USB pen drive detected but doesn’t show up in My Computer

by Rohit Khurana on January 17, 2008

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Trouble:

You may have faced a problem when you insert your pen drive and it gets detected very easily but it doesn’t show up as a drive icon in My Computer. The computer detects the pen drive but data on pen drive is not visible as the pen drive is not visible in My Computer (Explorer).

This problem occurs mainly when windows XP fails to allocate a drive letter to your portable drive(pen drive). It occurs mostly with new pen drives connected to your computer for the first time. If you face such problem then it may not be the pen drive’s fault, rather it may be windows trouble.

Fix:

You can fix this issue by following some simple steps given below.

1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

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2. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window will appear.

3. On this disk management window, you can see some drives including the portable drive. Right click on your portable drive and click change drive letter and paths.

4. Now a assign a new drive letter which is not being used by any of your drives in My Computer.

5. After assigning the new drive letter your portable drive will show up in my computer with other drives

We hope the above solution will help to fix this trouble.

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Himanshu January 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm

This fix has resolved my problem.
Thanks.

Ghanshyam February 14, 2008 at 2:04 am

This still has NOT solved my similar problem. The drive does not appear in ‘My Computer’ but i can go into the drive using ‘cmd’ and see the contents as well. I can see the drive in Disk Management and also did change the drive letter but still not seen in My Computer. I started having this problem after I hibernated and then removed the pen drive while it was hibernating. Any clues? Xp with latest updates.

-Ghanshyam

Nianjan February 21, 2008 at 5:31 am

hi dear,

i have 1 GB pen deive not show on driver list.i mean the virus is effected on my pen drive how to solve the problem ?
pls guide me .

nswain

G.Ganesh April 9, 2008 at 10:06 am

Dear Friend, Did you check your pen drive’s format. Is it NTFS or FAT. Try to keep the same format as your operating system. If nothing seems to be working go to Disk management by right clicking my computer and going into manage then select your pen drive and right click to go into explorer mode. Work as it is. That is what windows means.

mads June 7, 2008 at 4:23 am

Thanks – problem solved.

Subin July 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Great: I assigned my usual pendrive letter to something else. And I was unable to see the drive.
Now after this its fine.

Killjoy August 12, 2008 at 8:25 am

Had the same problem. I changed the drive letter, but it still did not work. Then I tried removing the drive letter completely, unplugged USB drive, then plugged it back in, assigned it the default drive letter, and now I can see it in the “My Computer” folder. Weird.

Jessica October 3, 2008 at 12:13 am

Hi,

I just got a 64MB flash drive about a week ago.

I had been using it through Windows and linux with no problems but today it started acting up. It doesn’t show up in linux or mac and in windows I get the error
“The disk is drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”

The first weird thing is that it’s shown as only 8MB. The second is that the format always fails.

I have tried using Active Kill Disk to delete everything on the drive but that doesn’t seem to do anything.

Nothing is working.. Anyone have any ideas? I’d like to get this thing working again.

Regards
Jessica
forexfreedownload.com

sumanth October 7, 2008 at 8:11 am

This still has NOT solved my similar problem. The drive does not appear in ‘My Computer’ but i can go into the drive using ‘cmd’ and see the contents as well. I can see the drive in Disk Management and also did change the drive letter but still not seen in My Computer.

bik erbrom October 21, 2008 at 8:27 am

THANK YOU!
The perfect fix, worked great!!

deepu October 23, 2008 at 1:57 am

both my pendrives stopped working after i used them in one of my office pc. they simply do not get detected when i insert them into my computer, i have also tried other computers. tell me, if my pendrives are damaged? can they be repaired?

