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4GB Flash Drive giving problem

Q: 4GB Flash Drive giving problem

i have a 4gb flash disk, but whn i put any movies in there, movies/videos upto 1.4gb will work f9, but if i put more thn tht it doesnt work.
for e.g 2 movies of 700mb each will work f9, but thn if i put the 3rd movie, it doesnt work, the transfer for the 3rd movie just finishes mid way and the flash disk shows that the movie is there but whn i try to play it, it gives error.

I have formatted the disk many times, but nothing happens.
The disk is FAT32.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thnx

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A: 4GB Flash Drive giving problem

Are you absolutely sure its 4gb in size?

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Hi all,
I have a Toshiba USB flash drive. I have a problem when I using it on a win2000 sysem. It keeps poping up a warnning message saying I removed the drive. And then "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)". But it is just a standard drive so that does not make sense. Other USB drives have the same issue. I can sometimes get them to work for a bit before this happens. It is almost like I removed it. It also will just do this at random. It is working pops up the warning, then not, wait a few minutes and it is working and conencted again. I tried another ports and same issue. Other USB devices work fine though. The drives in question work fine on another machine.

Any ideas?

-GM
 

A:Solved: USB flash drive keeps giving error removed messages

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I was using my flash drive this week and when I went to use it this morning I could not access some folders. It gave I/O device error message. Could you please help recover the data from the folders.

I have already run chkdsk and still cannot open the files.
Thanks
 

A:recover data from flash drive that is giving I/O device error

Please be more specific in what the error message is telling you. It usually pinpoints the problem so you know where to go fix it.
 

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So, I got a RiDATA 32GB flashdrive, FAT32 formatted, when suddenly, all my files went corrupt, then the flashdrive went to Read Only, RAW status. I have tried wiping clean the partition and crating a new partition out of it, but it ultimately failed as the flash drive didn't repair itself after that. This is the same problem that I had in this forum post before:

Stubborn Flash Drive Problem

I was hoping if there is a similar software that can work for this flash drive, if so, I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance
 

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I want to stop flash player from giving away my IP address. I've used tor browser and ended up getting my IP founded out due to using a site with flash...
I then tried firefox and an add on that lets me change my IP address. I tried IP check and it ended up showing my IP address due to flash player.

Anyways my question is how do I stop or change the IP address that flash player shows??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is there a way to stop flash player from giving away my IP?

https://www.hushtunnel.com/hushtopic...ur-ip-address/
Theres a website that shows it but its down for me

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Well I am using Windows Vista Home Premium edition with Mozilla Firefox. I never had any trouble watching the Myspace videos and Youtube videos before. It was just a few days ago, when I updated my Adobe Flash player that I can't view the Myspace videos, and the newer Youtube videos that use the Beta they got. It says I either have Javascript turned off or need the latest flash player.

I have Javascript turned on and installed the latest flash players and everything a million times, and still nothing.

This is aggravating me and I am wondering what I could possibly do to solve my problem.
 

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I recently enrolled in online classes for Everest University. I ran the browser test and this is what came up...

Welcome to the browser test!

It is our goal to make your online learning experience the best it can be. One way we can achieve this goal is to ensure that certain essential tools are available when you access your online courses. This test will review the components of your Internet browser, and will provide any necessary instructions for making the most of your browser's functionality and your online experience.
As you take the browser test, please keep in mind that this campus is optimized to work in a Microsoft Windows© environment. What does that mean? It means that our courses work best if you are using a Windows operating system (XP or newer) and a recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (6.0 or 7.0).
In addition to supporting the Windows operating system, we also support the Macintosh operating system and Safari browser. Your courses will work in Macintosh OS X along with a recent version of Safari 2.0 or better.
Along with Internet Explorer and Safari, we also support the Firefox browser (2.0) on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

HardwarePlatform (Operating System) : WinXPScreen Resolution (Width and Height) : 0 X 0Connection Speed : Unable to determine your connection speed.Browser featuresThis browser supports frames : True This browser supports tables : True This browser supports table background color : True This browser supports t... Read more

A:Flash Player Giving Me Problems...

