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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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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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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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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 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).
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Along with Internet Explorer and Safari, we also support the Firefox browser (2.0) on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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A:Flash Player Giving Me Problems...

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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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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 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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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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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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I have probably about fifteen folders on my USB flash drive, each of which contains valuable information (all text files). On one particular folder, when I click it, the contents of that particular folder (the files) appear - only they all have messed up titles and won't open. On all the other folders of the flash drive, they all work perfectly and no messed text anywhere in any of them when I click them. But, this one folder, when I click it, these "garbled" titles appear. Please see attached screenshot just to show you what I'm talking about.

I have scanned the flash drive with ESET, as well as Malwarebytes Antimalware and nothing is found.

Any clues as to how I could resolve this problem? I really need all the information on this flash drive.

A:Flash drive problem

I have probably about fifteen folders on my USB flash drive, each of which contains valuable information (all text files). On one particular folder, when I click it, the contents of that particular folder (the files) appear - only they all have messed up titles and won't open. On all the other folders of the flash drive, they all work perfectly and no messed text anywhere in any of them when I click them. But, this one folder, when I click it, these "garbled" titles appear. Please see attached screenshot just to show you what I'm talking about.

I have scanned the flash drive with ESET, as well as Malwarebytes Antimalware and nothing is found.

Any clues as to how I could resolve this problem? I really need all the information on this flash drive.

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running xp pro - i have 2 flash drives, neither of which (suddenly) will work properly. i can open them and open the files on them but i cannot add new files or make new folders on them. it tells me there is an unknown error. both drives still have capacity available. i have used the tools tab to check for errors and viruses. reports are negative on both.
any suggestions, ideas, or comments?
 

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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 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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first time install of a new Lexar JD FireFly 4gb flash drive
old computer with w2k sp4, plugged flash in, driver installs and it's assigned
F. open explorer, click on F, drag and drop or copy/paste and get this msg:
'Cannot copy 'file': Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the
correct path and filename.'

in Administrative Tools/ComputerManagement/Storage
/Removable Storage/Physical Locations the usb device has a red disk with
white X displayed on the listing

also the drive doesn't appear in the disk management utility


have you any ideas what might be causing the above and how to fix it ?
 

A:Flash drive problem

hi there

does it work ok in another pc? also has it been formatted?

regards
 

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Hi all,

I have a computer running XP with service pack 2 and it is formatted as NTFS. When I plug in USB drives/Thumb drives/Pen drives (whatever you want to call them!) the computer never automatically registers them. I have to go through the following "right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management" and then assign a letter to the drive before I can access it. I can now access the drive through disk management and the run command (Run... -> E:\) but it still does not appear inside My Computer! I want to be able to plug drives in and have them pop up in My Computer automatically.

My other problem is that when I finally get them recognized it says "The destination does not support long file names" and it makes me shorten them to 12 characters (i think 12 ??)"

Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

A:USB Flash Drive Problem

Hello Disko_Stu

Remove all USB drivers from Device Manager, reboot and let them reinstall
1. Be sure all USB devices are unplugged

2. Go into Device Manager and expand the "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" group.

3. Uninstall every device listed under this group (right click on device, left click uninstall)

4. Restart Computer

5. Upon restart the computer will recognize all the devices and install them.

6. Plug in a device and see if it works.

Try assigning letters at the end of the alphabet to all the USB devices

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Hi, my name is Larry R. And I am a manager of your star store. Unfortunetly my flash drive is not working it says

Do you want to format now.

Now I have always had no problem with my flash drive until now. I tried a recovery but the product I tried wants me to buy it. And I don't have that kind of money and this is a emergency because my power point presentation for today is on there plz someone help.

Sandisk Cruzer 1 gb
Microsoft xp
 

A:Flash Drive Problem!!!!

I take it that the drive works on 1 machine but not on another?
You need to tell us a bit more about the circumstances before we can help - such as
operating systems on the machines?
errors showing in device manager?
other USB devices working properly or not?
USB 2 or not?
drive format (FAT or NTFS)?
hope we can do this in time!
 

