Sony USB flash driver help please

By jake001
May 3, 2007
  1. I've just received a USB 8gb Sony Vaio flash driver, but when ever I transfer a file larger then 100 megs to this devise the file is corrupted and will not open ( software or videos both )
    I'm running XP home with SP2, the software that came with it is for Windows 98 &ME

    Any thoughts
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You should not (have) install(ed) the software for sure.

    Now, is the file corrupt even when you try to open it right away? Or do you mean that the file is corrupt after removing and reattaching the flash drive? If it's the latter, then are using the "safely remove" icon to detach the device?

    Also, once you have corrupted the filesystem, it would be a good idea to reformat the drive to get a clean start.
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    Uninstall the software in question and reformat the flash drive as Nodsu suggested.

    If you are still experiencing corruption at that point, you may want to reinstall the USB drivers for your machine and/or have the flash drive tested on another machine. Flash can go bad, and corrupted data is a result of that.
  4. jake001

    jake001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The file is bad as soon as you download it if its over 100 megs, if it's under 100 megs it works fine, I have removed all the software prior to asking for help and the software was not installed when I first found this problem, I installed it thinking it would solve the problem

    I just came from E bay and found that the seller of this Flash drive is nolonger a member as of yesterday, sucks to be me Eh
  5. musiclover84

    musiclover84 TS Rookie

    Just a thought, but are you sure that the file was fully downloaded to the drive? Many times, a USB drive does not accept the full amount advertised (i.e. a 1gb drive won't actually accept 1gb). Do the drive properties actually show more than 100mb of free space? Have you tried scandisk to check for bad sectors?
  6. Tedster

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

    simple. Go in to computer management, disc management under windows XP and reformat the drive.
  7. musiclover84

    musiclover84 TS Rookie

    Does that use the same processes as the reformat option in the menus when you're in "my computer"?
  8. jake001

    jake001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If I right click on the drive ( G : ) it lets me format it in FAT 32 but for some odd reason any file over 100megs ends up corrupt and 100 megs seems to be the cut off point any in the 90 megs seem to work just fine

    It's a Sony Vaio 8GB flash drive, I have a USB 2.0 card
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What if you copy two 50MB files or suchlike?
  10. jake001

    jake001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    any file that is under 100megs works fine, but lets say a 700MB movie won't work , and that's the reason I got it
  11. jake001

    jake001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK I guess no one can help me, Thanks anyways
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