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Deathwarder
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flash drive not working

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I recently got a 256meg flash drive, and it worked at first, then when I plugged it in a second after taking it out, it was detected as an unknown device. I have tried it on 4 computers and it is said to be either malfunctioning or unknown in each. The unknown hardware identifier did correctly identify it as a flash drive. I have tried it on one vista beta machine and the other 3 were running xp home, pro, and ubuntu linux. Please help!

RentedMule
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bummer

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There is a good chance that it is toast. I have had this happen to me a couple of times. Flash mem can be fragile, just like any other memory.

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Post by benny1091 »

same thing happened to me... mine was toast. Windows ME killed it for me. my advice is get a new one, and ALWAYS eject it from the computer b4 pulling it out. you will regret it if not. btw, this has happened twice, once with ipod 5g, and again with a sandisk cruzer micro. dont trust windows, linux, or mac with ur USB flash/hard drive memory. they can kill it in the right conditions

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Post by stealth »

yeh true they do have "safely remove hardware" for a reason lol. happened to my old USB aswell, i had to like move it around heaps in the usb port just to get power in it

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Post by ___ »

the usb stick i have, i have to bend it up a tad to get it to read correctly. but im not really complaining as i found it

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