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Edited see post #5 for an update.
Adobe - Flash Player
Is there a way to force Google Chrome to use NPAPI plugin--Yes, here is temporary work around:

add this to your Google chrome shortcut

--disable-bundled-ppapi-flash
Flash will not be sand boxed.

A:Adobe Flash is giving me a headache.

I don't use Chrome, but I believe the flash update will come from a Chrome update.
Have you checked for a new version of Chrome ?

fyi
Flash is built into Win 8.1 IE, so flash updates for IE come in through Windows Updates (for IE).

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I just installed Adobe Flash Player 10 Active X (10.1.102.64). According to the Adobe site, it is installed correctly, and my Add-On Manager lists the device as "Enabled". Still, PlayList.com won't pull up my music, and tells me to download the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. This IS the latest version! I deleted the program and downloaded it again. It still doesn't work. If anyone has a clue, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Adobe Flash Player Is Giving Me Hot Flashes!

A possibility!! Securnia informed me of issues with Flash, I deleted it with Revo and reloaded the newest version. I still had problems, what I ended up doing was getting the removal program off the Adobe site. Flash leaves all sorts of stuff behind which seems to affect the program, it may be worth a try for you doing the same.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

Phil

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Back when Chrome first came out, I didn't rush to use it (I'm not an early adopter type when it comes to browsers). I was a devoted Firefox and IE user, favoring Firefox a little more. But over time, there began this period where Firefox started getting sluggish and couldn't handle streaming video very well. Chrome worked better than Firefox and IE, so I switched to it.

I've been using Chrome for 3 years now, mostly with good results until sometime during this past year. I started to notice video in the embedded flash player getting choppy and also crashing a lot more than it used to (previously it would happen maybe once a month--now it's like a few times per week). I fired up IE9 and checked it out, and video performance is much better.

The problems weren't limited to just running flash. I found that responsiveness would get sluggish when navigating between tabs and some pages would stop responding to scrolling. Also, sometimes Chrome would fail to refresh the content--it would look like the same page was present on multiple tabs, and I'd have to go back-and-forth to trigger the refresh.

So... I don't know if there's some tweaking that can be done in Chrome to fix this. I did find one suggestion on HowToGeek that shows one solution for crashes. I tried it and it does seem to be working, where Chrome is crashing less often, but the other problems persist. It's odd too, because Adobe seems to provide flash updates rather frequently, like one or two per month.

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A:Giving up Chrome for any flash content viewing

I've had a few, I'm pretty sure you replied to my thread with the youtube black screen.

After re-installing the newest version of chrome it all seemed to be better though.

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My computer no longer recognizes the cd drive/burner on my dektop PC, and I think the problem is related to a removeable USB flash drive.

It's a really old Compaq Presario with an added cd burner(drive d now), and the original cd rom(drive e). My PNY usb flash drive installed some software(drivers I think) when I 1st ran it, and shows up as drive f.

Worked fine a couple of times, but then the lights went out on the cd burner(drive d), it would not open, and it didn't even show up on "My Computer" either.

Searched on internet awhile, and read something about a flash drive problem, so I removed the flash drive from the USB slot, restarted the computer, and both cd drives re-appeared, and worked fine, as long as I removed the flash drive, and turned computer off after burning cd. But I forgot, and left it on for several hours, and now even when I remove the flash drive, and restart computer the 2 cd drives don't show up on "my computer". The cd rom(drive e) light comes on, and will open, but the burner(drive d) light is off, and will not open. Neither drive registers on "My Computer". The flash drive still reads as drive f, even with no drive d, or e.(lol)

Suggestions anyone?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer no longer recognizes cd drive - think problem is related to USB flash drive

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I have read the related thread from earlier this month (370606 - External USB Hard Drive Not Recognized) and wonder if anyone can help with my issue.

I am also curious what everyone thinks of the end of that thread regarding a better cable - Maxtor tech. support did not confirm that story for me? Is that in fact a better cable than what Maxtor ships with their drives?