Rohit October 23, 2008 at 6:07 am

@deepu

this is exactly what happened to my friend’s pen drive. This happens due to a faulty computer’s usb port. a faulty port can apply over-voltage to the pen drive and the pen drive might have burned-out the internal circuit. try get is replaced in warranty, but they may deny to replace it.

anuruddha November 11, 2008 at 11:21 pm

i still having the probelm

regarding the harddisk

in properties it says harddisk is working but it does not display the driver icon ,but it shows in diskmanagement,
without the driver a name

hava hard disk,which is a
maxtor
40 gb
ata
i want to make it portable,so i
brought a usb 2.o ide cable,
and changed the jumper setting in the harddrive into master,after that i
connected
to the computer using the cable,but the harddrive not display in the my
computer,but it display in the device manager,on the other hand it always to
format but nothing will,and sometimes in the error log it
shows,block in the drive

Rajesh Kinger November 20, 2008 at 2:56 am

I have 1 GB pen drive nut it’s not detecting my Windows XP system please tell me the solution for this

eosey November 29, 2008 at 10:51 pm

I have Transcend 1GB JV30 USB pen drive . After installing Win XP SP2 my pen drive does not seem to get detected.
Prior to SP2 installation , my drive used to function normally.
My Computer does not show the removable disk drive ;therefore I cannot read my drive contents ; but my drive LED flashes . Also an icon appears on my system tray (this is the “Safely Remove hardware ” icon ).

Also I can stop the drive normally , as one does .

At my office where I work , my drive gets detected normally , and functions perfectly.

What could the problem be ? I tried reinstalling Win XP SP2 and the motherboard drivers , but in vain .

Mary December 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm

you deserve a kiss

ummul December 16, 2008 at 10:42 pm

thank
it worked for me

joseph December 17, 2008 at 10:32 pm

thanks a lot.

aliyah December 21, 2008 at 9:12 am

well do you have any idea how to do this on windows vista?

Lokesh December 23, 2008 at 3:29 am

Hi,

I have a 4GB transcend, after giving it to my freinds for some documents transfer my pen drive is not showing any files or folder (also after the unhide option its not showing). But if i try to sacn it with ‘Avast’ or ‘super anti spyware’ all files are getting scanned(names appears during scanning) and no virus is Found after scannig.
Also the properties is showing that it has files of 2.45GB but i am not able to see any.

Please tell me what to do regarding this mail me..

Thanx in Advance..

hi December 23, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Where we can see portable drive when we open dismanagement window.??

hi.. January 27, 2009 at 3:58 am

I have a 2GB pendrive its not getting detected..i have checked on other comp also but its not getting detected..

anni January 27, 2009 at 10:08 am

i can’t see portable drive when i open disk management butcan see all other drives…and my problem is still not solved

Rohit January 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

@anni

this probably means that the drive is faulty, try it on another computer.

rashmi January 28, 2009 at 8:38 am

I have a kingston 2GB pendrive its not getting detected..i have checked on other comp also but its not getting detected..what cud be d prob??

hi February 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm

it works thx

Deyaa Addeen Fahmy Shedeed February 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

Thanks.

az March 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

hi, i just want to ask why i can’t open my pen drive it says the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable???

i have a lot of files in there…..help me

thanx in advanced

zehra April 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm

there IS NO external drive in disk management. what do i change??

mark April 11, 2009 at 5:16 am

hey dude,
i have the same problem. But mine is, my usb drive is not appearing in MY COMPUTER, whenever i go to comp. mgmt, i can not see also the usb drive. what’s the problem? .. tnx to u

varppad April 14, 2009 at 3:46 am

something happened to my computer and none of my drives are working…. they get recognised as soon as i plug them in and even open to show the data but a few seconds later they get automatically de-recognised and when i try to open them i get the error msg “please insert disk into drive” …..

it is not even showing in disk management….
is it a virus problem ?

please help !!!!

prateek April 17, 2009 at 7:34 am

i have a 4gb per drive its was working fine before the when i connect my pen drive into the usb port but it shows in the task bar icon but it does not shows in my computer and in disk managent aconsole its not working plz help me guys

tejal May 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

actually….i dnt knw wats wrong….whn i go to my computers….n d G DRIVE….i cant c d files….but in properties…i can c d disk is half filled…..can u plzz help me out …..as soon as possible….

Diwakar June 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Hi,

I have been using my transcend 2GB pen drive for readyboost, however i missed out few times doing remove pen drive safely before shutting down, and now my pen drive is detectable nd says unknown device in device manager or says drivers not installed, I ma unable to use this pen drive any more.

Is there any way we can fix this problem, or assume that this pen drives a trash now.

Please advise

Triyan June 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

DUDE thanks for everthin u SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!! i dont know how to thanks u!!!! may GOD bless you!