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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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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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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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when i put my TEXET USB flash drive into my computer, it installed the drivers like normal i then when onto "my computer" and clicked on the drive, however it returned this message > Please insert a disk into drive E: I tried formatting the drive but it returned the same message.

I then went into "computer management and viewed the drivers properties and it looked like this:

The Volumes tab shows:
Type: Removable
Status: No Media
Partition style: Not Applicable
Capacity: 0 MB
Unallocated space: 0 MB
Reserved space: 0 MB

I have tried a few things to try and resolve the problem but nothing is working, i tried formatting the drive on prompt commands and that doesn't work either.

If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it, i would greatly appreciate it, thank you.
 

A:USB flash drive problem. please help!

Welcome to TSG/
Is this a new USB? Bring it back. Did it ever work?
There seems to be more people according to a Google search with the exact same problem and error messages as you described.
Sometimes USB flash drives just quit, I also had one, that just wouldn't show any more and there is nothing I could do, therefore I always have everything 2x backed up, mine was an already used one with files on it.
 

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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 a USB flash drive and the computer is not recognizing it--I figured it just was broke--so I bought a new USB flash drive and the computer is still not recognizing it--the computer itself work fine--any suggestions?
 

A:USB Flash drive problem

Hello mdesmondkirby and Welcome to TSG!

Hit Windows key + Pause Break \ Hardware tab \ Device Manager. Are there any flags in the USB's
 

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Hello there,

I am having a problem transfering files from my computer to my usb flash drive. The flash drive that I am using is 'unknown'(i forgot the name) because duct tape is wrapped around it and I don't want to rip it up. Anyway, it holds 8gb. Right now it is empty.

I made a backup of my system files(backup.bfk) and the size is 4.28gb which is enough for my usb flash drive. When I drag the backup.bfk file into the flash drive, it says that there's not enough disk space. How can I get around this? I would write it to a dvd but I don't have dvd-rw. Before I transfered 3gb into my flash drive with no problems, and now it is acting up. If anyone have a solution, please post asap thanks.

> windows xp sp2 (with latest patches)
> usb flash drive (holds 8gb)
> backup.bfk (4.28gb)

A:Usb Flash Drive Problem

I knew that duct tape is for fixing ski pants but a flash drive? Sorry, can't resist.

Check the flash. Control panel, Admin tools, Computer management, Disk management - it'll tell you if it's NTFS or FAT format.

If the flash is not formatted as NTFS but FAT the capacity drops like a rock. Google it, I would not be surprised at 1/2 capacity. So maybe 4gig will fit? Can you cleanup the source by some 300meg and try again?

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This may not be a problem but I think it might be and I want to be safe rather than sorry.

I just increased the size of the USB 2.0 flash drive I use to back up my files from 8 Gig to 64 Gig. The 8 Gig flash drive is a San Disk. My new 64 Gig flash drive is a PNY. The new 64 Gig flash drive is a little slower to open files and also to transfer files from my computer to the flash drive and also to transfer files from the flash drive back to my computer.

I am thinking this may be a product of the flash drive being 8 times larger than the previous one but I would feel better about by data if I can confirm this. Are larger flash drives slower to open files and also to transfer them?

Thanks everyone.
 

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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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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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Good Morning,

I am running Windows 98 Second Edition fully updated and whatnot.

I have a U3 Cruzer Micro 512 MB Flash Drive that I am trying to plug into the USB port and not getting anything.

I went to SanDisk's website and downloaded the driver package per their instructions. They said once I hit the setup.exe file and restarted, I should be able to plug in the drive and it will finish the installation.

Well, upon plugging in the device, it searches for drivers and finds none. So now I am completely at a loss as to what to do now.

