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Q: file won't fit on thumb drive

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

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A: file won't fit on thumb drive

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My thumb drive has failed. Most info on it was not particularly important. Unfortunately there was a word file that I need for work. I opened that file on my computer this week, but didn't save it there. Is there some directory on my computer's (Win XP) hard drive that would still have a copy somewhere.

I know it's a longshot, but I'm hoping, rather than working just from the thumb, that Windows would put it somewhere on the HD that I might be able to find it still lurking.

Thanks in advance.

TL
 

A:Word file from thumb drive

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I hope one of you guys can tell me how to get a ISO file from a disk onto a empty thumb drive, usually i see a "send to " but i don't see that option in the following screenshot, any other way to get the thumb drive to boot?

Thanks, i figured my original post is dead so i started a new one.

A:Screenshot help in getting an ISO file from disk onto thumb drive

So the ISO file is on a CD or DVD disc and you want to copy it to a USB flash drive, right?

Start My Computer.
Right click on the optical drive and select Explore.
Start another My Computer.
Right click on the flash drive and select Explore.

Line up the windows so you can drag the ISO from the optical drive to the flash drive to copy it there.

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I am trying to free up space on my 120GB SSD. I looked into reducing the page-file and/or moving it to my data HDD (500GB & 750GB). I have 16GB of ram, so the page-file will rarely if ever be used. I would like to have it completely off of my SSD to help with longevity of the drive. I like to have my HDDs spin down when not in use, so it might be a pain waiting for the drive to spin up when the PF actually gets used.

I thought, why not use one of the 8 GB USB2 thumb drives I have laying around for the page file? I searched and some said they are slow, but they will probably not be used much anyway, and they would be faster than waiting for the HDD to spin up.

Good idea or not?

EDIT: How would a USB3 Thumb drive fair?

A:Using 8GB USB2 thumb drive for page file

Try a 3.0 thumb as 'ReadyBoost' and do some random testing with it. With 16GB of RAM your pagefile probably won't be touched.

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Quite often when copying an EXE file to thumb drive I get this alert

What does it mean. I have not had any install problems so far.

Thank you

A:Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive

Every file has properties attached to it. Basically , it's information about the file, like this:



In the case of the EXE file above, there isn't much to worry about if they are lost when they are copied. The only time that properties really cause a problem is when you lose the information from photographs and documents. The information may be used by other programs to load information, or to show information about the file.

Basically, Windows is just telling you that the properties will not be copied with the file, and it's checking to see if it's OK with you if they get lost in the copy. It isn't usually a cause for concern.

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Hi,My USB thumb drive seem to have been infected by a Trojan. All the file folders inside the said thumb drive have become short cuts and the file sizes have been all reduced to 1 or 2 kb. The exact error message which I had received when I tried to double click on the short cut is as follows: "Windows cannot find 'G:\RECYCLER\0xFFD12566.exe'. Make sure you type the name correctly, and then try again." However, the overall properties of the said thumbdrive showed that my files are all still inside the thumb drive but they were being hidden somewhere. I went to the folder options -> view -> and clicked on show all hidden files and unchecked the "hide empty drives", "hide extensions for known file types" and "hide protected operating system files", and I was able to see and access to all my documents. I then used 2 anti virus programs (1. Norton Anti Virus 2012 and 2. Spyware doctor with Anti Virus) to search for any viruses/trojans but to no avail. Both programs indicated that my computer (inclusive of the USB drive) are free from any threats.As such, I would like to enquire:1. Is my USB drive infected by any virus/trojans? 2. If yes, can I simply extract my documents/pictures from all the hidden folders, transferred them to a new drive and continue working with them? Will my new drive be infected as well?3. Is there any way to solve the problem without formatting my thumb drive? The documents are of utmost imp... Read more

A:File folders in USB thumb drive become shortcuts and files have gone missing

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Hi ,

I am using WIN 7, PRO, SP1
I have a couple of questions about the operation of the Windows ?System Restore Point? function.
1. Can the ?System Restore Point? created file be written or exported to external storage --- burn to CD, DVD or write to thumb drive?. Writing a ?recovery? file to your hard disk C:\ partition seems to defeat the possibility of ?recovery? when the computer will not boot or the C:\ drive cannot be accessed.
2. Assuming the System Restore Point file can be placed on external storage, are there program(s) that can be used to boot a non-functioning computer and read and replace the System Restore Point from the CD/DVD or thumb drive? You could think it as a ? System Restore Point Emergency Boot Disk?
Thanks,

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Can I copy a thumb file or a preview and save to look at. Why? I can not open the file without losing the picture, or it not opening.
 

