computers. I installed it successfully on two XP computers (no driver required) and one WIN98SE computer (required a driver download). It appears to install ok on two other WIN98SE machines, but they cannot find the drive. I have installed and uninstalled it several times without success. The Sandisk site gives a procedure which requires a lot of hacking of the registry. The instructions are really not too precise, and I am afraid to mess with it without better instructions. Also, I don't have any confidence that it will solve the problem. Does anyone have any experience or advice?
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini

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Found my old Sandisk Cruzer Mini flash drive, 256mb.

When I plug it in, it doesn't seem to work, doesn't light up like its supposed to, computer doesn't see it. What could be wrong with it? Corrupted or something?
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini

can you try it in another computer? It could be the card itself or the USB port.
 

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Hello. I got my Lenovo Thinkpad p50 with W10 about 3 weeks ago and have been using it with lots of success but just today I tried to connect a Dell U2414H conventional external display via mini Display Port and the laptop sounds once I plug the cable but then the external monitor goes to "Energy Saving Mode" and shows only black screen. Looking inside the configuration at desk.cpl, both, integrated and external displays are shown but for the external display the fields of "Resolution", "Orientation" and "Advanced config" are grayed so I can't change anything. Can anyone please help me with this? Thanks in advance.

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I have an Acer 11.6" Aspire One AO751H netbook. I want to upgrade the wireless-G to N. This model takes the half size mini pci-e cards. I just recently purchased the Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 card. Installed it yesterday, booted the computer, and so far so good. It recognized the card right away and the driver installation was successful. The wifi activity light works, the card is recognized, but it is unable to detect any networks. It just flashes that little balloon at the bottom saying "wireless networks unavailable". Try to refresh the network list, and i still get nothing. I tried turning the card off, then on again, but nothing. I checked on the driver in Device Manager, and it says it is functioning properly.

I have the most up-to-date BIOS and I am running 32-bit XP Pro (downgraded from the factory installed VISTA). I was wondering if maybe there was an issue with the antennas? The 5300 card has 3 antenna inputs, but the laptop only has two antennas. I was told on numerous forums that it would still function fine with only two antennas, however. I obtained the most up-to-date driver for the card right from intel's website and it installed without any issues at all. Does anyone have any input on to why this card seems to have installed fine, but cannot detect wireless networks? Should I try an older driver? I know many people have upgraded the wifi in this Aspire Ones, so I can't see it simply being incompatible.
 

A:CANNOT get Intel 5300 mini PCI-E WIFI to work

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Does my HP Pavilion Mini Desktop - 300-221 (gift) work with my Window XP Home Version 2002 Operating system?

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Looking to replace my old Iomega Zip Drive with a much smaller and quieter, and larger storage capacity Iomega Mini USB Drive. Currently, have Iomega Sync automatic backup software which came with the Zip Drive. Iomega pre-sales support who I contacted says their Iomega Sync software should work with their Mini USB Drive, but they have not tested it. From experience, does anyone really know if this will work?
 

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I just bought a used graphics card (Radeon HD 6870) because it has mini displayports for the sole purpose of connecting to my Apple Cinema Display (LED version).

I've tried inserting the mdp that comes out of the ACD into the graphics card and nothing happens. At all.

The graphics card itself works just fine when I use the DVI to my dell.

I'm not sure if it's the ACD not being compatible or the ports being inactive/dead. I'm not sure how to test for the latter since I don't have any other mdp devices.

I'm really stumped. I want to clear up my desk and just use my ACD alone.
 

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Hello:
I am running a vista Home Basic 32-bit system, and for some reason, in IE7, the mini players and myspace videos on myspace and various other sites (AOL Video) will not play...

I've tried everything, from disabling my HOSTS file, resetting the IE zones, etc...but so far nothing...I even went into IE7s options Advanced tab, and "Reset" IE7 to factory defaults...

http://myspace.com/ahoier is a page, that contains a "mini player", but on that page it tells me, "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Click here to get the latest flash player."

The "band players" on band pages work fine though, for example http://myspace.com/mest works no problem...

Also, videos don't seem to be working either, such as http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1574638257 - same message there, "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Click here to get the latest flash player."

I've even tried adding http://*.myspace.com/* to my "Trusted Sites" area in IE7...still no mini players or myspace videos.

I've installed the Macromedia Player many times now with the "Installation Complete" and still back at square one...

Also, if it matters, AOL Videos don't seem to work, http://video.aol.com/video/avril-lavigne-when-youre-gone/1926106 was the one i tried.... Read more

A:Solved: Myspace mini players won't work?

well, I don't know what I did...

a combination of adding sites to my trusted zone, and allow cookies, using the uninstall directions at http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=57669#javaie7 - clearing the cache and cookies, and rebooting my system it seems to be working now...