If anyone can help me out on this one, I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Flash Drive Problem

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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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I have been using 1GB of flash drive for over a year now with no problems and decided to get a 4GB and a 8G flash drive but I having problems with them. I have windows XP, Hp computer and the 1Gb flash drive works in the FAT and it works great.
The new flash drives says they are a FAT32. Every file I put in them gets corrupted...jpeg picture files are changed to a file that I can't open and can't tell what kind of file it changed them to. I can't even delete them sometimes with out reformatting the Flash Drives.
Any file I put in the new Flash Drives when trying to open them... says ...that it can't be used because part of the file is not there.
I tried to putting a zip file, an adobe document, Microsoft word document, and a spread sheet and all of them are way under 1 or 2 Mb except for the avi file which was about 700MB.

This is what I get after I I put a speadsheet and a Adobe Reader file in the flash drive FAT32
"Works cannot open the file you selected. The file may be corrupted or may be a file type that the spreadsheet cannot be open. If you have a back up copy of the file, try opening that copy, or try opening the file in a program that you created it in."

The Adobe Reader file said this when trying to open "Adobe Reader could not open the pdf because it is either not a supported file type or because the files has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).

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A:Flash Drive Problem .. Please Help!

try reformat to ntfs
fat32 should work ?????????
if ntfs does not work just use FAT without the 32 ext.
 

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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?
 

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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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I have a question about my flash drive. It's a 4GB PNY and usually works with no problem when I plug it in. But lately when I plug it into my laptop (a 2 month old laptop with Windows 10), it plays a quick tune indicating I plugged it in, but it doesn't actually show up on my screen as available. That's what happened this morning, and I tried both USB ports repeatedly. Now I'm using a different a different computer and now my flash drive registers on the computer with no problem. Also, sometimes I have to plug it in and unplug it several times before it shows up on the screen even on this other computer. Today it had no problem.

Can someone tell me why this stuff happens? Is it a flash drive problem, or a computer problem?

EDIT: Now I'm back on my laptop again and tried the flash drive and it still doesn't appear on the screen. Then I remembered that I have another flash drive that I use as a backup for my files and tried plugging that into my laptop to see if it would work. It didn't. So it appears to be a computer problem after all. Is there a setting that I could change so that I can use a USB flash drive with my laptop again?

I should add that I also inserted a memory card from my digital camera into the memory card slot on the laptop and was surprised that it actually worked. But any USB drive I insert into either one of my USB ports does not 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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Its been a fortnight since i puchased a PNY 1 GB attache USB drive. My computer does not seem to detect the pen-drive as plugged. I have tried it on 5 or 6 machines(running on Win-Xp and Win-2000) but to no avail . On each machine a get a error message something like this "Could not recognize the function associated with the drive".

Initially i thought that i had to install drivers for it to run. But its not even running on Win-XP.
Moreover in the PNY site it is clearly mentioned that no drivers need to be installed machines running on Win-XP or Win-2000.
 

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If six machines don't recognize the drive, time to think about returning it.
 

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Hi, my laptop shows (in Properties) that there is sufficient space on my 16 GB flash drive (7GB), but when I try to transfer files, it says that the destination disk drive is full. I've defragmented etc, but to no avail. This has happened with my last two flash drives (Sony 8GB and San Cruz 16GB). Can you please help? The San Cruz is new and has only been filled / wiped a couple of times.

Many thanks, Stephen

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What file system is on the drive? Fat, fat32, or ntfs

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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
 

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

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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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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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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

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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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I'm using a USB flash drive on a laptop running XP Pro sp2.

Everytime I plug the drive in it displays the contents in thumbnails, I would prefer it did nothing. This is despite choosing 'do nothing' in 'autoplay' for all file types and selecting something other than thumbnails in 'View'.

Why won't it listen to me?
 

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Hi got a LG 1gb flash/pen drive plug it in, Windows XP knows it's there and gives it a drive letter (G). So far so good. However when i click on it in explorer it says please insert disk into drive "G", poperties for dive show both used and free space as 0. Cant format it or do anything else with it so far, get same error message each time. Tried the usual reboot stuff, delete the USB ports and devices etc but to no avail. Anyone any ideas?? It never worked by the way.

Athlon 64bit 3500, MSI neo board, 1g ram and a flash drive that don't work
 

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