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Comparing 2 thumb drive contents

Q: Comparing 2 thumb drive contents

Hello,
 
 Would like to know if any one is aware of a program that will automatically compare two different usb thumb drives contents.
I am trying to consolidate files and delete duplicates quickly on as few drives as possible.
 
Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Comparing 2 thumb drive contents

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I use FreeFileSync. You need to be careful of the settings for syncing or you can overwrite your files.

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Somewhere I read about ways to label a flash or thumb drive(on the drive itself) and also how to print the contents of the drive. i lost the info and would appreciate learning how to do it again.
 

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have two partitions on my C: drive that I believe are very similar after I did a recovery due to a SSD failure. Is there a way to compare two separate partitions in the new SSD?

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Is there a site, much like the video card comparisons, that lets you compare two specific hard drives, in terms of performance?

For example, if I wanted to find out which drive offered better performance, a Seagate 7200.12 1 TB drive, or a 500 GB Western Digital Green drive.

I have a pile of older hard drives like this and I'd love to be able to rank them in terms of performance, to figure out what to keep and what to sell.

A:Comparing Hard Drive Performance

You mean something like this?

Charts, benchmarks HDD Charts 2012, Desktop Performance

Charts-2012/benchmarks,134.html

If you have time and patience you can plug the hard disks and run the hdtune_free_version for real time results.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone know where I can get a thumb drive that is made in the US ? And is there anything I should know before I buy? Win XP .
 

A:Thumb drive

You can buy thumb drive in any computer store I'm sorry I am not familiar where, Any thumb drive will do...in any OS..Just make sure also the size or capacity fit what you are planning to use..If you use it as a back-up drive. Then you have to buy bigger sizes.
 

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

A:usb thumb drive

When you eject the USB flash drive do you click the Safely Remove Icon before pulling it out? If you don't, it will have a hard time connecting next time you put it in.
If the USB Flash Drive is not recognized when you put it in, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with a Yellow Flag or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it, then remove the Flash Drive and restart your computer. Put the Flash drive into a different USB port. If you don't want to restart, put the USB into a different USB port and in the Device Manager, Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. You should get New Hardware Found.

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

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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

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

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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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Hi,

1st and foremost, this forum rules. I've gotten a lot of answers from it and I've been a lurker for some time now. And now that I got my own questions, I decided to join.

My bud's got an HP Pavilion dv6000 and it appears his display is dead. His laptop turns on, but the screen is completely dead. We wanted to get some information off of his drive and he's too lazy to go get that display fixed. I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 as well. Hmmmm...

So I thought, "Hey, I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 as well. Would it work if I took my drive out and stuck his drive into mine... And then just simply start it up? Shouldn't we be able to just log into his drive and get the crap we need?"

Yes, dumb question. Shouldn't I be able to just swap his into my laptop just so we could get the info we need (pictures, music, a friggin WEP key and some other files)? Please feel free to shoot me down. But most importantly, let me know if my suggested method will work and if I'll be risking my own machine's well being.

Thank you all,
 

A:Drive swap to view contents on drive from a notebook with a broken display.

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I'm in a panic mode.
My files are supposed to be inside a subfolder within the drive. Now all the subfolders are visible but there is no contents inside.
That is My Computer - DRIVE F - Subfolder A (visible) - Subfolder A1 (visible) - contents in Subfolder A1 (EMPTY).

Now when I check DRIVE F it tells me 156GB of 210GB used, which corresonds to the file sizes. So it seems to recognize files inside the drive but when I go inside it's completely empty!

Any help?...

A:SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty

Hi,

Please open a CMD window, then navaagte to the drive and folder that you think has the files. Now type dir *.* and hit enter.

Please post the results here.

Regards,
Golden

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I use a CD RW disc for back up of my Quicken program. After the CD RW disk has been inactive in the drive for a while (I don't know how long it takes for this condition to occur) I cannot access the contents of my hard drive (the cursor becomes a hourglass) until I eject the CD or put an unused CD RW disk in the drive.

What causes this problem and how do I prevent it?
 

