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Computer thinks USB key is a disk drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Trag, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. Trag

    Trag Thread Starter

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    After having attempted to use a Sandisk cruzer mini 256MB on an older computer running Windows 98 (after installing the win98 driver), the USB key will not work on a newer machine running windows XP. It appears as drive E: in my computer when it is plugged in, but when you attempt to access the drive, it asks you to insert a disk.

    We'd appreciate any help,

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Have you tried going to Disk Management and formatting the USB drive?
     
  3. Trag

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    No luck. Windows does semi-rcognize it as a usb mass storage device under the "safely remove hardware" dialog, but otherwise there's no luck.
     
  4. Trag

    Trag Thread Starter

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    YAY! Fixed it! Some how...

    Did a full format on it on the win98 computer, then the files became all corupt.. (wierd characters) so then we plugged it into our good computer (XP) and did a quick format. Now its completely fixed! :)

    Thanks for your help,
     
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