Triyan June 26, 2009 at 1:58 am

now it didnt show up in my computer i tried changing the name again and still it didnt woork plzzz give me any clues about this situation.my flash is a trancend 4gb brand newly bought!!

joby June 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

it is not appeared in the disk management what to do other usb device like digital camera joystick printer etc work properly with same usb/no yellow mark in device manager . also tried to delete regestry but not possible

win xp proffessional sp2
p4 chipset 845 gl

kalpesh July 24, 2009 at 12:43 am

when i insert my pen drive my pen drive is detect but it could not appear my data but appear romovable disk
and also when i double click pen drive that time messege apear insert disk inti diskdrive

Amit Mehra July 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

I have an 8 Gb transcend pen drive, when i connect it is detected and task bar shows harware ready to use, it is not showing yellow in device manager, But in Disk Management it is showng two drives Jetflash 8Gb in drive 1 and Jetflash 80 Gb in drive 2, and showing both of them as unidentifired drives, These two are seperate from My Hard Drives and no drive letter is shown on them also I am not able to assign any letter as no option is shown if I right click it.

Bharat August 3, 2009 at 4:19 am

HI

I have Transcend jetflash 8 GB pen dirve , whenever i connect it to my computer is show removable disk in my computer but when i click to open it, it shows Insert the disk first.

Please Help

Bharat

karthik August 5, 2009 at 11:24 am

my pendrive is detected but still its unknown drive y pls help me

Vikky August 12, 2009 at 6:57 am

Hello Everybody! When i went to disk management, i can see my pen drive but it is written “UNREADABLE” and when i right click on it, only “PROPERTIES and HELP” is displayed. how can i make my pen drive work again? Please help. my pen drive is Kingston 8GB

Shaukat August 13, 2009 at 5:37 am

dear sir

help

i have tracend 2gb pen drive

detected in p.c

but click on the drive

display message
“insert Drive”

What’s Problem

thanku….

Biranchi Bhusan August 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Dear Sir,

Actually, my pendrive run shows the icon as removable disk, but not shows the files and folder in it nor the light is on.

ramprakash August 19, 2009 at 7:27 am

hi..when i insert my amkette 4gp pen drive into computer it does not detect it.the drive icon is shown in computer but when i click it,
it shows please insert a drive.
in properties and disk management it detects but memory 0 bytes.
please help me.

buddy August 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

i have amkette pendrive.i cannot access it.
when i click the drive.it shows please insert a disk.
please help me

Pratiknc August 20, 2009 at 1:23 am

Thanks I Assinged drive letter and it worked

Amri September 10, 2009 at 7:37 am

hi!
my kingston data traveler is get detected but does not show up. it is a password protected pendrive even when i tried using the above mentioned way it could not be read. what do i do?
thx for ur help. this was very useful.

gopi September 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

i have kingstone 2gb penrive which is not detecting in any other computer. i want to know it can be started or not send me reply now.

manish October 2, 2009 at 12:06 am

i hav a prblm that my 4gb pendrive is detected but while accessing it . shows insert disk in drive plz help me out. thanks

CHINEDU October 5, 2009 at 4:55 am

I have a problem with my USB FlashDrive (2GB).The pen drive will be detected but when u want to access it, it will tell u 2 insert disk in the drive. Pls help me as soon as possible

CHINEDU October 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

i hav a problem with my USB (2GB). The pen drive will be detected but when u want 2 access it, it will tell u 2 insert disk in the drive.Pls help me as soon as possible.

sumiran October 12, 2009 at 4:13 am

i have a problem with my usb 4gb pendrive. it is detecting but it showing “”please insert a disk into the drive I:””
plz hlp me

Abdur Razzak October 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

i have a problem with my usb 500gb Sony Microvault USB 2.00. it is detecting but it showing “”please insert a disk into the drive R:””. When i click on property it shows 8gb.
plz hlp me and give me solution as soon as possible.

Thanks
Razzak

Aklesh November 9, 2009 at 5:52 am

This fix has resolved my problem.
Thanks.

