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Q: Thumb drive not found

My computer does not recognize the thumb drive I just plugged in. Up to now no problem. When I jiggle it I hear it beep and then an error message came on quickly and then went off stating that the thumb drive appears to be damaged and can't be read.

Is there any suggestions of how I can get it to work at least one more time so I can transfer the data to another drive?

Any help will be appreciated
Dell Inspiron, Windows 7 home premium

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Preferred Solution: Thumb drive not found

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A: Thumb drive not found

When those go i dont think theres much chance to recover anything from them.

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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I have tried installing Anti-virus software on a flash drive. However, the Avti-virus will only run from the flash drive on the machine that I installed it from. Indicating a registry association.I need anti-virus software that will run from a flash drive on any machine running windows. Preferably, not bloatware like McAfee. Anybody know of any?
Thanks for help. PS. McAfee won't
 

A:I need Anti-Virus that will run from a Flash drive aka: Thumb drive

Stinger.exe will run from a flash drive an will seek out and find most of the more recent worms and viruses. You can find it here:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

I would think for any full fledged av program you could put the exe. file on the flash drive and then install it on most any computer. Such programs as Avast, Antivir, and AVG should work in that manner.
 

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Under XP Media Center
I have two internal HDs two CD drives, one ext. HD and Windows has assigned drive letters to all and all have been stable over the years the very weird thing , and I can't figure out why, is that for my USB thumb drive - which I always plug into the same USB port it changes letters after an extended period - say about 8 months, it will go from "G" to "I" and then back. It is bothersome only because I use the "Send To" command for many files. is there a way to stabilize this or is it just another XP annoyance I must put up with.
thanks
 

A:windows XP keeps alternating drive letter for thumb drive

goto control panel
Admin tools
computer management
disk management
in the right hand side you should see all the drives
go to the the drive that you want to change the letter ID
right click - then choose "change drive letter" a box will appear with the current letter
choose a new letter and click ok then its all done same letter every time

I often set to X, Y, Z for external and any mapped drives

have a read here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...s-xp-for-an-external-usb-stick-or-hard-drive/
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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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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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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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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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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 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
 

A:Thumb (Pen) Drive ?

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

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I have a user with a 4gig USB thumb drive that when she plugs it into her front USB ports it shows up as a 3.5 floppy with only 1.44MB memory.

I have tried formatting the drive to no avail.

She says its recognized on a co-workers computer and all works fine.

what could be causing it to act flaky on her PC?

thanks
 

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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

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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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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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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,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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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've got a similar problem cept, i guess the other way around. When I insert the thumb drive into the computer the autoplay window comes up, but the only options there are, "Download with Adobe Bridge", something like that, and "Cancel". In the past there was an option to open the folder, but it's gone now. How would I go about getting that option back?
 

A:Thumb drive problem

Insert the thumbdrive and open My Computer, Right click on the thumbdrive and choose properties. Go to the AutoPlay tab and you can change settings there.
 

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I got a 32MB flash drive to use to transfer data between my laptop and my desktop. (No floppy on laptop.) It worked OK for a short while but now laptop doesn't see the files. It shows the drive in Windows Eplorer as USBDISK K: but won't show files. Some were put on the flash drive from the laptop previously and some from the desktop.

The desktop will recognise, read, and write to the flash drive with no problem.

I think I may have a driver problem, but have no yellow or red indications when looking at the USB Controllers in Device Drivers. Here are what's listed:
Net PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Net PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

Any ideas?
 

A:USB Flash (Thumb) Drive

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I have a problem with my xp 64 bit; when i plug in a thumb drive the computer recognizes it installs it but then no actual drive registers in the my computer folder so i cannot do anything with the thumb drive. It was working and now it is not, it is not the type or model, i have tried many types and i have tried system restore so now what i would like to try every possible aspect before doing a fresh install of windows. Does anyone know how to get these drives to register. PLEASE HELP

A:Thumb Drive Not Working

See if you can assign it a drive letter.

Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Click Disk Management on the left, and it should show in the right pane. If so, right-click on it and assign a letter.

If it doesn't show, something is wrong with it.

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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 was sent a thumb drive (usb32) from HP Support to install Win 7 on a new hard drive . When I boot using it all I get is a blank screen.  I have tried several times and I get the same results. Not getting a menu to run program from this thumb drive. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Install from thumb drive

@Tuckey, welcome to the forum. You should go into the BIOS to change the setting to boot from a USB drive.  This may solve your problem. For future reference, when requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I use Spotify on my computer to listen to and manage music. With Spotify, you can use it as a music player, but you have to download and install it on a computer. I downloaded it to a thumbdrive so I can use it on the go. I drive cars with computers in them but I can't download anything to the computers. Is there any way to make the program work from the thumb drive?
 

