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Q: thumb drive not showing up

Just purchased 128mb thumb drive, using usb port. I changed the drive lettet to "F", in admin tools, so it wouldn't conflict w/any other drives, removable and otherwise. Can't get it to show up in "my computer", under removable drives. Device mgr says working properly. Can you help. Thank you. Insurer.

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A: thumb drive not showing up

Ummm....don't assign a drive letter in admin tools as this is a removable drive and will be assigned a drive letter dynamically. If new fixed drives or network drives are added the letter will automatically change.

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I've had a logitech thumb drive for about 6 months now. Everything worked great until today, when it just won't show up on my desktop. I've now tried two desktop systems and 2 laptops, and it won't show up on any of them. All of them recognize the external drive and say it is ready to use, but then I can't find it anywhere to get my files from or add files to. Normally, a box comes up right away asking what I'd like to do, but now...nothing. The files on the thumb drive are a big deal and I can't get to them!!! HELP!?!
 

A:USB Thumb Drive not showing up...!!!

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Hi, I've got an 8GB Kingston DT101 G2 thumb drive that won't list my files. When I plug it into my computer, it lists the drive and assigns it a letter label, but it says "This folder is empty".

Now, it could be a coincidence, but this problem seems to have started after my friend plugged the thumb drive into his printer a couple of weeks ago. It recognized the drive and all of the files and he was able to scroll through the files using the LCD panel on the printer. But he wasn't able to get the files from the printer to the computer, so he pulled the thumb drive from the printer and plugged it into the computer directly.

The only time I can get my computer to recognize the files is when I disconnect it, reboot my computer and plug it back in.It then shows there is 7.44 GB of used space and 2.59GB of free space (how that adds up to 8GB, I've no idea). It also lists all of my files and folders with their file sizes. Sound promising?
Nope. When I then try to open a file on the drive, it says:

J:/Resume.doc
The directory name is invalid

When I try to copy a folder from the drive to my desktop, it says:

Could not find this item
This is no longer located in J:/
Verify the item's location and try again

Now, when I plug the thumb drive into the printer, it still recognizes the drive and all of the files and I'm still able to scroll through the files using the LCD panel on the printer. I'm even able to see the pictures on the drive, ... Read more

A:USB Thumb Drive not showing files

I feel your pain if what was actually on there was your resume though there still may be some hope. http://www.handyrecovery.com/
 

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Greetings !

My thumb drive does not show up in my computer, although when I insert it , it shows up near the volume icon.
I have to go to disk management and detect and open it from there, although my old thumb drive of 256 mb shows up in my computer.
My config
celeron 2.6
asrock mb 775i 65 GV
1 gb ram

And the second issue is sometimes I copy a program like winrar or any basic software on the thumb it shows up in the thumb, but when i open it again it somehow is corrupt.
ie the program gets copied but is not functional.

any help

rgds
faiz
 

A:Thumb Drive not showing up in my computer

It's likely since the drive is corrupting data that it has just failed. Failure rate is fairly high on old thmb drives.

You might try reformatting the drive before you trash it.
 

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SO basically, i'm doomed.

when i plug the damn thing in, SOMETIMES windows will say that it is "not recognized", and SOMETIMES Windows won't say nuthin at all. jsyk i've tried 5 times, and only one time windows responded with that uplifting message.

i tried searching for the device in my computer, not there. there is no "removable disk" icon either.

i also tried going into disk management, not there either.

oh and i've also tried this on 2 other computers.

SO therefore I assume that the thing is un-salvageable. UNLESS of course one of you angels reveal that it is not actually a goner, and that i can actually still access it and save my life. in which case it would just mean i'm a complete tech noob. however, that optimistic situation seems highly unlikely, and therefore i shall return to my assumption that i am doomed.

seeing as life is so, is there any way i can recover my data from the thumbdrive? and no, i can't send it back to the dealer because i never actually bought the thing; it was given as a door gift at someone's birthday. IKR.

so yeah.
 