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Hi,I am using a windows xp sp2 and a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N cd/dvd driveThe problem is my cd drive is sometimes detecting the contents of a cd and sometimes not. I am not even able to find the pattern because the same cd when i insert it into the drive at times it shows the content and at times not.I want to format only my C drive using the windows xp cd. But the problem is when i am trying to boot from the cd, the os is not able read from cd.I checked the bios boot priority configuration and it is set to cd/dvd first.what is the other way of format my c drive other than by booting from cd ?i copied all the contents of the "windows xp installation disk" onto my usb flash drive and wanted to setup windows xp.when i double clicked on "setup.exe", i was able to go to the blue screen which had options of "collecting information, dynamic update, preparing installation, installing windows, finalizing installation". the problem is ..it has not asked me whether to just format c or format c,d,e drives.what will happen if i go ahead and format. will i lose all my data in d, e, f drives also..or by default it just formats c drive even if it does not ask us ?I am actually facing all these problems bcos...my pc is not booting from my cd.Please help me with answers.thank you

A:cd drive not reading contents of disk and does xp installation just format c drive ?

Hi,

When this happens can you eject the cd? When it doesn't read it does it still sound like it is being read in the cd drive?

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A Compaq notebook running Win ME which previously would recognize my thumb drives will no longer recognize the drive. The USB port definitely works when connected to a USB printer. I've tried plugging in the thumb drive both before booting and after booting, but Win ME just won't find it. I'm at a loss... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

Your drivers for the thumb drive or devices like it are missing or corrupt. Go the manufacture site for download and instructions
 

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

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

How do I do it?

A:Backups on thumb drive?

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

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

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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 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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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 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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Greetings and salutations!

I'm working on an HP Pavilion ze5400 laptop.

The CD-ROM does not work.

It's got some nasty viruses on it which limit what I can use it for...those constitute another story which has already been adressed.

I need to run a repair installation of XP.

I've tried using the program PeToUSB and when I try to boot from the thumb-drive it just tells me "Disk Error. Press any key to reboot." Pressing any key just brings the message about again with no actual reboot.

Thoughts? Ideas? Does anyone have any insight into how one might copy an XP installation disc to a USB drive for installation?

If worse comes to absolute worse...I understand one of the problems trying to install XP from a USB drive is that it resets the usb device and loses the boot-source. Would an external CD-ROM work? I don't have one but I'm not against acquiring one if need be.
 

A:Installing XP from USB thumb drive

Hi,
There's a guide here, hope it's of use (not tried it myself):
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5928902.html

Richard
 

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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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my son thought he could load a program on his thumbdrive off of another computer. and now when he plugs it in to any computer, it says, it needs to be formatted.. He knows if it is formatted he will loose everything including pictures from his tour in Iraq. I know .. and he knows he should have copied the pictures.. but he didn't. I don't think he will repeat the mistake.

is there anything that can be done to salvage the informaiton on the drive?

any assistance or information will be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.
 

A:Thumb drive Trouble.

if he tried to 'load a program from another pc'
that is probably WHY it needs to be formatted,
on this forum, the rules here:
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
say no-one can help with piracy,
.
on recovering the pictures,
there are a number of data recovery softwares available,
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=data+recovery+software&btnG=Google+Search
pick one, it MIGHT work,
.
depending upon HOW important the pics,
there are professional services available,
http://www.google.com/search?num=50&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=data+recovery+services&btnG=Search
 

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Good Morning
First post. Hope someone can help. I have a Lexar Jumpdrive sport with sensitive data stored on it. Is there a way to run a script or a program that when this jump drive is inserted into the USB connector that a login screen will appear securing the entire drive? Please let me know if anyone has ideas.
Thanks
 

A:Securing my thumb drive

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hello guys this is my work place problems it seem majority in my place have these shortcuts in their thumb drive lets say any a folder named hello

( it shortcut have the same name )the original file missing

but when i try to click the file it goes to some other with a path of some sort of file named like o3mr that i did not recognize the rest of the name

cause it too long its there any idea on how to kill this virus and remove infection in the computer cause anything i try it closed it in second

hope any of you can help already two month before i post it here

thanks you

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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 Dell D810 laptop and also two 512 mb jump drives. As quick as I plug the jump in the cpu recognizes a flash drive has been inserted and then it gives me a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA fault and won't do anything else except power off. I have tried these two jumps on various machines and they work fine, so I don't think it is in the jumps. I have Win XP SP2 on this machine. Any Idea??????/
 

A:Thumb drive issues

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

A:thumb drive not showing up

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

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I've 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
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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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