MySpace Videos and AOL Videos now work...

Ironically enough, I followed directions to get "YouTube" videos working, even though they were already working....go figure
 

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On my lenovo t530 I have a mini displayport adapter that I connect to my tv for home use. When I do NOT have the cable plugged in, I can play youtube videos just fine. When the cable is plugged IN, youtube videos do not load. They buffer, but they will not play. Netflix, hulu, and any other video software loads just fine. Picture is fine, audio is fine, but youtube videos exclusively do not work. What do I do?

edit: I have done some further research. When I close the lid on my laptop and the tv screen is the main display, youtube will not work. But if I have the lid open and my tv is the extended display, the same video loads just fine with the mini displayport cable in. I hope this helps!
 

A:Youtube videos won't work when mini displayport cable is in

what about videos from other online services like Teacher Tube or PBS Learning Media?
 

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so i really want this amd 7570 but idk if it will work in my system its a 305 watt psu with a q6600 and windows 10 64 bit. pls resopnd

A:will a amd 7570 work on my dell optiplex 745 mini tower

Yeah it should work fine.
AMD Radeon HD 7570:
www.ebay.com/.../112633330118 ($20)

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HiI cant get a picture on my monitor using the mini display port, i am using a mini dislay port too hdmi cable, but i dont get anything on the monitor.  My notrebook is a Lenovo L540 with only Intel HD4600 graphic and windows 10.

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I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad that has a built-in Intel Pro Wireless 2100 LAN 3B Mini PCI adapter. A while back, after trying to set up a router, and monkeying with settings, I found I could no longer connect. The OEM-installed IBM Access Connections was no help, and Windows tells me it cannot configure the adapter/connections. At first I thought the card was defective, but 2 new ones have the same results. I've been using a USB adapter, but would like to get the built-in working again. My friend thought I could remove IBM Access Connections and install different software to operate the adapter.

Two questions:
1.Does this sound feasible?
2.Can someone recommend some software (preferably freeware)?
 

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Bought a gtx 460 for some reason. And for some other reason HDMI is shown as no input. I read somewhere to get audio through hdmi u have to enable it throguh bios have to enable visual hdmi there as well?

Also I wanted to know a good program that lets me see how my video card is performing and if its being bottleknecked?
 

A:Can't get Mini HDMI input to work from graphics card

If you want to check if your video card is being bottlenecked, just open up resource manager and play any game you like.

Check how much strain is being put on the cpu and compare it to the gpu usage.

GPU-Z is my personal favorite gpu monitoring program. Get it from TechPowerUp.

If you have a core 2 duo running under 3.5 ghz it'll most likely be a bottleneck in modern games.

However, with a quad core with a clock rate of at least 2.5 or so then you should be fine.

Also, it really depends on the game.

Older games less cores doesn't really matter as much as the gpu. Newer games can become really demanding on both the cpu and gpu.
 

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I was just wondering if between the regular Kingston 1GB Flash USB drive and the Sandisk Mini 1GB Flash USB drive which is better? The only difference is that the Kingston has a 5yr warrenty but only 2 for the Sandisk.
 

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I have a SanDisk Cruzer Mini USB Device (256 MB) but it shows up as only having 244 MB. Why is this? At first I thought hat by 1MB SanDisk meant 256 * 1000 * 1000 bytes but windows explorer says that the device has 256,598,016 bytes which invalidates that theroy. Can anyone explain this? Is this USB drive defective?
 

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Hi,
 
I have a T450s and since I updated to Windows 10 I don't get anything out of the mini-display port. I have tried installing all new drivers and updating the BIOS per Lenovo's support website but I still can't get an external display to work over the mini-display port. Please provide a solution to this problem!
 
Moderator note: Post moved to T series forum.  Model added to subject.

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xxx

Hey,

Here's the problem. I have a Win. 98 in the other room and I have my MP3 player on it. I wanted to use my Cruzer Mini 512 to transfer files but it won't work. I've installed drivers directly from Sandisk.com, but it still doesn't work. I've done it about three times (reinstalling that is), and the thing doesn't work. I don't have internet on it so I can't like scan the web for a driver or something like that. If anyone has a solution or has had this problem I could use some help. :suspiciou
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini Driver and Installation

are you running windows 98 se or just plain windows 98?
 

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I have one of these, a 1 gb, and it just went thru the washing machine.

I let it sit 2 weeks,and plugged it in and it works fine, my question is, is anything going to rust on the inside and have it die on me at some point in the future ?
 

A:Sandisk mini-cruiser USB memory stick

Don't know but if you do it again put it in some isoproyl alcohol and shake it around. The alcohol will dry better then the water so doing this helps.

Old trick for those small bottles you wash and you want to get the inside dried out.
 