I have a 1 month old Dell, 4 month old external hard drive, and 8 month old flash memory. All work separately. However, when I have the external hard drive plugged in and working, and then plug in the flash memory it will not be recognized. If I have the flash memory plugged in and working, and then plug in the external hard drive it will not be recognized. The only difference is that in the first case the external hard drive will continue to be readable by XP, while in the second case XP doesn't lose touch with the flash memory but it will show it (incorrectly) as empty.

Both externals and all ports are USB 2.0.

The flash drive is assigned to E. The external had been assigned to E as well, but I have now changed it to P. I am on a network so F through O are taken.

The PC is a standard university issue (Pentium 4, quite a bit of memory and capabilities, but nothing excessive).

The external drive is a Maxtor Personal Series 3100 80Gb USB 1.1/2.0.

The flash memory is a 64 Mb. Dell Memory Key.
 

A:External Hard Drive and Flash Drive Recognition Problem

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In my PC (Windows 7 Professional - 32 Bit Operatins System - Service Pack 1 installed) whenever I plug in Flash Drive, the system creates short cut for all the folders in the Flash Drive. The folders and its contents are safe.

But I am unable to Safely Dismount the Flash Drive and the system on choosing Eject the Drive will display "This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device, and then try again." message.

If I go through My Computer - Right Click on Flash Drive and then Eject the system shows the following message

"F: is Currently in Use. Save any Open Files on this disc, and then close the files or programs
using the files before trying again. If you choose to continue, the files will be closed, which might cause data to be lost.

Cancel Try Again Continue"

If we choose Continue, system displays "Safe to Remove Hardware".

WHY THIS IS HAPPENING ??

I am having a laptop with same OS and there when I plug in the flash drive it does not create any short cut and no such problems.

Both the systems are having Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12.1.671.4971 and are upto date on Virus Siglature update.
 

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I recently purchased a 32 GB San Disk Flash Drive. The security files pre-installed on the drive were junk, and I could not delete them so I formatted the drive to remove them. This cleaned the disk, and it holds data, but I'm not sure if this is part of my problem. I am trying to load my copy of windows 7 onto this disk, and using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, I can select my ISO file, but when I go to select my USB drive, my computer does not recognize the flash drive as a flash drive. Is there a way to change the Flash Drive so Windows will recognize my Flash Drive as removable media? Smaller USB drives still work on my computer, so its not the computer. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Removable Flash Drive Recognized as a Local Disk and not a Flash Drive

Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

You also might check in Device Manager to see if the stick shows up as a USB device, or a hard disk.

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when I plug in my flash drives I used to be able to go to my computer and open it from there (it would say kingston etc...) now i plug it in and there is a picture of a folder instead and I get this message when I click to open:
this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options control panel.

can anyone tell me why this is happening. I tried re-formating the drive and when I did it opened normally until i re-loaded all my files/programs onto it - now the same thing is happening again!

thanks,
gail
 

A:Flash drive problem - PLEASE help!!

Did you try renaming the drive???
 

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Recently I tried to take my PNY 256MB Flash Drive to school so I could print a couple documents their. I pluged in the flash drive and let it install its drivers, and then tried to open it up. I was on a Windows XP computer, so there was no need to download drivers from online. But for some reason it would not recognize the drive nor display it in My Computer. I tried it on several computers and the same thing happened to all of them. The drive works fine on my computer at home and at friend's.

Could this just be the Administrator disabling this function? If so is there anyway to fix this? Thanks
 

A:USB Flash Drive Problem

Could this just be the Administrator disabling this function? If so is there anyway to fix this? TClick to expand...

Yes and No (see forum rules about hacking) Talk to the Administrators.
 

