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pen drive troubles :)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rebon, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

    Oct 21, 2001
    Anyone any idea why this would happen?

    I have a Kingston ( KUSB/2GFE) 2gb pen drive Kingston don’t make this model any longer. When I transfer files across to the pen drive more often than not somehow the files get corrupted and they turn into a folder with 0 bytes data? This can happen with any type of file I try to save onto the pen drive happen with

    I am running windows xp and have an AMD 3000 pc.
    In devise manager it says the removable disk is working properly?
    I carried out the error checking option when you right click and properties, it says no errors, but somehow the files are being corrupted . What beats me is it seems completely at random sometimes the file copies across ok other times it does not?

    You can see a screen shots here.



    I am at a loss why this is happening maybe the pen drive is defective?
    Anyhow if someone can advise me of a possible fix I would be most grateful.

  2. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
    Good Morning rebon, yes these kinds of problems are really annoying eren't they!
    Firstly check your warranty, those flashdrives usually had terriffic warranty.
    I have experience a similar problem and used this software, download and install it on your machine.
    It is called "recovery manager" it is quite amazing and often fixes that problem you have. Carefully read the destructions.
    I am interested to know if you fix your problem with it.
    I have formed the opinion that some windows activities corrupt the flashdrive somehow.
    Try using drag and drop methods for file transfers, (control key for copy or shift for move, release the mouse button first)
    Cheers, qldit.
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