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Hard for a girl to deal with!

By marieGB
Oct 28, 2007
  1. Hi. It was great, my USB flash drive. Once without transfereing anything to it. The orange light (it's pqi) went off. After replugging, windows didn't recognize. I followed your FAQ but after that windows recognized it and it was visible in "my computer". But upon double clicking a message appears telling "insert disk into drive k:\" which is the usb drive! It's no virus because it's totally inaccessible to format. ANd the PC won't start when it's plugged after restart.

    *** I tried to format it using the HP tool but it tells there's no media in the drive.

    *** I uninstalled the HUBs and Controllers...in vain.

    *** What is shocking me is that the "unrecognized msg" stopped and everything seems to be OK!

    ***Every time I plug it in and remove it my other one stops to work but works again from a different USB plug.

    If it's fried please tell me!

    Removed bold.
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Yup, i recon so.
     
  3. marieGB

    marieGB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So it's gone rik! Gosh!
     
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    You could try it in another computer.

    If you really need the data on the drive,

    there is a company HERE that offers

    a "no fix,no fee" policy.However,the fee is $ 150
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    check plug(contacts )first
    flash drives have a short re-write span
    look for commercial products
    IE:
    standard rewrites 600,000
    commercial 2,000,000
    commercial are somewhat slower
     
  6. marieGB

    marieGB TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I'm afraid I understood nothing on that Samstoned!
     
  7. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    inside the USB port, you will see 4 metal connectors, check these for dust - blow dust away. If one is bent up or there is less than 4 you've lost/damaged a pin. This means it is possible to recover the data.

    Simon
     
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