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please help me with my problem. i borrrowed 512mb SANDISK Cruze mini USB from my classmate. Then ive been using it for so many times but then the last time i used it Windows XP didnt detect the device anymore. I even used it to other WINDOWS but still the computers didnt detect it . What im going to do? Is there anyway i can fix the USB? Can you give me an advice? Please help me... Please help... Im very desperate because i can't afford to pay for it or buy another USB.
 

A:Problem on the 512mb SANDISK Cruzer Mini USB

never post in all bold or all caps, it is against forum guidelines and a moderator will likely delete your thread.

USB drives are destroyed accidentally by static discharge all the time, it is not uncommon...
 

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Hi guys. I bought a Sandisk mini cruzer 512 pendrive 3 months ago. It was OK but 2 weeks ago it stopped working in any computer I plugged it in. The light would come on for 3 seconds or so and then it would turn off and it's not recognized by the PC at all. I suspect a pendrive hardware problem. I have read a lot of posts giving instructions to reformat, reboot and so on but none of these solutions work if your PC doesn't physically detect the pendrive. Before I throw the pen into the garbage can (and with it the 67$ it took from my pocket!), does anyone know if the pendrive could be brought back to life in any way?
 

A:Sandisk mini cruzer USB pendrive not working

W98SE computers are quite good for reformatting them in FAT32.
Get the W98SE driver from the Sandisk website.
 

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I need to find a driver for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb. I am running windows 95. I do have 2 USB ports and they are working correctly now.
 

A:drivers for windows 95 for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb

A Windows 95 driver does not exist for this device. http://www.sandisk.com/retail/drivers-sdcz2.asp
 

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It appears people continue to have problems with these drives. Sometimes the drive just goes dead, but many times they can be fixed.

Here is one way that I know fixed mine, and its fixed several others throughout this forum, but the continued posting the same problem and the lack of people posting this as a solution has made it apparent we need a sticky on it.

1. Find a computer with Windows98 (I think First Edition will work, but I used SE) and then download and install the driver for it (Windows98 requires a driver to read the drive).
2. Plug in the your Sandisk Cruzer.
2b. The drive should appear, try and open it and get all your data off, if the drive doesn't appear there may still be hope (details later).
3. Format the drive as FAT32.
4. Recopy your data back, and plug it into an XP machine, its fixed.

Now if 98 didn't see the drive, there is an HP utility for formatting USB flash drives, do a search on these forums for HP and Sandisk and Format and it will probably come up. Try that, if that doesn't work, I'd say there is a 90% chance your drive is hosed.
 

A:Before Posting Sandisk Cruzer Micro/Mini Problems

an alternate solution for XP users is to go into

Control panel , admin tools, computer management, disk management

and right click on the letter of the flash drive that is not working

format it. (this will low level format the drive.) XP views the drive as a hard disk.

exit
then go to my computer
tools
right click on your flash drive, format, and high level format. Now your directory information will be loaded.
You may be able to use some recovery software to retrieve files if you haven't written anything else to the flash drive, but data recovery is not guaranteed.
 

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When I go to My Computer to access my memory stick (which shows up as Removable Disk [G:] ) I get a message that says "Please insert disk into drive G:".

I can't format the memory stick (don't know if you are supposed to format a memory stick).

When I click on Properties, it says 0 available space, 0 used space.

I am running XP with SP2 on a Compaq.

Please help!
 

A:Memory Stick (Sandisk Cruzer Mini) HELP NEEDED

SanDisk Cruzer 512mb Mini - Needs to be formatted somehow?????

So, it appears that you are having the same problem that I am having. Here is how my problem happened. I had it plugged into a computer that I was about to Fdisk and format. I thought that there was a small partition on this hard drive of 512mb, so I removed the partition, only to realize that the partition I removed was my SanDisk 512mb memory stick....So, any luck getting yours back. Essentially, you should be able to fdisk or create a partition and format again, but it doesn't work like a hard drive. It keeps asking me to insert a disk into my Drive E (the drive letter that is designated). On yours it could be E or F or whatever....Can't seem to get any help from SanDisk on line, so I am searching around the net. My e-mail address is [email protected] if anyone can help. Thanks. JT
 

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It appears people continue to have problems with these drives. Sometimes the drive just goes dead, but many times they can be fixed.

Here is one way that I know fixed mine, and its fixed several others throughout this forum, but the continued posting the same problem and the lack of people posting this as a solution has made it apparent we need a sticky on it.

1. Find a computer with Windows98 (I think First Edition will work, but I used SE) and then download and install the driver for it (Windows98 requires a driver to read the drive).
2. Plug in the your Sandisk Cruzer.
2b. The drive should appear, try and open it and get all your data off, if the drive doesn't appear there may still be hope (details later).
3. Format the drive as FAT32.
4. Recopy your data back, and plug it into an XP machine, its fixed.