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Hi,

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

Thanks in advance.

A:Installing XP on a USB Thumb drive

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

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I'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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I have an H4 series Lenovo desktop. I cannot figure out any way to get it to boot from a flashdrive. I appears to be set up to go to a CD first but I can't find a way to add USB thumb drive before the OS in the boot sequence. Anybody know how?

A:How do I boot from a thumb drive?

Hello Jim,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help you boot from a USB flash drive.

USB Drive - Boot from within Windows 8

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hi community

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

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

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

thanks again to everybody

A:Thumb Drive Partition

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

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Hi,
My thumb drive isn't working anymore.... it won't show up in either my home or offive PC (ME and XP respectively)... it just shows up in the system tray but no drive letter is assigned to it. Its green LED lights up.
Can I recover the data or reformat it?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:thumb drive busted??

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Hi Everyone,

I need your opinions on a purchase I'm planning to make soon. I'm in a bit of a fork as to what I'm going to get actually.

A thumb drive would be more portable, so to speak rather than the portable HDD.

An HDD would have way more space, however.

I will mostly use this as a portable drive, bootable with Hiren's Boot CD.

The price difference between the two items, and the two items are as follows:

1. SanDisk? Cruzer? Blade? USB flash drive 16GB - Php 1,150 - Brand New

2. Seagate FreeAgent Go? 250GB - Php 2,000 - Used - Warranty until September 2013.

A:USB Thumb Drive vs Portable HDD

I guess the question I would have is what exactly do you intend to use it for? And just how much storage space do you require?
Thumb drives are very compact and easy to setup and use.

I use both. I really like my 2.5in external drives and I think I only paid like 29.99 on the bay (made in china of course) for the last one with 80g's of space, I use it to keep all my paid for programs on and the keys as well as virus removal programs and such.

I use my thumb drive to share programs and music and such with my Nephew since if he loses it it's cheaper for me to replace and he has tested that theory.
Fabe

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Hi
I install windows XP on usb pen drive but as the windows xp files copied and system restart to install windows BSOD error comes ( 0x0000007B )
Plz tell me windows xp can install on usb or not

A:install xp from usb thumb drive

if you are installing to a sata drive set it to be seen as ide in the bios

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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 been working on my sons 6-8 year old lap top that was not recognizing the usb ports. When you plug anything (mouse etc) into the port, the screen goes blank and the computer has to be rebooted after which the mouse would work. I had a 2 gig Simpletech thumb drive that I had been using for over a year and it worked fine on everything I pluged it into until, I pluged it into this laptop, the screen went blank, I rebooted and after a few moments when the drive was not found I went to unplug it and it was Hot, real HOT. Hot enought to dimple the plastic housing and destroy the drive. I am at a loss. Any Ideas, thanks
 

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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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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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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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In the past I have re-formatted thumb drives to remove all data.
I know "delete" actually lists the delete file/folder in the hidden "Recycle bin" on the thumb drive.

Recently I had to verify a WD portable USB HD and one of the features on the WD tool was to ... (this is where I am out of my depth) ... replace all segments/bits (?) with zeros.

What is (if there is one) the best way to clear a thumb drive ?
I want to re-use the thumb drives with 5GB data for 6 months storage
Security is not an issue.

any thoughts, thank you

A:Clearing a thumb drive.

Just format it as usual.

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I have a usb thumb drive that the tip came off. Any ideas on how to get my data or fix it?
 

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

A:thumb drive troubles

Try it from an elevated cmd prompt.

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

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

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Hello,

I have Windows XP home and for some reason when I plug in a 1GB thumb drive the Drive Letter doesn't showing up.

The most frustrating part is that the thumb drive is recognized in the Device Manager and the status is enabled and it states "This device is working properly.". I have the most current drivers installed as well. There's just no letter like E: or F:

Everything else works great, my printer card reader, my USB to IDE HDD cable.
 

A:Thumb Drive Problem

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Hello everybody,

Im new to this forum and i want a solution for a problem im facing right now. i bought a MP3 player with 512mb capacity and without any warranty and when i formatted it, my thumbdrive's capacity went to 256mb. im able to double the space of this disk using a program called drive space3 in windows 98 but im not able to use that drive in windows xp. can anyone provide me a solution for this problem, so that i can use this drive in windows xp by doubling the space. otherwise please let me know how to double the space in windows xp for a removable disk. im thankful to you if you can provide me a solution

Thankyou
Sandeep
 

A:Thumb drive 512 became 256 when formatted. Please help

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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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