A:Thumb drive not showing up in Disk Management or My Computer

Hi

it sounds well stuffed, however i did a quick google on the subject

http://www.recovermyflashdrive.com/articles/how-flash-drives-fail

http://www.techimo.com/forum/storage-related/214456-flash-drive-broken-need-repair-recover.html

regards
 

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Hi all, I have an annoying problem to which I cannot find an answer. transfered a lot of video from my movie camera to the pc and none of the files will show picture thumb's only standard itunes icon. Very annoying when trying to show people different clips.
Ant suggestions would be welcomed

many thanks

Andrew

A:.mov thumb pictures not showing

For ".mov" video files download and install "quicktime" from "Apple".

you can download 'QuickTime' from here http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Or try download and install any third party movie software.

Hope this helps,

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

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

A:Thumb Drive

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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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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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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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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 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

A:thumb drive

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

A:Thumb Drive

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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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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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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I have this 2.0 gb thumb drive that was given to me. How can I tell if it's bootable or not. It does not have a brand name on it.

A:bootable thumb drive

I don't know that a drive is "automatically" bootable or not, but you can make one bootable.

Making a bootable thumb drive ~ http://www.trekstorusa.com/downloads/bootdisk.pdf

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Gday

I have googled tried everything I could find and yet my Computer, keeps displaying a thumb drive THAT WAS IN THERE, when I try to "safely remove" it says it's use, same thing when I try to eject it.

Because I know the thumb drive has been removed, when I try the only option left "Format", it comes up with "no disk in drive"

I am out of ideas, help please.

A:Ghost Thumb Drive

Welcome

Just boot the computer and the problem should be gone.

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Hi all:On my Firstbuild, I recently used the above drive to copy pictures to my Photo editor.
Problem: Now I have 3 instances of Removable Drive on My Computer named F, G and H and the drive is disconnected.
How do I remove them? Should I?
 

A:Lexar Thumb Drive

OOOPS: I tried to delete this Thread but can't figure out how.
For the benefit (?) of any who might be interested, I still had the darn thing hooked up and that's why it was listed.I unhooked it and it's gone.
(Hides under desk in shame)
 

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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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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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Hello I have this problem, I already try reformat, but the drive name still the same.
Anybody?
Thanks.

A:Cant change my thumb drive name.

Hello IceToad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using one of the options in the tutorial below should be able to rename the USB drive for you. If one option fails, try another.

Drive - Rename

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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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Ok I have helped some people here so I am hoping to get my favor returned with this real tough one Okay so I use a Attache 1 Gb Flash Drive and I thought to myself one day (why dont I install a mini pclinuxos on here). So I go ahead to, it formats, and partitions it and then messes up. Im not worried with the installation its just that now my 1 Gb falsh drive is only 465 Mb in Windows eyes!! When I went to the logical disk manager on my Windows Vista Business, it had said that there was a 392 Mb, 465 Mb, and 9 Mb partitions. Is there any way to put all of the partitions back together again. People usually skip over these hard one but please, anyone can you help me, I really need all that space back

A:Thumb Drive Madness

Hi Techpro, I found this article from a google search. You may have to use an XP machine if you're going to follow this word for word.

If you have stuff on there that you want to keep, you'll want to dump it on to the hard drive before you try it though.

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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 a 512mb Verbatim thumb drive (one of several) that I use to play music from in the car. Today I tried to remove the current set of songs and replace with different ones. When I insert the drive into the computer it says that I need to format the drive prior to using. Odd, but I tried to format the drive. It then returns a message that says it cannot perform that format. I've tried different USB ports, all the same.
Have I just lost this drive and toss it?
 

A:Solved: Thumb drive gone bad??

Sounds like it has failed.
 

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I'm making a bootable thumb drive with all the best recovery and testing tools I can think of. Problem is I cant think of any other tools to put on it.