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Hi, Good day WEF. I need help with my Lexer 32GB JumpDrive S50.

first. i put installers to my S50 for reformating my friends pc. his pc doesnt have usb driver so i burn the installers in a dvd to a another friends laptop which is unfortunately it has virus. the installer in my S50 were not gone but instead it creates a lot of shortcuts.

i return home and format my S50 flash drive when suddenly my drive cant be formatted. it says





windwos was unable to complete the format.



and i click format again. another msg show





the disk is write protected



i tried searching and searching the net, diskpart method. or the registry WriteProtect but no luck for fix.

after 2 days of searching. when i plug my S50, it doesnt show up in my computer window but it has sound. the sound when you plug the usb in pc and also the light red is on.. win8.1 x64

please help. i badly need this usb for my thesis.

PS. my 4gb usb doesnt have problems. only my 32gb.

hoping for your help. thanks.

A:Flash drive problem

Something on his machine caused a change on the MBR on the stick. Have you tried a repair?

There should not have to be any drivers to be installed. Windows should see it, unless you keep that drive encrypted.

You always keep a local copy or cloud copy of something like this.

You may want to check OneDrive to see if it saved a copy of the Thesis.

As for the fix. It could also be that the drive was on its last legs. There are some programs out there that you can try and recover off of the device. majorgeeks.com has them in their downloads.

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I've got an interesting problem. My home XP SP2 machine does not want to recognize flash drives. I have tried several, ranging from an old 64MB Sandisk to a 1GB Kingston U3 that I use each day. Whenever I plug in a flash drive -- to any open port or hub -- CPU utilization goes up to around 65% and stays there. The U3 drive never gets as far as initializing its interface. If I try to open My Computer, the window freezes. I've tried just leaving the flash drive plugged in, but something is stuck in the software and nothing changes. Then, when I remove the CPU-hogging flash drive, the computer freezes completely.
All of these flash drives work in all of the other computers I use. I just hate having to use my laptop to burn a 600MB project to CD just so I can use my primary PC. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your help.
 

A:Flash drive problem

Do you have usb 1.1 or 2.0? Are all your updates installed?
 

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My kingston 4gb USB keeps deleting the files in a folder when i take it out and put it bck in on ny system. (i always safely remove) so i got annoyed and tried it without safely removing and i get the same results.

It deletes all the files in a folder but not the folder.

can someone please i help i tried fomatting it using FAT same results FAT32 same results NTFS same results.

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I'm involved in recording old cassette tapes of family camping trips into a REC-ii flash drive, then transferring the audio from the flash drive into our computer to later record the segments onto CDs. The process has been going very smoothly until now. I install a new AAA battery after every other recording, which has worked fine. However, when I tried to begin recording the last time, the red and green lights on the flash drive continued to blink on and off, and when the red button is pressed for 3 seconds to begin the recording, it just blinks, but will not record. I have no idea what the problem may be. I put another new battery in, but the problem persists. Does anyone have any solution to the problem? I checked to see if there was possibly any audio material that might have remained on the flash drive after I deleted it on the last use... (plugged it into the computer, but the computer didn't recognize anything), so I assume it is empty and ready for the new recording. I am completely puzzled. Many thanks to anyone who can help.
 

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Here's the problem, whenever I pop in my 1GB Cruzer Micro flash drive, autoplay opens up and shows me this



There is no CD on the flash drive at all, I have tried formatting the flash drive and it still comes up whenever I plug in the flash drive, and it shows up as a CD Drive in "My Computer"



Is there way I can get rid of that CD Drive that keeps popping up when I plug in my flash drive?

A:Flash Drive Problem

There's nothing wrong with your USB drive.

Cruzer's open as two drives, usually. At least the three of mine do. Windows treats the Cruzer OS (U3 Launcher) as a CD drive, and the actual data section as a normal drive. You can safely ignore the CD messages and just close that window. If you use Windows Explorer to look at the files from that window you see, it makes it hard to remove the USB drive. With a Cruzer, you have to open the drive's Explorer window from the U3 system icon, so it will eject properly.