Godson kuriakose November 13, 2009 at 7:12 am

sir,
later my pen drive was working properlly but now when i will connect to any computer first it will recoginised and then it says that it is ready to use.after some times one more message will be arrived as USB device not recoginized.what will be the reason and how can i solve this problem ?
this an 2gb pendrive.i will be thank to you if you give me a solution as early as possible with your knowledge

Roshan November 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I have 2GB iball pendrive it shows me zero byte. there are some important data in it that i require. plz help me out.

shahid November 25, 2009 at 3:24 am

imation pen drive not dectect

Noel November 27, 2009 at 6:40 am

Hi! i guess i had the same problem with you guys.. i have a kingmax U-Drive 4GB. i tried plugging it in to a diffrent OS and PC’s but all of it doesn’t seem to detect it though lead is blinking. tried checking it in disk management still the is not visible. please help me fix this disk.. thanks and god bless!

tushar December 2, 2009 at 4:24 am

Dear Sir,

I have pendrive when i connect in my pc its saying in device manager Unknown Device. But when i connect another pc its working properly pls help.

Thanks

gurpreet December 18, 2009 at 10:24 pm

plz help me sir

gurpreet December 18, 2009 at 10:32 pm

when i connect the pen drive in computer its open and working but there is no data. My data approx 1.85gb (kingston 2gb pen drive)

harsha December 29, 2009 at 7:20 am

thanks boss…problem fixed

elinchick December 30, 2009 at 3:26 am

Hi there. I plugged in my USB pen yesturday and fod some reason my computer doesnt detect it? It used to detect in just fine and still detects others, but this one has suddenly stopped working? No light no nothing? I dont know what to do as I have a lot of important info on it. I tried the disk management but its not there? Many thanks

neelesh January 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

hi..i hav hp 8gb flashdrive….
my pen drive is detected in d system as external usb device bt m not able 2 open it or see its content…it says insert a drive….but its detecting a n external drive at d same time…

Raj January 11, 2010 at 4:22 am

it worked thanks

Sivakumar January 12, 2010 at 2:53 am

Sir,

I have TDK pendrive 4GP when i connect in my pc its saying in device manager Unknown Device. But when i connect another pc its working properly.

Pls tell me what can i do.

TKS

Sivakumar K

smraza January 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hi,
My computer dose not detect USB devices, for instance when I plug in USB flash drive nothing happens not even the lights flash and nothing on device management.

Would really appreciate your help.

Regards

VINU January 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Sir,

I have been using my pen drive since 2 years.
One fine day,i plugged in and its not getting detected, i ckhd in the other systems,the result was same.

I have all my office files in it..is thr any possibiity to retrieve the data.

Would be grateful for an early reply.

RGDS
Vinu

suhas February 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

sir my 1GB pan drive is not detecting in my system what shoud i must do give me solution………..thanks

hisham February 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

sir,

i have kingston 2GB not detected and doesn’t in disk management..

please help me… please

abhig February 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Hi my pendrive is a hp 2GB.Its getting detected in my system at home.But not in other pc’s.I thought it was a virus prob.so i formatted it once.but still its not workin.pleaase help….

nishant February 9, 2010 at 10:36 am

i have a 4GB pen drive but that is not work properly when i conncected with system that is show that (please issert a )drive but usb light is open (but data is not save inside the pen drive)

Navdeep Singh February 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm

when i attacth pendrive with my computer it’s automatically

open. after five minute. it’s cannot show in my computer.

i can use escan antivirus. may be it’s problem related with

e-scan. now pleaes tell me solution my this problem.

please help me as soon as possible

your friend

Navdeep Singh

Pallavi February 19, 2010 at 1:26 am

Hi!
I m facing the problem that when i connect pen drive to Laptop Laptop hangs it doesn’t works,shows busy sign & need to turn off directly.though i have Licence copy of Antivirus.

JAYARAM February 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Dear sir,

I have one gift 1GB pendrive this is not shows icon or file

folder light also not coming please help me

thank you,

jayaram (friend)

jenny February 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

my usb Team Fusion 8GB won’t display on my computer.
it won’t even format>
please help!!!

