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AntiVirus for USB Thumb Drive

Q: AntiVirus for USB Thumb Drive

Hello

I have to take my USB drive to different locations and I have seen that sometimes certain viruses migrate from the Host PC to my USB which are picked up by my own PC's virus scanner.
So, I was wondering is it possible to install an AV for my USB drive so that it will stop viruses from other PCs to my USB drive?

Please help.

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: AntiVirus for USB Thumb Drive

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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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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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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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On our system at work when I plug in a thumb drive because our network drive is f it assigns that letter to the thumb and I cant see it. I go through Manage then Disk Management ect and assign a Drive letter to the USB thumb. I dont want to do this if I dont have to. I also dont want to have the IT guys remap the entire network if possible. Is there a way around this.
I want to be able to just plug in a thumb drive and have xp see it without going through disk management to change a assigned letter.

Thanks
 

A:XP wont see thumb drive Network drive F

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Greetings to all

By mistake i disabled my flasd drive... here is what i did...

at the task bar (the one at the bottom ---start -----) i right clicked the safely remove hardware and selected properties and device usage i disbaled.. since than i cant use this flash drive in this computer.. i can use other flash drive/thumb drive usb drive but the one which i disabled i cant use it and it wont recognise too.

Please help me to fix this problem. when i insert other flash drive/thumb drive my computer detects it but the one which i disabled wont detect. What should i do?

Highly apreciate your help

AneeLiyo
Bangkok
 

A:Flash Drive/Thumb Drive how to enable

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Downloaded music from desktop onto a thumb drive- replays fine on desktop but not on netbook that runs Windows 7 starter, windows media player. thumb drive on netbook stutters- plays some song and not others
 

A:thumb drive use

I'd try copying the files it won't play over to the local drive. Then you can find out if it is a problem with your drive, files, or if you are just using to much RAM on other things- netbooks typically can't run tons of apps at once since they usually only come with 1-2GB
 

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

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Exactly what method or process are you using to try to format the thumb drive.
Could you install the thumb drive and use this tutorial to post a picture.
Also let us know what size and brand the thumb drive is.

By Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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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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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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Bought a twin pack of 1 GB thumb drives. One works fine, other one doesn't. I plug it in & it shows up as removable disk K. Tried to drag flies onto it & it says "please insert a disk into removable drive K." Hello? It's already plugged in! Might it just be a dud, since the other one that came in the pack is fine? I didn't pay that much so I don't mind just throwing it out, since trying to get it working is causing me major headaches. The brand is LGear bought from Futureshop. And I'm running Vista Home Premium. GRRR!! I should just smash it with a hammer & be done with it!
 

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Any of my USB devices, Thumb Drive, MP3 Player etc., will now not show up in My Computer. I sure my computer see them as it chimes when I plug them in.
Please Advise.
Roger

A:Thumb Drive

right click my computer, click on manage, click on disk management and see if it sees your thumb drives there.

Are you using a usb hub or plugged directly into the computer?

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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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HELP!!! I just bought a new PNY 8gb thumb drive for my Dell E6400 laptop running XP. It worked great for the first few tries. Today, every time I plug it in the USB port I keep getting "Cannot find HOnEq.Exe"
I don't know why it's not auto-playing, and allowing me to read the files I put on the thumb drive earlier. But, I can go to My Computer, and right click on the thumbdrive to view the contents. But why did it stop automatically recognize the thumbdrive and why is that warning constantly popping up. There is no virus..I scanned that. All devices appear to be working. Should I return the thumb drive and get a different brand/model? Or is there a simple fix? Also, I checked to update the driver but it said I already had the latest driver. Did something get corrupted? HELP!!!
 

A:PNY 8gb Thumb Drive

The most likely situation is that the thumb drive got a virus which was later removed by your antivirus or someone else's. In that case there will still be a file (probably a hidden and system file) called "Autorun.inf". If you delete that file the drive will be back to normal.

In case you don't know, to show hidden and system files go to tools>Folder options>view, check show hidden files and folders and uncheck hide protected Opperating system files.
 

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Hi All my problem is this I have a Dell laptop and when at home and I put the usb thumb drive in to it I can read it ok, but when I take the laptop away with me to another location the laptop cannot read the it (the thumb drive)
The laptop is not connected to the internet at either location
I have tried it on different Laptops same result there dosen't seem any logical reason for this as other usb drives work ok
Many thanks for any help that can be given.

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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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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 am thinking about getting a Thumb Drive to cut down on all the CDs and Floppies I keep having to drag out. I use a Dell Inspiron 2500 - Windows XP -Internet Explorer.

What type and size of Thumb drive would you suggest. Also does it come with software to install? I would be using it to back-up "My Documents"/Pictures, etc.

Thank you.

Florida Cheryl
 

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

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I have a 16GB thumb drive. Looking for tools to put on it so I can help people when they call me to fix their computer.

A:Tools to put on my thumb drive?

Hello Havoc,

Try some of these.

