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Old December 7th, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Advice sought on USB Flash Drive problem?

Have used a `Data Traveller USB Flash Drive 16gb {USB 2.0}`for a couple of year without issues, until recently when a pop up window opened up stating I should… ….FORMAT DISK IN DRIVE F. Help!
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Old December 7th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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USB Thumb drives can go bad just like a Hard Drive. You can run checkdisk on it to see if there are errors that can be fixed.

Right click on "My Computer" then to "Manage" then on "Disk Management" the USB drive should be listed. Right click on it then to Properties then to Tools and run Disk Error Checking
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Old December 16th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I have a different kind of problem with my DT 101 16gb thumb drive. My Acer Aspire laptop model 5742-6977 does not recognize it although it recognizes my other thumb drive of the same make.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I checked through the control panel and tried to replace the driver without success. Is there any other solution?
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 12:41 PM
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go to disk management and see if it shows there. if it does, and there is not a drive letter, assign one.

also you really need to start your own thread when there are computer issues. it gets confusing and the solution for one could make things worse for the other.
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Old December 24th, 2013, 04:30 AM
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My apologies for posting my problem as part of this posting.
I solved my problem by deleting the device in the control panel and reinstalling it. Now it is working properly. Thanks.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 05:16 AM
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For anyone else who reads this.


Download this tool to the machine in question unzip it to the desktop.
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/drivecleanup.zip

Move the 32 or 64 bit version of DriveCleanup.exe to C:\Windows\System32 Folder.
To do this hit the windows key and r at the same time and type the File Location C:\Windows\System32 in the run box.
Drag the 32 or 64 bit version of DriveCleanup.exe from the desktop into the C:\Windows\System32 Folder.
Then Close all applications power your machine down and remove all usb devices except keyboard and mouse.
Power the machine back on.
Open an elevated command prompt.http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...nd-prompt.html
Once the CMD window opens Type drivecleanup.exe Hit enter.
This will clear all old usb drivers on your machine and hopefully help your issue.
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