Ravi March 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm

hi,i my USB some oen drives are opening and some others r not opening and also it not supporting to i-pod and card readers,wat ll be the problem,please help me…

prasad March 9, 2010 at 2:32 am

sir,
my kingston datatraveler 2gb is not not working on any pc.its shows message usb divce is not recognized.
pls help

triyambakesh March 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

sir,
my pen drive make-moserbaer 2GB, is showing the icon ‘removable disk & the image’ on my computer when i insert it. but when i try to open it, a message comes “please insert the disk into the drive”. i have tried with free data recovery softwares. but this also is not able to read the disk. please let me know if at any case i can recover the data from the drive that are so important to me. the light of the pendrive is not glowing, as well.please help me.

kiran March 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I have a kingston 2GB pendrive its not getting detected..i have checked on other comp also but its not getting detected..what cud be d prob??

pradeep March 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm

dear friend,

i have 4gb transcend pen drive when i connect in my pc its saying in device manager Unknown Device

Jaish March 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Hi i have 32GB Pen Drive An .
At first it woked but now it is detecting bute says no drive in drive

I Changed the letter or path in Computer managment but still this is not workingg

Can anyone HElp me EXPERTSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

sravan March 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm

i can t able to find the drive icon on disc management
could u help me
its urgent
thanks in advance

rajesh March 25, 2010 at 12:48 pm

hi, actualy when i insert pen drive in my pc it detected and also shown in my computer but when i open it it showing nothing i mean my data in side the pen-drive is not showing , the blank page like comes.

and when i want to some copy data in pendrive it show me a eeror msg. about the disk is not mormeted.

and it ask for formatting that i cant do, b’cos i have my data in it

and when i see the property of pen drive it shows
used space 0 bytes and
free space 0 bytes

and if i format the pen drive it will be ok and shoe me the free space and give to use it after format,
but , but…but… i dont want to lose my data
so is there any safe 2nd option to get my data from this curropted pen drive.
no issue once i get my data into my pc then after pen drive formated

tulasi March 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

if i attach my pen drive 2 my system it is get struck.

hitesh April 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

i have 8gp pendrive so i format it now it is not working not showing the folder ………………. i have window 7 give soloution that works in window 7 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….. help me

jomm April 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

my usb drive was not being detected by windows xp. your suggestion helped me out. wow ,,,, u r amazing. thanks man.

chetan April 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I have 8 Gb Pen Drive, Containing many folder.
I cannnot find/see some particular folder’s on the pen drive.
which are surely there on it. The unseen folders are seen by me when i scan them using my antivirus.
I even tried to can file attribute’s as if those folders are hidden or not. even this dint helped.
please help to resolve the problem so as i can view and use my important folders on the drive which are now not acessable.
thankyou in advance.

nagee April 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm

dear sir,
my trancend 4 GB pendrive not detected, but other pendrive detected in my pc, wt problem i dnt know, pls give me any solution

anant April 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

my problem is the Access is denied the pen drive no any files in paste in the pen drive Access is denied above problems is occourd.so pls help me

wan April 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm

hi,

my pc doesn’t detect my pendrive
it blinks when i connect it to the pc, then gone
no pendrive icon appears in ‘my computer’ neither the ‘disk management’ (so i can’t change the drive letter)

but when i checked in ‘device manager’, my pc (the usb port) detected a portable storage (my pendrive, kingston data traveller 4gb)

i’ve tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver for a couple of times, nothing but failure

for your information, i’m connecting to the net using a usb modem, and suprisingly, the pc detected it (and appears in ‘my computer’ too)

i would be grateful if you could help with this unwanted situation

thank you

naresh kumar April 28, 2010 at 10:20 am

when i put pen drive in the computer. light inside pen drive start blinking but my computer is not detecting pen drive and showing nothing and light continuesly blinking. Pen drive was working earlier and there is data inside. pls help how I can detect pen drive in my computer and get my data.
thanks in advance for your help.
ragards,
naresh.

praba April 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm

my usb device not detected and malfunctioned

Anupama May 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

hi
I bought a new 8GB transcend pen drive yesterday, It is being detected in other ppl’s laptop but not in mine. Initially safely remove the hardware icon appears but disappears in a few seconds. But other pen drives are detected in my laptop.
kindly help.

Kulbhushan May 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

Hi

I have got a Kingston pen drive 500GB from China. This is detected by My Computer and I saved files from some other drive in this pen drive. Then I removed safely the pen drive.