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Hello. I'm not computer in the know so....please bear with me. I scanned some photos to a pny flash drive on a computer using windows 7. When I plugged it into a computer using windows vista, it wasn't recognized. None of the install things worked to correct. If anyone has a course of action to correct this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:USB flash drive problem

Does the USB drive work in the Windows 7 machine? With the USB Drive still plugged in, go to Start (The Windows Orb) then type diskmgmt.msc in the Search Bar.

Does the USB drive show up in Disk Management and what is the filesystem reported by windows, it should be NTFS, if it shows RAW then the Master File Table has been corrupted, this happens when you remove the drive from the computer without stopping the USB Port, Stopping / Ejecting the drive is done from either the TaskBar near the clock, or from Windows Explorer.

If it is RAW format, you will need to reformat the USB Drive, please note the any data on the drive will be gone.

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Please Help

When i inserted a USB Flash drive, i cannot locate the drive in My Computer.
Flash drive is seen in the task bar and in properties section. My operating system is Windows Xp professional with Sp2
 

A:Flash drive problem

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With regards to your problem, see if this helps you: Flash drive recovery procedures
 

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Hello,
Trying to install flash drive and have come across an error message
"error installin iKernel.exe (0x10000)" anyone have any hints??

I am trying to instal from a zipped file that has been down loaded to my desk top... so I can down load fix it programs from my laptop to plug into my desk top that has a virus...

A:Flash Drive Problem

You might have an older version of the InstallShield iKernel engine. Same thing happened to me on an older IBM when I plugged in a new cruzer mini 512MB USB Flash drive. Go to InstallShield and the instructions for the fix are there. I am assuming you are going to use the flash drive to download to on your laptop then transfer to your desktop for the virus fix. If you get hung up on the fix, the guys here are great at that kinda stuff! Hope this helps

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8142 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 921259 MB, Free - 408041 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 137483 MB; F: Total - 953835 MB, Free - 952191 MB; H: Total - 99 MB, Free - 63 MB; I: Total - 939431 MB, Free - 237725 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, SKYBAY
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I have a SimpliSafe keychain remote with a flash drive built in. The drive has a setup wizard for the alarm system.
When plugged into a USB drive it opens IE and allows me to put the alarm password and other settings in the drive to be transferred to the alarm system. I had Win 7 when I got the alarm and the drive worked on it.
I now have a new computer with Win 10 and I cannot get the drive to work on it. The drive shows in my computer and I can open it and see the contents.
The problem is that it will not connect to the SimpleSafe wizard on this PC but it will work on a small Acer notebook that has Win 10 upgraded from Win 8.1
I uninstalled the antivirus and turned off windows firewall and that did not help. the company is sending me a new drive but since this one works on the notebook, the drive is probably not the problem.

Any suggestions?
 

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I recently reinstalled windows xp home, with a flash drive connected to my computer. After the installation was complete, and a couple days later I went to plug in my flashdrive, and no new drive appeared in my computer.

I went to disk management and assigned it a drive letter, and it opened, but after I unplug my flashdrive, the drive letter cannot be used again.

And, it makes my flashdrive into FAT filesystem, limiting the file name size.

I tried reformating to FAT32, but no avail..any help?

A:Flash Drive Problem

check your hardware manager to see if your controller has got any issue.

flash drive are typically plug n play. formatt it in NTFS?

use other PCs to format it and u can do it in quick format.

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when I plug in my flash drives I used to be able to go to my computer and open it from there (it would say kingston etc...) now i plug it in and there is a picture of a folder instead and I get this message when I click to open:
this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options control panel.

can anyone tell me why this is happening. I tried re-formating the drive and when I did it opened normally until i re-loaded all my files/programs onto it - now the same thing is happening again!

thanks,
gail
 

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i have 2 different kind of flash drive that i plugged into several computer. Other computer works fine in recognizing the flash drive from the usb port. but this one computer that i have recognize that there is new hardware being plugged in but the drive does not appear (meaning no access to the documents i have in the flash drive). This happen for 2 flash drive that i have. With other computers they work fine. I have tried adding new hardware too but it failed. I am using win xp OS.

