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Damm usb drive

By omgwtfdammit
Nov 14, 2007
  1. Hi guys, Wondering whether you can help me just bought a 16 gb usb flash drive off e-bay {probably not a good move} Anyway put it in my computer @ home, computer sees new drive and then installed driver, but when i click on drive it reads[ please insert disk to drive :D] it wont let me format it and the properties are showing no storage capacity. It seems to think that it is a dvd or cd drive device! Took it to work and the same result, tried downloading latest usb 2 driver still nothing any ideas?????? cheers :AJ
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried formatting it from disk management? If not. Start button, run, type diskmgmt.
     
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

  4. omgwtfdammit

    omgwtfdammit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for that but those disks were for cameras etc mine is a 16 gig usb 2 flash drive, Im running windows vista basic maybe vista does'nt like that brand of disk?
     
  5. omgwtfdammit

    omgwtfdammit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried that but windows vista cant find disk management anywhere.
    Any other suggestions?
    cheers :AJ
     
  6. intervanouten

    intervanouten TS Rookie

    Can you try it on another machine?
     
  7. omgwtfdammit

    omgwtfdammit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yep done that on 2 different machines @ work my other flash drives work ok
    but this ones a dud i think . Cheers -AJ
     
  8. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    AJ, report that item to ebay for non-functioning unit.

    And you probably get the refund or a indentical item.
     
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