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USB flash losing partition after unplug

By Krothe
Jun 29, 2006
  1. I purchased a 1GB flash drive from a china dealer on ebay. It looks like a Kingston 512MB Data traveler without the logo. I'm guessing its a fake. All I know is that it is a Chipsbank chip inside. The driver disc is all in chinese so I had to manually change the files and folder names to english. Out of all the programs on the disc, only one worked called UMPTool to get 500MB off of it.

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    If I leave it in the computer it has no problems, but if I unplug it and plug it back in, Windows says it isn't formated, then only reads 8MB and unable to format. I tryed safely removing and still no luck.
     
  2. Tedster

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

    never hotswap flash drives. stop them in windows. then unplug.

    Your question is answered in the FAQs under the storage and networking forum
     
  3. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 260

    Never buy mem. sticks of ebay. It is one of the easyest things to ****** and there are many fakes. The only way to find the specs (because it probably isnt on the internet 'cos it is fake..) is to email the seller!
     
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