What could the problem with the computer? please help me.
THanks
 

A:Flash Drive Problem

Can you see the flash drive in disk management. If you can see it, please assign a drive letter
 

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Hi, I have problem with my flash drive. It just won't load, I tried everything, and still nothing.
Here is some pictures that can help.. I think..








 

A:Problem with Flash Drive

Windows installs multiple drivers for this device. This is the 2nd driver (that's failing to install). The first will be listed under USB in Device Manager. By default, Device Manager only displays a device when its connected.

Plug in/remove your device and look for a device appearing/disappearing under USB. It'll probably be a USB Mass Storage device. (Maybe a USB Composite). When you find it, right click it Properties->Details tab. Use the pull down menu to select Hardware IDs. Copy/paste what you see in your next post
 

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When I plug both a Lexar 512mb flash drive and a PNY 512 flash drive into the usb ports of either of two Dell laptops running xp home, both drives work perfectly. The drives appear in Device Manager under Disk Dives, with the usbstor.sys driver, xp's mass storage driver. When I plug the same drives into my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe (Intel 2.8 GHz) running xp pro, I get an "Unrecognized Device" message. The drive doesn't appear under Disk Drives in Device Manager, but an "unknown device" message appears under USB Controllers. All three computers show that usbstor.sys resides in Windows\system32\drivers, but the Asus will not load it or recognize the drive. The only time I've gotten the Asus to recognize the drive is when I removed it in Device Manager and then had Add New Hardware search the XP Pro installation disk for a driver in the folder containing both the usbstor.sys and the usbstor.inf files (I386). Obviously, I can't do this every time I want to use the flash drive. This is the only USB device with any problems. All three machines are running SP2. I've seen several posting on other forums where people are having the same problem with flash drives or similar devices. When they finally get through to tech support, they're told to download usbstor.sys and usbstor.inf. But everyone has the same problem: how to get the machine to load it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Flash drive problem on xp

New information on the same problem: If I plug the flash drive into a usb port before startup, I get "unknown device" under USB Controllers in device manager and my USB Linksys Wireless Receiver becomes disabled. When I unplug the wireless, the flash drive is recognized and works perfectly. Both devices are plugged into the front usb ports of an Asus P4P800-E Deluxe.
 

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Hey guys,

So, I have this 8 GB USB Flash Drive which is completely empty, no hidden files/folders, nothing. But it says that around 1 GB is used - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Why is that? Can I free up that memory? Not that is very important, but I just wanna know what is taking up that space.
As you can see here, it's empty - Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

A:USB Flash Drive Problem

When a drive is formatted there is some space taken so one really doesn't have a truly empty drive. 1GB out of 8GB does seem a bit much. I just opened a new Verbatim 8GB drive and got this:

You might right-click the Start button, go to Disk Management to see more. You can also delete the partition on the drive then create a new one.

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Hi all,

I'm having an issue with my SanDisk Flash Drive. I got it when I bought my PC but when I plug it it states me only 8MB when it is stated on the pen drive that it is 1GB. I check with Acronis Disk Director and it detect only 8MB and same with Windows Disk Management.

What can be the problem? How could I repair it and restore the 1GB storage?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Flash drive problem

It might just be fake.

If there is nothing on it, I would try a full format with HP USB format utility.
 

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Hello,

When I plugged my usB stick into the pc, it showed that it was recognized and the driver is installed properly,although i found the drive in my computer panel, i opened it but no objects were found, i tried the usb on another pc it still dint work, i right clicked on my computer,clicked manage and selected disk management, i right clicked on my drive and selected change drive letter and path, but when i clicked change and selected a new drive letter, i got a warning notifying me that changing it might cause the program to no longer run so i backed out.should i ignore the warning? please how can i solve this problem?,


Thanks for reading.
 

A:usb flash drive problem

When was the last time you used your USB stick? Do you remember saving files to it and if so, how many?
 

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in the last week, everytime i plug in my flash drive, Adobe Lightroom program now automatically starts up. it never did that before and i never changed any settings. how can i change settings so that the standard Window's option comes up when i plug in my drive?
 

