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Vista wont see my 8gb usb stick

By outlander83
Apr 26, 2009
  1. yesterday it worked fine but today vista will not show my 8gb flash stick in my computer. when i plug it in i hear that comfirmation sound but nothing pops up, i tested it on my other system which still runs XP and it works fine. i also have another 8gb stick which still works fine on vista.
    any ideas
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  3. outlander83

    outlander83 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    drive letter conflict, went in to run > diskmgmt.msc changed from p to t and works perfect again. thanks mate. cant understand why it happened in the first place though.
     
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Glad it works again... just one more fyi...

    flash sticks can be very handy but also unreliable.... Don't use it to backup your important data. Or the only place you keep important files. Get an external hard drive for backups (and IMHO get one that comes with its own AC adapter to help avoid other possible issues i;ve seen happen down the road!)
     
  5. outlander83

    outlander83 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will do, thank again mate.
     
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