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Q: thumb drive screw up

i was putting games onto my thumb drive when my friend pulled it out it screwed up the files and now instead of having 16GB of room o my thumb drive it now has 100MB even though there is nothing on it. anyone got anyway of fixing this problem?

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A: thumb drive screw up

Try reformatting the thumb drive.

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I've been looking all over for the black oval stickers that cover the screws on the back of the laptop that hold the display panel in place. I've found square, circular and rounded rectangle stickers, but not the oval ones.  Anyone know where I might be able to find them?  Also, one of the screws on the bottom of the laptop fell out somewhere. It a black M2 x 9mm screw. I ordered the screw kit from Lenovo but it didn't come with that screw or the oval screw cover stickers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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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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Okay, I've been having a lot of issues with my X1 Yoga 3rd gen. lately. I've been getting the 2100 detection error constantly and I'm pretty sure it must be due to a loose connection to the drive that happened during the manufacturing of the device. I've previously attempted to unscrew the screw that holds the M.2 in place, or should be theoretically. To no avail, I started stripping the screw so if I'm even successful in removing this screw I will need a replacement. Could someone give any assistance in finding out what type of screw this may be and how I could get a replacement? I don't know how people can still recommend Lenovo honestly. This has been a nightmare.

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Hi guys, I'm here trying to find a solution to a problem I have with on of my hard drives. Recently I had a laptop that was bad and I decided to take out the hard drive and formatted clean so I took it out and I connected it externally to another computer via USB but after formatting I could see that there was a partition on the hard drive that was still taking a little space and I wanted the drive wiped completely so I started messing with it and I went to My Computer Selected the Hard drive and choose disk management and while I was there I started deleting the partition but I know i deleted something else that was important because now the drive just wont be recognized by the computer. I really appreciate any suggestions you guys may have as to how to be able to fix this and get it working again. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Screw UP!!

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To begin with I have o say right off I'm totally illiterate to what I'm doing.

I thought it would be no big deal to remove my original harddrive and add a newer one.. After all it was just a few screws and two plugs !

Obviously I was wrong ! Now I need help badly !

It's the very computer I'm online with right now, but it's very slow and if I have to remove the hard drive I won't be able to access the web for anymore help.

So here's what I have and I hope someone can help me out here.

I have a Dimension XPS T550 of which has according to the Belarc advisor :

Windows 98SE

Pentium III

32 kilobyte primary memory cache

512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

2.15 gigabytes usable hard drive capacity

1.51 gigabytes hard drive free space

HP CD-Writer

Toshhiba DVD-ROM

Generic IDE hard disk drive (2.15 GB) - drive 0

Iomega Zip 100 (Hard drive) - drive 255

Now the problem being I installed a 80 GB Western Digital Hard Drive. Like I said before I just unplugged the old and installed the new, nothing else. I figured it was alright it booted up.

I tried using the Data Lifeguard Tools that came with it on boot up, but the floppy drive will not read it, other floppys it will. I tried downloading the Windows version of it and that won't work either, it says I already have hard drives there.

I don't understand alot here, but the jumpers are set like they came. There are 5 rows of pins and it is set with the end pins covered.

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A:Need help badly - New hard drive screw up !

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first off, MERRY CHRISTMAS..
i have a hard drive question. i have an compag presario, iwas getting a syntac error. i called one of the comp. places here in town and was told it was the hard drive. using my xp disc it would not install or anything. so i called tiger direct and asked them which hd i needed. i was told that i needed an WD400AAJB. i think i hit the wrong button and ended up with anWD caviar 400GB sata-3G hd. is there any way to make that one work or am i going to have to send it back? also, does syntac errors mean bad hard drive?
 

A:Solved: Hard drive screw up.

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Hey All, I have a probook 450 g3 that originally came with m.2 ssd only, no mechanical hard drive. I wanted to add a hard drive for secondary storage on the empty spot but there was no mounting bracket or screw provided with it. Where can I buy these parts. I tried searching on amazon but no luck or maybe I'm not serching correctly. Anyone know reputable place to purchase these?

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The hard drive screws tha came with the computer are too short to work. They are shorter than the rubber grommet. The screws on the hard drive that came with the computer are much larger. What size do I need?

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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
 

A:XP wont see thumb drive Network drive F

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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
 

A:Flash Drive/Thumb Drive how to enable

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I have an HP envy 17 that had the broken hinge. I took the laptop apart and epoxied the hinge and it worked beautifully. I have it all back together but am missing the screw and metal retainer that is under the rubber foot on the left hinge. Is there anywhere I can get theses missing pieces or is there a simple way to put another type of screw in the hole I'm afraid without this screw as support it will weaken the spring again. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Getzie

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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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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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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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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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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
 

A:Thumb Drive Help

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

A:Thumb Drive

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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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Hi,

Is it possible to install XP on a USB thumb drive so I can carry my XP with me where ever I go?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installing XP on a USB Thumb drive

I'm afraid windows is not installable to such a drive. Even if it was it would be a blatant violation of the EULA, as it states the software can be installed only on one machine. What you might need is a live CD such as can be found with some of the linux live systems. But then you would have to learn how to drive or ride a bike all over again . Meaning you would find Linux to be a little different from what you're accustomed to. But if you're looking to have a portable system that leaves no traces of your browsing or personal information when you leave, Linux might be the answer.
edit: forgot to mention some of those Linux distributions have been successfully put onto a thumb drive, as you asked.