A:Thumb File 2

Where is this image? If its on screen you can always press the print scr key and then open Window Paint, paste and crop it there and save it.
 

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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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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 a problem I can see the preview of a photo that someone sent me but when I open it up, the image is either half way gone or does not appear at all.I have used Microsoft to open it, photoshop and Ulead and none of them work, can you help.
 

A:Thumb file preview

In either case (if you have attachments or the images were uploaded to a server so you could download them) I think you are going to have to have them sent again as it appears the image was corrupted in transit.
Was it indeed sent via email? As an attachment or as a download accessed from the email?
If being sent as an attachment, have the person put it in a zip file to protect it a little better, or just send it again and see if its ok then. If downloaded, try downloading it again and if its still truncated, have the person try sending it again also.
Thumbnail are just little snapshots of the original an are only accurate at the time they were made so any corruption or damage that occurs to the original after the thumb was made will not be reflected in the thumbnail.
 

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I moving files around and my attempt to burn my picture files to the "E" drive just by moving them there. I got the warning message something about the importance of the Thumb.db file containing info that could cause problems with my system. So after copying the folders to the "E" drive I realized that wasnt going to burn them to the CD. I deleted the files in the "E" Drive and now when I go back to my pictures most of them will not display the image. I looked through other sites and heard similar problems, but most were trying to figure out how to get rid of the Thumbs.db file. To my undersatnding windows xp automatically reproduces this file after you delete it. Well that doesnt seem to me happening for my machine (Dell Demension 2400) Pentium 4. I think I have about 50 folders and aprox 20 of them still show pictures and have the Thumb.db file. As I went through each folder that didnt display pictures I deleted the thumbs.db file. Closed explore and reopened and the pictures still could not be shown. Any help here would be much appreciated. Thanks, C Reynolds

A:Thumb.db file does not return

Have you tried refreshing the folder? Right click in the folder and then click 'Refresh' in the context menu.

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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
 

A:XP wont see thumb drive Network drive F

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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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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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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
 

A:Thumb Drive Help

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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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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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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
 

A:Thumb Drive

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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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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.

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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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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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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I've just brought a brand new USB 32GB thumb drive (it was working at that moment), so I decided to format the drive to NTFS, but it takes ages (3 to 4 hours for 10% )and still haven't finish the formating.....so I aborted the format and use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool to format it, but it keep saying that the USB thumb drive is having the write-protected on (in fact, it doesn't have the write-protect lock button at all)......so now I can't format (unable to complete the format) or use the drive at all.....also, if I use the format provided by Windows (right-click at the drive and choose "format") it will give me an error at the end......


Please help!!! SO MANY THANKS!!!

It is a OEM product, the chip is a Samsumg chip. And I bought it on ebay.
 

A:Can't format the USB Thumb drive

If you have a Windows Install CD you can boot with it and tell it to delete all the partitions without having to use DOS. (I use a WinXP cd), I did the same thing once with a 4gb flash drive.
 

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Need to format new thumb drive  - 

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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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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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I used my thumb drive to copy a file from my XP computer and carry it to my wife's Windows 7 laptop.

The files were self executing set-up files for her printer (exe). When I plugged the thumb drive into her computer it wouldn't read it (Drive requires formating-dialogue box) When I plugged it back into the XP system, I got the same dialog box (Drive is not Formated),

What happened? Is there any way to salvage the one, almost 2, gigabytes of files on my thumb drive?
 

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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:05:04 AM, on 8/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exeC:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exec:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Ac... Read more

A:Thumb drive malware

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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 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'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'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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