Usb Pen Drive Wont Work!!!???

By Allusivedesign
Jan 30, 2007
  1. I have a problem. after setting up the brand new 8gb pen drive i unplugged it and when i went to use it again i plugged it back in but could not access any of my programs or files. the folders were there however no files or programs? so i formatted the pen drive only to find that another error arose. now (in the attached picture you can see) it reads 0 space and 0 free... is there any way to fix this? another thing, when i try to re-format the drive it gives me an error at the end of the process that windows could not complete the formatting process. please help me out, let me know what i can do!!
    <img src="">

    Thomas King
    Allusive Design
    T-Shirt Printing
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Where'd you get the drive? Places selling them real cheap or on ebay have a record of selling fakes. If you are sure its not a fake, have you tried it in a different computer or in a different Operating System? We have a Read thread at the top of this forum that deals with flash drive issues:
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You can also try contacting the manufacturer direclty to ask questions.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Go to the website of the manufacturer of the drive. They usually have utilities... If not fixable there, they will nearly always send you a replacement without argument.

    You might try other utilities as well, as 80 percent of all such drives are made by Samsung... SanDisc, Lexar, and so on.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.