My flash drive won't open

By bigwat ยท 5 replies
Sep 21, 2011
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  1. i recently plunged in my flash drive, no auto play comes up, in my computer it gice the drive name but the name of the flash drive itself isn't there, it's just saying removable drive yet it is named.

    It works fine in other pc's but not this one....any help?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    See if this might help [post=875300]How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers[/post]
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,672   +413

    There was "supposedly" a MS patch issued months ago that was supposed to kill the auto play function. Mine still works thou:confused:
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Oh. maybe i misunderstood the problem. Do you mean you can plug in and read/write to the flash just fine? it's just that autorun doesn't open up the flash as a folder for you?? in which case, no need to uninstall or USB storage drivers (unless you just want to clean them up anyway)

    What version of Windows are you running? There are tools that can turn autorun on/off if that's just the problem
  5. bigwat

    bigwat TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 38

    it's actually that each time the flash drive is plugs in no auto run comes up,which really does not matter, but the drive name is changed form the real name(the one i named it) to the original name (removable drive).

    I tried it in a PC with windows 7 and after trying to check the drive (properties>tools>check now) it freezes at the start and then i have to cancel it. in disk management it dosent pick it up so i cannot format it.....Any ideas?
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,672   +413

    OK, I have a similiar situation, I think. I have a flashdrive that when I put it in, it shows up as G:Traveldrive because the name on the flashdrive is travel drive.

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