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  1. nttechsavvy

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    I have a HP laptop and have been using a flash disk to save some files. I have accessed a few times. I put it in tonight and the box pops up for me to click on but when i click on it It says please insert a disk into removable disk G but the disk is already been put in. I hope someone can help I don't want to lose the info on the disk.
    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    See what is says in Disk Management. Try changing the drive letter.

    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
     
  3. nttechsavvy

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    I checked disk management it says
    Disk C healthy
    HP recovery disk D healthy
    Disk online
    Disk 1 Removable G, no media
    CD Rom 0, DVD E, no media
    I did change the drive letter from F to G
    I just right clicked on the disk 1 G and under manager it says device working properly
     
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    can anyone else give me any kind of help on this problem?
     
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    Do you always use the "Safe to remove " icon when you remove your thumb drives from the computer?
     
  6. nttechsavvy

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    I didn't know there was a safe to remove icon so I guess noe :) I just pull the flash disk out. Did I damage it by doing that. I have done it many other times like that.
     
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    The odds are yes. If nothing else the data was damaged.
    The icon will be in the "Notifcation area".
     

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    Yes i just found the icon. So there is no way to get the info off that flash disk now?
     
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    Try it on another machine, if you have the same problem, I would say NO.
    BUT, I have been known to be wrong more than once.
     
  10. nttechsavvy

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    yea i did try it on my sons and it said the same msg. So why does it recognise when i put it in the machine but then it says to insert disk. This confuses me. As you can see I am computer illiterate :)
     
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    What is the make and model of this thumb drive?
    Some OEM's have data recover steps.
     
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    it says quickdrive 2GB on the front and on the back Microgem QD2_M11
    S/N SE012119BNFL23626 ,USB
     
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    no it's wide about 2 inches and aboout 3 inches long I think it does have a warrany on it. I need to find the pkg it came.
    Thanks for all your help
     
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