So far I have Hiren's boot cd, ubcd, ubcd4win, XP install disk image (dunno if the xp works yet), clonezilla, ubuntu, and orphcrack.

Anyone else have any ideas on other disks I should put on there or favorite tools?

A:Bootable Thumb Drive

What about Win7?

Also
- [email protected] File Recovery Software & Web Service. Data Recovery for Windows XP 2003 2000 98 .... Also their partition recovery software is brillaint.
- Useful batch files and scripts that you may have
- oxid.it - Cain & Abel
- PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives.
- A packet tracer
- A Hex editor
- NFO reader

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Hi i have recently formatted a thumb drive but accedently set it to 381mb while it is actually a 4gb does anyone know how to fix it

A:win xp thumb drive probles

reformat it and set it to the default size

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I have a 1GB thumbstick that I'd like to recover. Diskpart can't clean it (CRC error), Windows can't format it, it DOES show up, and diskpart CAN see it. It has no partitions or volumes, and I can't chkdsk it, it's a raw format at the moment. Any ideas what to do? Ditching the drive is an option, but not preferred.

Edit: Seatools passed both short and long generic, have tried both erase options, both fail.

A:Another USB Thumb Drive problem

Try the HP usb format tool, if that doesn't work I would ditch it

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I have two partitions set up on my usb thumb drive. On the first partition it is a version of Linux (Slax) that I use for emergency boots (the fs is Fat16). On the second, I have a standard Fat32 filesystem. But, when I plug in the drive while in windows, only the first partition shows up. I have made both the partitions bootable. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Two partitions on Usb Thumb Drive

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Is there a way to stick the installation files for 2 Windows 7 versions (in my case, x64 and x86) on 1 thumb drive, and make it bootable? Preferably, I would like to be able to select which OS setup to boot from.

If this is not possible, is there a way to combine the files somehow, so when I get to the install screen, I can choose which version/edition to install?

A:creating a 2 OS thumb drive

Yes, you need to use imagex to include the editions you want into a single install.wim.

Replace the normal install.wim with that.

Then put on a thumb drive the normal way.

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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.

A:partitioning thumb drive

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 have an 8GB thumb drive. It shows that it has 7.49GB free space. When I tried to copy a 6.39GB file to it, I get a msg. saying the file is too large for the destination file system. Can anyone explain why this would happen.

Peg
 

A:file won't fit on thumb drive

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I purchased a Lexar 2g 360. It says that it is compatible with vista 64 but when i put it in my laptop it tells me that creedo does not support 64 and it wont let me use the thumb drive. I can find no way to reformat the thumb drive or change anything on it. I only wanted this thumb drive for ready boost but i cannot get it to do anything. Ive looked for drivers/software, checked and everything says nothing is needed and that it works with any vista.

How can I make it where i can use this as a regular drive and remove creedo from the drive?
 

A:Problems with thumb drive

You're best starting point might be at the Lexar support site. I see they have online chat and fourms. See if you can get an answer from their tech people. Probably good to post your question in their forum as well as may find others easier that way who share same problem
 

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FIXED


Ok i have a 8g usb thumb drive. Tried the chrom os install on it and couldn't get it to load on a pc. So just decided to formate thumb drive AND NOW it only has 1 gig. I tried the Devise management and all i see it Devise has unallacated space......

Help....

A:Help may have messed up thumb drive.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Check this tutorial out.

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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.
 

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Is it possible to make a backup for my computer on a thumb drive, and have it work just like the W7 cd I have where it gives me a fresh install if I want to wipe out viruses and such that have been a problem?

I actually want to do this for a vista computer. I am planning to swicth from an HDD to SSD on one of the PC's in my home.

How do I do it?

A:Backups on thumb drive?

If you want to be able to use a thumb drive to install Windows see the below tutorial. If you just want to back up files and folders on the thumb drive just use the Send to command in the right click menu or simply copy and paste it to the drive
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

If you intend to reinstall Windows use this guide to do so which should work on Vista also
Clean Install Windows 7

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