USB flash losing partition after unplug

By Krothe
Jun 29, 2006
  1. I purchased a 1GB flash drive from a china dealer on ebay. It looks like a Kingston 512MB Data traveler without the logo. I'm guessing its a fake. All I know is that it is a Chipsbank chip inside. The driver disc is all in chinese so I had to manually change the files and folder names to english. Out of all the programs on the disc, only one worked called UMPTool to get 500MB off of it.


    If I leave it in the computer it has no problems, but if I unplug it and plug it back in, Windows says it isn't formated, then only reads 8MB and unable to format. I tryed safely removing and still no luck.
  2. Tedster

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

    never hotswap flash drives. stop them in windows. then unplug.

    Your question is answered in the FAQs under the storage and networking forum
  3. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Posts: 260

    Never buy mem. sticks of ebay. It is one of the easyest things to ****** and there are many fakes. The only way to find the specs (because it probably isnt on the internet 'cos it is fake..) is to email the seller!
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