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I have a SanDisk Cruser mini 1.0 GB flash drive that was working perfectly for three months. Now when I plug it into any computer a message comes up saying the usb divice is not recognized and has malfunctioned. The light on the flash drive turns on but the drive does not work. How can I fix this problem?
 

A:USB FLash Drive Problem

most likely a static charge or something else has damaged the drive and rendered it inoperable. if true, the drive is useless and cannot be repaired.
 

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hi..
my hardisk have 3 partitions which r C:,D: and E:
and my map drive is F:
then my cd-rom drive is G:

the problem is when i try plug my flash drive to my usb port, its detect my flash driver but it did't show out the drive which should be H:
when i restart, my map drive wil replace by the flash drive .tht mean the F: is my flash drive alr...
what the problem why win XP can't show the drive when i plug my flash drive to my usb port ?
thank for help
 

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You could go into Control Panel>Computer Management>Disk Management if you want to assign a permanent drive letter to the flash. Where is it not showing?
 

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ok if wrong place please move but i'm hoping it isn't. i've posted some pictures below basicly my Toshiba 2GB pen drive has changed it's ID. it is working normal i think but i can't get rid of it... it is not effecting the other usb drives and i'm hoping there it isn't some stange virus...

I've try reformating it. reinstalling the driver and still the same...

thanks in advance

James Anderson

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I have an Apacer 1GB USB stick and I have a problem. Recently when I try to access it by doubleclicking I get an "open with" dialog window. So I have to access it by right click and then select open. When the right click menu pops out there is an "Auto" button on top. How can I get rid of these things. I'm not sure but I think this started happening when some automatic windows update was downloaded and installed. I'm not sure but I don't think that this is the problem but it's worth mentioning. Here are 2 pics to illustrate the problem
 

A:USB flash drive problem

Do you have an autorun.inf file on that drive? (it will be a hidden file most likely if you do, so make sure you have show hidden files and folders turned on - tools -> folder options)
 

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Hi all,
I have a Iball 1gb pendrive. My proble is that i can not keep any files into it.
when i try to copy/cut any file/folder from my hard disk and try to paste
it inside the pendrive, it is showing a "Can not copy<file/folder name>: The disk is write protected" and "Remove the write protection or use another disk".

I do not remember if i had made this one write protected or not. Please suggest me what to do. This is a new pen drive and i had never kept files/folders inside it.

Please suggest me how to remove the write protected option
 

A:Problem with flash drive

Got to the website of the manufacturer, and seek help on restoring the flash drive. It is probably a goner, but some manufacturers will replace or repair or reformat them... in the first year of ownership
 

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Hi all
I have a Corsair flash that I have been using for years and now suddenly stopped working.
When I plug it in windows keeps telling the drive needs to be formatted which I don't want to as I have a lot of valuable data on it.
I tried Recuva software but that couldn't access the drive either.
Any help greatly appreciated.
 

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I just installed a flash drive. When it plugged into a USB port the computer will not open.It is 8 GB. When I remove it The computer starts as normal. When its plugged in I get a flashing cusor,and blank screen. Is there anything I can do to correct this problem Thank You Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 2390T @ 2.70GHz 36 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
PEGATRON CORPORATION 2AC2 (CPU 1) 35 °C
Graphics
AL1917W ([email protected])
AMD RADEON HD 6450 (Unknown) 47 °C
Hard Drives
977GB Seagate ST31000524AS (SATA) 31 °C
Optical Drives
hp DVD-RAM GH60L
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audiove
 

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I have several usb flash drives . One works perfectly every time (recognised ,reading and writing to) the second (same make ) is a bit inconsistent but the third new one rarely works and often freezes up the whole system.
Sometimes I even have to restart the computer tho clear the problem.
Will all three be trying to work with the same driver( Usb 2.0) supplied by XP ?
I don't understand what is going on when one of the drives works perfectly? When I first tried the new one the automatic installation process did not go through smoothly. Are these devices subject to variation due to their differing circuitry for different makes or is there confusion in the computer because they are not all the same make?
I can't even use the computer mangement menu in Control panel as the system freezes up! Are there any tips or tricks out there for perhaps formatting the flash drive before using it or something like that?
Just to add that they all work pefectly on my other computer running Windows ME .
Many thanks for any help you can give,
James
 

