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Problem with my new 128MB Memory Stick

By joel_dmccfi
Mar 1, 2006
  1. please help me resolve my problem with my new 128MB PRETEL Memory Stick. the RAM Drive can be detected but can not be accessed.

    i tried to format it using Disk Management, but it cannot be formatted coz the stick was detected as NO MEDIA.

    please please please please

    i need your help the soonest possible time..

    joel
     
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Try going back to Disk management and if the drive is recognized , change the drive letter to something in the middle of the alphabet eg "m"
    Then try to Format.
    I have seen windows get confused when a newly inserted drive gets a letter like " D or E" and it thinks it's a CDrom
     
  3. joel_dmccfi

    joel_dmccfi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Flash Drive detected but NO MEDIA

    i tried your suggestion but still it cannot be formatted. it was detected in disk management but as "NO MEDIA". i assigned a new letter on it but it still doesnt work.

    any other suggestions?

    please please please
     
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    was this stick purchased in a Camera etc? Was it formatted in another device ? Are you using a usb reader or a device incorporated in your machine?
    Some devices format to Fat 16 windows will not do that on it's own there is a work around at Microsoft.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. joel_dmccfi

    joel_dmccfi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    got it in an ICT Congress Raffle Draw :)

    i only got it during and ICT Congress Raffle Draw..
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    whatever that is.....
     
  8. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 75

    You might also try (you never said) upgrading your USB drivers to USB2.0
    some devices are only USB 2.0 compliant.... FDisk and Format just like you would any other HD.
     
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