Flash Drive Issue

By petergoode
Apr 4, 2008
  1. I have run into a small problem, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    I am running XP on a VIAO notebook...I have a SimpleTech 512 flash drive which has always worked fine on this device, but now when I insert it in the usb port, the device is recognized but explorer cannot find any files.

    Among the relevant issues:

    1. This drive works fine on all other computers
    2. Other flash drives work well on the VAIO
    3. I uninstalled the driver, then put the flash drive back in the usb port...the computer ran through it's new hardware recognized sequence, but once it said the device was ready for use, there were still no files found by explorer.

    If anyone has any ideas, I thank them in advance!

    Peter G.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility

    Will format most USB flash drive
    It can be known to recover Flash drives that are un-responsive too.

    Note: using this method will remove ALL files from your flash drive.

    By the way, what is the make of your flash drive ? (some have support tools for formatting)
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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