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Flash drive recognized as disk drive
« on: November 08, 2009, 09:14:31 PM »
One of my usb flash drives Kingston 8GB is being detected as cd/dvd rom drive when i plugged in. The icon shows the remaining space available but when i click the icon, it asks me to insert disk, i could not explore the files, i could not access anymore. I checked the properties and it shows unknown file system.
I remember a month ago that i have plugged it into my friends laptop which is running on Vista Home (im running XP Home) to copy some files  but it says "disk not formatted, format now, Yes or No?" of course i clicked no because i  have files saved already.  It appeared thrice and i kept on clicking no until the computer reinstalls another device driver which i thought normal and to my surprise it became an empty disk drive when i tried to click again the icon. I tried plugging it into another computer but still does the same. i tried rolling back the driver but nada. I tried using flash disinfector and anti virus but still doesn't work. i cannot reformat it either because it asks me to insert disk and the file is inaccessible. i could not return the product to the store because i bought it abroad and i already discarded the invoice . Gives me a headache really.
Is this a virus or something? It strange because all of my flash drive is working very well and i'm afraid someday it would happen to all of them for the reason i don't know. . anyone please help.  ???
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 10:43:19 PM by QUIRIRAI »



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    Re: flash drive
    « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 09:45:00 PM »
    This drive has probably just become corrupted. you'll need to reformat it.
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    Re: Flash drive recognized as disk drive
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 11:27:53 PM »
    Try to connect another computer which having another oprating system just like vista or linux

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      Re: Flash drive recognized as disk drive
      « Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 11:54:22 PM »
      Run the chkdsk /f command on your usb drive.
      If not possible or drive not found then it may be of corrupted file system on your drive so try this command
      convert drive letter: /fs:fat32



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      Re: Flash drive recognized as disk drive
      « Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 05:56:22 AM »
      Was this from eBay ? ?
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