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Alright, I couldn't find exactly what to call this, or how to say this [the problem, i mean] so here goes:
I recently tried to format my 1 GB flashdrive. It worked fine up until i right clicked > Format.
When i tried to re add the files to the flashdrive, I realized that for some weird reason my computer believed this drive to have only 1 MB of space. So i tried to reformat again, only to realize that it was all my stupid doing. I realized that when the window opened after clicking 'Format' It gave me a pop up box for 1MB, and was a 'FAT' drive . I tried to switch this, but it only had 1 choice, unfortunately.

I've tried what i know, and unfortunately, i have no idea how to restore my flashdrive to it's original state of having 1GB data, or recognized as that by my computer. Help?

Thank you for your help, in advance.

EDIT: I am using a flash drive where as it USED To contain a security feature. It was by Memorex. During the process of Reformatting, i changed the maximum capacity of the drive so that nearly all of the memory was in the secured folder. Although something must've gone wrong... And i can't change it back since the software was removed!

FIX EDIT: I fixed it :/ Having gone to look via google for the software that was removed, typing different keywords in and all that stuff in order to find it. I finally found it, and fixed the flash memory!
 

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Hey!

Having a very strange problem with my 4GB Stig Memory Stick ... there's a folder on it that had 2 small pdf files (for college) that now says it's 54.5GB.

Within this folder are other folders and files that my laptop can't read. They have nonsense names on them ... literally random letters and numbers. I've tried deleting the whole file, deleting individual files (within the folder) & formatting the whole drive. It's causing problems with some other files (mainly .avi files) ... sometimes they work, sometimes they don't so can't be totally sure that it's related but call it an educated guess.

Any ideas?? I wouldn't be totally clueless when it comes to computers but i've never seen this before!

Thanks!!
 

A:Problem with flash drive

Probably some sort of virus/trojan infection, do you have any AntiVirus/Antimalware solution ? if not you can try Avira (free) and Malwarebytes.
 

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Hi guys I am having problems with my flash drive. I was transferring some data to my 32gb flash drive when suddenly the process stopped. When I again inserted d flash drive to the USB port, it shows a msg dat pl insert some disk in the drive. I use a windows 7 basic edition
 

A:problem with my flash drive

Where did you buy the flash drive? Did it ever work?
 

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Hello to the readers and helpers

I am having problems with my flash drive. When I go to put it in my laptop, my computer recognizes it as you hear a beeping sound, and it comes up within the computer area being removable drive (f).

But the red light on my flash drive, continuously flashes. Also normally when you put in a flash drive, it comes up saying what would you like to do with the files as such is not coming up either.

I go into the computer to click on the removable drive icon, and a message comes up saying location is not available, F:/ is not accessible, the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Also when I go to the flash drive icon, to safely remove such, being removing the generic volume - (F), I get a message saying problem ejecting USB Mass storage device, Windows cant stop your generic volume device because a program is still using it, close any programs that might be using the device, and then try again later.

I can not remember what program is still using the device, and also I know I have removed the flash drive, without safely removing it, so such may have damaged it.

The USB port is working fine as it is not corrupted, as other flash drives has worked in the ports. The flash drive problem seems to do the same thing mentioned above in all my ports.

Would someone please help me with the problem I am having.

Thank you
 

A:Flash Drive problem

First try the flash drive in another machine and see if the same error appears. If it does then the internal circuitry in the drive may be damaged.

If it fails in another machine, you might try reformatting the drive. If it fails to reformat and work properly then the solution is to get a new drive.

Flash drives are great for temporary storage or for moving files from one machine to another. They are very untrustworthy to try to use for permanent file storage.
 

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