When I insert the pen drive again, “My Computer” detct the pen drive but the files which I had saved in pen drive are not shown. When I checked properties of the pen drive, it was showing 22GB data stored in it. BUT IT SIMPLY DOESN”T SHOW UP THOSE FILES.

Any clues – How to fix this problem

Regards
Kulbhushan

Sanjay May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

hello sir, actualy when i insert Any pen drive in my pc it detected and also shown in my computer but when i open it it showing nothing i mean my data in side the pen-drive is not showing , the blank page like comes.

and when i want to some copy data in pendrive it show me a eeror msg. about the disk is not mormeted.

and it ask for formatting that i cant do, b’cos i have my data in it

and when i see the property of pen drive it shows
used space 0 bytes and
free space 0 bytes

and if i format the pen drive it will be ok and shoe me the free space and give to use it after format,
but again start.. plz help me sir

amit singh May 3, 2010 at 12:08 am

hello sir i have a pen drive of i ball. when i plucked it in my pc.it does not detect it .plz solve my problem

charanpal May 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

sorry, this idea do not work for me
even i was not able to see it in device management …..
how do i fix it now

venkatesh May 11, 2010 at 5:04 pm

when i try to open my pendrive. An message comes that please insert a drive. can u please help me sir

sunil May 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm

guys,

I have been using my pen drive since 2 years.
One fine day,i plugged in and its not getting detected, i ckhd in the other systems,the result was same.

I have all my office files in it..is thr any possibiity to retrieve the data.

Would be grateful for an early reply.

RGDS
Sunil

Monu Leo May 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Dear it’s problem due to your usb port.You’ve problem in your usb port otherwise when you put your usb restart your system.

Monu Leo May 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Dear Venktesh do you have old PC or you’ve installed old xp.so you have to change one thing.

Roderick May 16, 2010 at 8:12 am

My usb drive can be detected but can’t open it, message will appear as “please insert a disk into a drive D”, HELP ME!!!

Pari May 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Hi,
I have a 4GB transcend, my pen drive is not showing any files or folder. I aslo made sure to check that the option to show the hidden files and folders, found in the ‘files and folder’ option is enabled…But if i try to scan it with ‘Avast5’, all files are getting scanned(names appears during scanning) and no virus is Found after scannig.
Also the properties is showing that it has files of 2.28GB but i am not able to see any.

Please mail me some appropriate solution to this problem.
Thanksssssssss.

Pramod Rao May 25, 2010 at 12:09 am

Thanks. This indirectly helped me fix my issue. Thanks again.

vishal May 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm

hi

I have a transcend 80 gb pen drive. Its not detected by my windows xp machine. Infact no LED ligts up when I insert the drive in a USB port.

I have a kingston 32 gb and it works fine.

Pls help

jagdish May 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm

my pen drive is total 256 gb but one time me format NTFS file system and remove after he is show the only 8 MB and he is not format again what i do plz help

Rajesh May 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm

whenever i insert my iball 1gb flash drive ,itgets detected but it shows 8gb space and not work,when i try to format it generates massege that it is unable to format. what i do

gurnam May 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

i have a seagate external hard drive 320gb. it was working fine before but one day i attached it to my bell tv receiver to see if i could watch my movies stored in seagate. But it asked me to format the hard drive (didn’t tell me what format) accidentally i did format it. and now everytime i attach it to my computer it says they hard drive needs to format to NTFS i really don’t know how to do that. I also don’t see the portable storage when i go to my computer. Please help

prakash June 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Hi,
I have a 4GB , my pen drive is not showing any files or folder. I aslo made sure to check that the option to show the hidden files and folders, found in the ‘files and folder’ option is enabled my pen drive are propaly wark ather comuter but my pc not accpet my particular pen drive other deivice accpet are data cable modame and other pendrive

SYED SHAKEEL June 4, 2010 at 12:26 am

both my pendrives stopped working after i used them in one of my office pc. they simply do not get detected when i insert them into my computer, i have also tried other computers. tell me, if my pendrives are damaged? can they be repaired? pls help me my problem pen drive is your important me
thanks you friends