Run 57 Free PC Repair Apps From Your Flash Drive | Bill Mullins' Weblog - Tech Thoughts

Computer Repair Tools - Technibble

John

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

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

A:Problems with thumb drive

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

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

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

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

A:thumb drive troubles

Try it from an elevated cmd prompt.

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

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

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I have a sandisk cruzer glide 16gb thumb drive that seems to be no good.
it was plugged in and I was triing to d/l too many files at the same time, it seemed to freeze and I couldn't
cancel the transfer, finally the transfer window closed so I decided to close down my computer whilst leaving the drive plugged in, and turn it back on later (hopeing that the drive would be recognised, it wasn't).
I've tried numerous times since to plug the drive in and let windows recognise it to no avail.
Does this mean that the drive is dead or is there a way for me to fix it?
cheers
phil
 

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FIXED


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

Help....

A:Help may have messed up thumb drive.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Check this tutorial out.

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

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I had diskpart running "clean all" for a thumb drive. I accidentally restarted Windows and now my computer can't see the thumb drive. It's plugged in (disk 4 in the picture below) but says no media.

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I would like to add password protection for my thumb drive.
 

A:Thumb Drive Security

Here's a free utility: Cryptainer LE

Here are a couple of pay ones:FolderLock and StorageCrypt

There are tons more.
 

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

A:Lexar Thumb Drive

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

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I wasn't sure where to put this question.

I have an 8GB SanDisk U3 Cruzer thumb drive. I have always been able to use it on both my Mac and my PC, however after formatting it for a startup disk to install Mavericks on my Mac then reformatting it on the Mac to Fat32 so it should be able to be read on both, the PC does not see it any longer. I can write to and read it on my Mac. I tried to go into Disk Management on my PC, but when I click to format it, it gives the following message:

"An unexpected error has occurred. Check the System Event Log for more information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer.

I looked at Event Viewer, which I presume is the same as System Event Log, but don't know what I'm looking at there.

This has happened on both my PC with OS Vista and my laptop with OS Windows 7.

Would appreciate any suggestions on a way to fix this.

This is the TSG log from my Vista PC:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5886 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300999 MB, Free - 176524 MB; D: Total - 192070 MB, Free - 109805 MB; E: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 43669 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, FMCP7AM
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Ena... Read more

A:Thumb drive can't be read on PC

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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
 

A:Melted thumb drive

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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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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
 

A:Thumb drive not found

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

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

A:thumb drive screw up

Try reformatting the thumb drive.
 

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Hello, I have been infected with Micrsoft.exe Virus. Symantec does not detect that as Vulnerable but Avast does and is not letting me use my Drive. I have two infections on my Thumb Drive one an Autorun.inf and mircsoft.exe. I have tried using the Flash Disinfector but with minimal help. I am considering to run Combofix but it runs a check on the Core only, please advise how to have both these applications off my drive and also protect my Thumb drive from Future infections.Thanks,SafeerEdit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Mircsoft.exe On My Thumb Drive

I formatted mine, with another drive that I suspected was infected I open sUBs flashprogram then connected the drive then executed the flashdisinfector

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I bought a new sigmatel thumb drive MP3 player. it is not recognised by computer drive letter both in winme and winxp after plugging. Unless the drive letter appears for this usb device it cannot be formatted. it asks to be reformatted for putting it to use. I have the original driver CD and also followed the troubleshooting tips from the sigmatel website. but nothing works. can anyone guide.
 

A:USB thumb drive MP3 player

Plug it into XP, then right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management. You should be able to format it there. It won't appear as a drive letter in My Computer until it's formatted.
 

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

A:Two partitions on Usb Thumb Drive

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

A:Can't delete from thumb drive

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I have two thumb drives that all of the sudden stopped working. I plug them in and the computer pops up the sandisk autorun option and a window that says i have to format the drive. When I try to format it it says that the drive cant be formatted. Under the properties it has that the drive contains 0 bytes with a capacity of 0 bytes. when i click on the drive to open it normally it says insert blank disk into the drive. The thing that really confuses me is that the autorun disk still exists and functions up to the point where it loads where it flashes an error message because windows cannot access the drive. Does anyone know what the issue is here? what i could have done to cause this or how can i fix it? can i fix it at all? Any help would be great because i really need the thumb drive. Thanks a lot.
 

A:Corrupt Thumb Drive or something

Two drives behaving this way would make me look at the PC or Windows.

Try the drives on another PC, do they work properly?
 

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Just bought an 8GB USB flash drive primarily to load music for my car. Is it necessary to format it (FAT32 or other), or can I just drag and drop folders and songs?
Also, if I decide to add data files (Excel spreads, Word dox, etc.), do I need to partition it somehow so that my car stereo does not get confused? If so, how?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 (OC'd to 3.7Ghz)
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953762 MB, Free - 910998 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1678442 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD3R, x.x,
Antivirus: Trend Micro AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Necessary to format new USB thumb drive?

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