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USB not showing up on My Computer and Disk Management

By elvis006
Nov 19, 2016
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  1. I flashed my usb as bootable to install windows 10 on a laptop using Rufus. After I finished I removed the usb from the laptop to use it on my desktop but since then it doesn't show up anymore anywhere. 5 minutes after I put it on, my desktop makes the sound like a flashdrive is plugged in but still nothing is shown. Drivers in device manager seem to be ok and they show after the sound is made, also I used USBDeview and it is shown there (only after 5 min when plugged in and the sound is heard) but when I try to open it from the program it says "Pleas inster a disk into (L:). Also you can see the pictures shown below. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The USB device may have gotten damaged by not being "unmounted" before it was removed from the laptop. Many people including me, just pull them out, without un-mounting them, tempting the fate of damaging or destroying the USB device
     

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