ANUR June 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

THANK YOU FOR THIS TIPS

mohammed hasham June 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm

when i attached my usb to computer it is giving this msg one of the usb devices attached to this computer
has malfunction and windows does not recognised it .can u plzzzz advice

Rohit June 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm

@mohammed hasham

Here is the solution to your problem – http://www.troublefixers.com/how-to-fix-usb-device-malfunctioned-error/

Eswari June 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

hello sir,
Whenever I tried to open my pendrive, it says ‘The disk in drive H is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” I didn’t do anything and I just want to open it, but then it says this. Very Important files in the my Pen Drive. Please Help Me.

sandeep kumar June 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

i have a 4gb kingston pen drive. when it i insert in my pc it is not detecting.
what i have to do pls tell meeee

santhoshkumar.c June 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Hi everyone
here is my problem
when i change my system os i accidentally deleted one of the partition of my 8GB kingston pendrive,when i forgot to remove it (it shows two partitions 2.27GB+5.5GB ) and i tried to make it right by going into disk management but i can change drive name and path only to 2.27GB patition as i said before and i could not change anything to that 5.5GB patition and my pendrive shows a capacity of 2.27 in my computer .Now my pendrive is working as 2.27 GB pendrive not 8GB ..
HELP ME …

Bhaumik June 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Thanks this solved my problem. Actually one mapped drive was overriding drive latter which i have changed and it work….

Venkat June 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Thanks a lot. Its working fine now. But we have to do the same setups in every systems where we connect this USB?

And btw, why few USBs(HP v165w) are having this problem? Do you say that this is a problem in windows?

NIMESH June 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Hello,

I am using 2 GB pendrive of Transcend, but there is some problrm that when i attached my pendrive to computer the MSG. shoeing that USB device does not recognised.

please give guidance if possible.

zeeshan June 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

my pendrive wz having a virus,after i scanned it with my antivirus…bt now wen i m inserted my pendrive in the laptop it is showing the SAFELY REMOVE ICON and in the disc drive option..bt wen i m trying to open it,it iz showing input/output error and autoplay option z not being shown………
and in properties it z showing that the drive has 0 free space & 0 filled space…………
it contains some important files……….iz there any way to recover them….

Rohit June 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm
RIMIN July 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm

THANX A LOT MATE……MY PROBLM IS FIXED NOW……. :)

chandu July 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Hi,

I m facing the problem that when i connect pen drive to pc pc hangs it doesn’t works,shows busy sign & need to turn off directly.though i have Licence copy of Antivirus.
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me

Please mail me some appropriate solution to this problem.plz help me sir.

aamir July 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm

@zeeshan
I have the same problem with WD USB drive, please let me know if your problem is solved.

@Rohit,
First tell me how to make visible my USB drive, becsue it make constantly bussy the console in which i try to open, whether it is Disk management or simply computer. it is vsisble in SAFELY REMOVE ICON. Becuse i install FreeComander even it gets bussy whenever i plug in my USB and does not response.

riya July 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

i purchased a new pen drive ..first time it worked correctly bt now this pen drive is not detected by any pc.what will i do????plz help me

SANJU July 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

dear sir

help

i have tracend 4gb pen drive

detected in p.c

but click on the drive

display message
“insert Drive”

What’s Problem

thanku….

abhishek July 19, 2010 at 9:20 am

i am having 4gb transcend pen drive when i kept to laptop pen drive option is not shwing plz solve this problem

manoj dua July 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

I have a 2 gb pan drive. It was working properly but from some days it is not detected by any computer
Is it damaged or it it repairable. kindly help me.

sailo July 21, 2010 at 1:28 am

sir,
last week i reinstall my windows 7 and from that my pc cannot find my pendrive. It found my pendrive only in the devices but could not open it. My pendrive is 8gb and is working fine on other pc and other pendrive is working on my pc too. Pliz help.

chloe July 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

hey dear,
I have a 16GB buffelo thumb drive, and I tried to open that day, however, all the file got lost, and I think all files already corrupted, but, that day, I tried to transfer some other files to it, the thumb drive becomes not detected at all, I tried to format it, but the message always came out with ” please insert F drive”.
What should I do? please help.

zeeshan July 27, 2010 at 6:18 am

@aamir, my problm is still nt solved..
my pendrive is not detectd on othr pc’s bt it is detectd in my pc….though it is still showing the safely remove icon bt not opening and showing the message that plz insert the drive..

