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usb pen drive plug and play

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by krhyme, Feb 12, 2004.

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  1. krhyme

    krhyme Thread Starter

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    I'm going crazy, i'm going to need a heatsink for my head soon. Here it is:

    My plug and play USB pen drive loads up normally and appears in "My Computer" and the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appears in my taskbar system tray. But when I double click it, the "Please insert a disk into drive G:" error message appears! When I right click the drive and go into the properties, it says free space and total space 0 kb.

    I'm running on windows XP but have tried it on windows 2000 and it does the same so I know it's not a problem with my machine. It used to work great before!


    Please help, I have some very important files on that drive.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    It sounds like the USB drive or the data structure is corrupt, sad to say.
     
  3. mhoydis

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    I second that. The device sounds very broken - either physically or data-structure.
     
  4. Moby

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    If the info on the drive is that important you may try this free programme. It recovers lost, deleted files from drives, memory cards etc. I've used it and it worked great. I'm not saying it will even be able to 'see' anything on your drive but it appears you don't have many options. May be worth a try.

    http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm
     
  5. griffinspc

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    Sorry to say it but I had the same problem with my Sony Micro. At least I was able to save the device with the Sony format software but alas the files were toast.

    Can you get format software from your model web site?
     
  6. krhyme

    krhyme Thread Starter

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    My boss is going to kill me, ahh well more working hours for me. What's the best way to save the device itself? Is there any way of fixing it? There is no manufacturer name on it.
     
  7. krhyme

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    Wow, it worked!! I got my files back!! THANKS MOBY that app is incredible! THANKS AGAIN to everyone.... I will defenatly send a donation for this site!

    The next step is now to save that usb pen, any way of making it function normally again?
     
  8. Moby

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    That's excellent news. Just goes to show that the word 'delete' means nothing to some programmes eh? :)
    I would format the drive then test it for a while with non important or copies of files to see how it stands up.
     
  9. griffinspc

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    Try plugging it in and then run AIDA32 from here and it should list it by manufacturer Devices/windows devices. Once you have that you should be able to go to the site and maybe match it up for a download.

    http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32
     
  10. krhyme

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    <img src="http://pages.infinit.net/kamalk/untitled.JPG">

    That's all I could find... still no manufacturer name :(
     
  11. griffinspc

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    You have the summary highlighted. Look further down and you'll see Devices / Windows devices and highlight that.
     
  12. krhyme

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    I'd simply format it if you've recovered the data, it should format just like a disk. Since you read the data, it's obvious that the device is working after a fashion... :)
     
  15. krhyme

    krhyme Thread Starter

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    The site didn't offer any apps or details on how to format it. When I right click on the drive in "My Computer" and I use the format tool, it gives me an error message when I try to format it. Is there any applications I can use to try to format it? Or any other method to format?

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