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I've got a 2 gb thumb drive (usb) that when I try to delete any files, I get the message the drive is "write protected". Remove the write protection, or use another disk. How do you remove the write protection? I didn't know it was write protected
scouter702
 

A:Can't delete from thumb drive

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I have an Attache' 2 GB thumb drive that works fine in 3 other computers. When I plug it into mine, I can't see the files that are on it. I can see the drive in My Computer. I also cannot put anything on the drive. When I try to I get an error:

ERROR COPYING FILE OR FOLDER
Cannot copy (filename): Cannot find the specified file.
Make sure you specify the correct path and file name.

I know the filename is correct as I am dragging and dropping it into the thumb drive. I had this problem once before but don't remember how I fixed it. I'm sure it was some setting on this computer that was wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yea, Windows XP Pro OS.

A:Thumb Drive Won't Work

You could try saving all the files onto one of the computers where the drive does work properly. Then reformat the USB drive to FAT32. Copy the files back again and test it on the problem PC.

If this doesn't work try uninstalling all the USB drivers. XP will reinstall them on the next restart.

Control Panel > double-click System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button
Click the plus sign to the left of the entry Universal Serial Bus controllers. For each of the entries listed there right-click on the entry and select Uninstall. When all have been removed restart your PC and retest the flash drive.

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Is there a way to elimante the software from the USB Thumb Drives that the manufacturer insists in attempting to install whenever you plug one of these in? I don't want to use Memorex's U3 software but I can not see any way to get rid of it on the drive.
Thanks
Bill
 

A:USB Thumb Drive Question

Have you tried formatting 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 am running XP home on a compaq presario 5000. Has two usb ports on front of machine. I can plug in my digital camera and it is recognized. I plugged in an external hard drive and it was recognized but thumb drives from 56 K to 256 megs are not. I have looked everywhere I can think of but have not found a way to get this machine to recognize the drive. Perhaps it can't... Any help appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Thumb drive isn't recognized

Have you tried the back ports? Did these work before, sounds like first try though?
Front ports on older pc's did not have the same power on the buss in many cases.
Have you tried these on any other pc?
 

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I am having trouble with my thumb drive. I can format it okay with FAT32, but not NTFS. Both Full and Quick format both end with "The format did not complete successfully". I have also tried from the command prompt and GParted. GParted did not return any errors, but Windows would not recognize it. Any suggestions?

A:thumb drive troubles

Try it from an elevated cmd prompt.

You could use #1-#11 in this tutorial (method 2) to do it.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create[2]=General%20Tips

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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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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

A:Thumb drive malware

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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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 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 think I killed my 512 thumb drive by removing it from the PC with going through the proper sequence. I had heard that it didn't make any difference as long as the download/upload was complete. Is that not true?

Now, when I plug it in, it still appears in My Computer as a Removable Drive, but when I double-click it, it won't open. I get an error message saying "Insert Disk in X Drive."

JP
 

A:Death of a thumb drive

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my son thought he could load a program on his thumbdrive off of another computer. and now when he plugs it in to any computer, it says, it needs to be formatted.. He knows if it is formatted he will loose everything including pictures from his tour in Iraq. I know .. and he knows he should have copied the pictures.. but he didn't. I don't think he will repeat the mistake.

is there anything that can be done to salvage the informaiton on the drive?

any assistance or information will be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.
 

A:Thumb drive Trouble.

if he tried to 'load a program from another pc'
that is probably WHY it needs to be formatted,
on this forum, the rules here:
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
say no-one can help with piracy,
.
on recovering the pictures,
there are a number of data recovery softwares available,
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=data+recovery+software&btnG=Google+Search
pick one, it MIGHT work,
.
depending upon HOW important the pics,
there are professional services available,
http://www.google.com/search?num=50&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=data+recovery+services&btnG=Search
 

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hi community

this a general question, hope some one can clarify for me....thanks all in advance

my os is window xp pro........

can a thumb drive be paritition into 2 drives and if possible, how can i do the partitioning ? my thumb drive is "Trek" brand and is 1GB space.

thanks again to everybody

A:Thumb Drive Partition

You can get a user manual here:http://www.thumbdrive.com/downloads.php#ManualsSome of these drives come with logon software and some do not.You need to determine what is on your drive before formating it.

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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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Just going to throw this out and I have researched this somewhat. We have company pc's and we're allowed to be on the internet. We know that big brother can and does watch what we're doing. I want a flash drive that I can plug in, utilizing the company pc, but only using the resources of the internet and be invisible, leaving not a trace of what I'm doing.
So, I want to be able to browse/surf (yes, portable firefox), and most importantly, I want to be able to download exe. games or other programs and have my thumbdrive handle it. I was told I would need an emulator or something, and also most games require direct X.
As it is now, if I "DARE" download a game on company PC, which I do not, it wants to install on PC. There is no option of downloading in to my older 1G thumbdrive.
I need some direction as what is it that I need to get and do.
Thank you very much.
 

A:secure thumb drive for on-the-go

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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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I have a thumb drive that has been in my desk drawer for months. It is labeled W7 ISO.

What do I really have and what can I accomplish with it. Is it something that I should keep?

It's 2.4 GB of something. I know I created it back when I had a different computer with W7 but I don't remember why or what I intended to use it for.

I guess an even more pressing question would be: "Should I do the same thing now that I am on a different computer"?
 

A:Thumb Drive Labeled: W7 ISO

It looks like the you copied the installation ISO for Win 7 onto a flash drive, so any subsequent installs would process a lot faster than running from DVD. If you are on a different computer, which OS are you running on there?
 

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