Now if 98 didn't see the drive, there is an HP utility for formatting USB flash drives, do a search on these forums for HP and Sandisk and Format and it will probably come up. Try that, if that doesn't work, I'd say there is a 90% chance your drive is hosed.
 

A:Before Posting Sandisk Cruzer Micro/Mini Problems

an alternate solution for XP users is to go into

Control panel , admin tools, computer management, disk management

and right click on the letter of the flash drive that is not working

format it. (this will low level format the drive.) XP views the drive as a hard disk.

exit
then go to my computer
tools
right click on your flash drive, format, and high level format. Now your directory information will be loaded.
You may be able to use some recovery software to retrieve files if you haven't written anything else to the flash drive, but data recovery is not guaranteed.
 

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I am not certain into which category I should post this because it crosses Windows and Mac borders, but:

I just recently purchased a SanDisk cruzer mini 2.0 GB flash drive.

I run 2 Mac minis and a Compaq with Windows/XP. I attempted to copy the Compaq Documents folder to the SanDisk as the Compaq is being replaced with another Windows machine and I want to preserve the data. I also dumped the email and Contact info for later import.

I did the copy on the Compaq (using one of the USB connections):

When looking at the data on my mini:
-I discover that embedded folders/directories did not consistently copy- (the embedded FOLDERS, even several layers deep did copy), the DOCUMENTS did not. But documents in the first level (inside no folder except DOCUMENTS) DID copy.
-Then when I attempted to delete the (empty) folders the SanDisk hung. Then I restarted (nothing else would work) and attempted to replace the empty folders with real ones. Again the SanDisk hung.

Right now I feel like a I have a 2.0 GB necklace, but useless as a backup device.

Does anyone have a clue on what I can do to clear, then re-copy, the data?
Pete F
 

A:SanDisk cruzer mini 2.0 GB flash drive-locked up

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What on EARTH process is always running in the background to make my hard drive chatter away for literally nearly 3-5 minutes after a bootup...and we're talking with a FRESH install!....Some something is running a LOT in the background but task manager is absolutely worthless in pointing out what is going on...It even gets to the point where , after having the Edge browser opened and perusing the internet for awhile, things get so bogged down, and windows is too stupid to tell me exactly WHY it's bogged down, things get to where even a mouse click is delayed upwards of 10 seconds! lol. Sometimes things completely freeze and pushing the reset button is the only way out...I've gone as far as downloading Avasts 'emergency startup' disc and booting from it , thinking there might be a virus, but it found nothing (although I'm wondering if it's loading a small portion of windows, which if it is, and a virus or malware is in that small portion, booting to the disc and running the anti-virus software is pointless...maybe I should try it with a linux based emergency disc?) ....

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Help guys I am desperate, I am spending so much money on cables and splitters but nothing is working.  L560 with a 40A1 Pro Dock. I have connected one screen using the displayport on the back of my pro dock, another screen on the VGA on the back my pro dock. Then I want to connect a 3rd screen but I have tried everything and it just doesn't work: -mini displayport from laptop to displayport of monitor, recognized by computer but screen won't turn on goes right into standby mode-tried a displayport splitter but this doesn't work-tried a USB 3.0 video adapter to VGA doesn't work I updated all lenovo drivers incl. bios, all monitors are same and brand new (AOC I2490VXQ)  

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Alright guys, I have just refreshed my pc because I was having numerous problems with it and it turned out to be a bad stick of RAM. However, now I am having software issues. Whenever I try to make a call on the desktop version of skype, the program crashes. Whenever I try to open HP support assistant, the program crashes. When i am using the metro app version of skype I get a weird artifacting type problem on any of the buttons. I have this same problem in internet explorer and on Netflix. Netflix will not play on Chrome. It will play on IE, but with the button artifacting problems. My computer will not pair via bluetooth with my phone. What would be your recommended course of action? I don't know where to begin. I have tried updating drivers and the like but it has not helped.

Thank you

A:Bluetooth won't work, skype won't work, ntflix won;t work

Microsoft zune won't work either. It crashes when trying to set up.

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Hello,

My Sandisk Cruzer mini (1GB) doesn't work in combination with Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit version. He asks for a driver, but Windows Update can't find the right one. The Sandisk website doesn't seems to give any support around this subject and there's no driver availible on the Sandisk website.
The device works good on other Vista versions here (Home premium's 32bit), but not on this system.


Does anyone have this device and got it working on the Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit version or knows how to get it working?

/edit: I'm working with the Dutch version of Vista Ultimate.

A:Sandisk Cruzer mini 1.0GB Vista Ultimate 64bit driver not found

try this link:

Windows Vista USB Flash Drive Driver Problem - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

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