Carbonbiskit July 31, 2010 at 11:08 am

thanks that fixed the problem

VIKAS August 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I have a 4 gbTRANSSCEND JF V30 pan drive. It was working properly but from some days it is not detected by any computer
Is it damaged or it it repairable. kindly help me.

ravi August 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

i have kingston pendrive of 32 gb , it detected but not formating ,
when i want to open it show a massage drive can not formated , but it can not formatig……
give me solution please

aman August 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

i m using windows 7 and m having a 4 GB kingston pen drive which was working earlier now it is not working whenever i connect it and try to open it it says “please insert a disk into removable disk(H:)” but other pen drives r working please help me………………

omkar August 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

i kept my pen drive connected to pc for 2 hours and now my pendrive is not working?
is it because i connected for 2 hours?

Saiful August 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm

This is great.

ahmad hasan khan September 1, 2010 at 1:13 am

i m using windows 7 ultimate and i have a 4 GB moser baer pen drive which was working ,but now a days it’s not working whenever i connecting it and after driver installation i’m showing a message that “your devise is ready to use ” and when i goes there in my computer there is a image of my drive like “Removable(G)” but when i’m trying to open it it says “please insert a disk into removable disk(G:)” but other pen drives r working properly please help me………………

i will be thankful to U.

Rohit September 2, 2010 at 10:51 am
siddharth September 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Why doesn’t my computer detect my new USB device when I’m running
please help me
siddharth…….

Ratnakar September 7, 2010 at 8:42 am

i m using windows XP professional and i have a 8 GB Kingston Datatraveler 120 pen drive which was working ,but now a days it’s not working whenever i connecting it and after driver installation it showing a message that “your devise is ready to use ” and when i goes there in my computer there is a image of my drive like “Removable(F:)” but when i’m trying to open it it says “please insert a disk into removable disk(F:)” but other pen drives r working properly please help me………………

akash September 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

my pendrive is not detect what i will to do?

Tunie September 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm

My drive was appearing in My Computer, but I couldn’t format it without getting an error that the volume name was invalid. I read everything here and settled on trying this solution first, even though it didn’t directly apply to my issue. When that didn’t work, I played around with the volume name and shortened it to 9 characters. It worked! The volume name I typed in was too long! Why doesn’t MS just make alerts like this simple. Tell me the volume name is too long NOT “Volume name is invalid” Ridiculous. Anyway, thanks for your help. This site is awesome!

Akriti September 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

hello sir!
my 2 gb pendrive was working fine but suddenly it has started creating some problems.
Whenever i insert my pendrive into the system, i listen the pendrive detecting sound again and again…as if the system recognizes the pendrive and then automatically detaches it.
Also i cannot see the pen drive in MY COMPUTER folder and disk management.
Please Help!

Akriti September 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

And yeah….the system works fine with other pendrives and all its usb ports are also working fine.
plz help!!!!!!!

thouheed September 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

i am using windows xp professional and i have 8gb sandisk pendrive whenever i insert my pendrive its come found new hardware . but other system my pendrive automatically dedecting and working.so how to solve tis proble plz help me urgent

vinay bidkar September 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

i cant open my pendrive its indicate format option &after selecting format option it cant format its get error & my pendrive is 36 gb now its show 8 gb what could be problem there

MK September 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm

My computer detects the pendrive but instead of showing the icon ‘Kingston’, the ‘Removable Disk’ icon appears.. Please help me. I’ve tried your method, but it doesnt help..

Jasneet Singh October 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

My pen drive is not been detected by windows and neither showing in My Computers….it i sinfected with virus what to do…..I tried to go to disk fragement but that pen drive is not showing over there…..

manoj October 23, 2010 at 11:48 am

thanks yaar i relay sufficient

johni October 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

hai friend,
my 4GB kinston G2 pendrive not recognized by my xp. It happen on, i removed my pen drive before completing format. i try many ways but it not appear even disk management. please give solution.

Rashida October 31, 2010 at 12:53 am

Hi,
when I insert my pendrive…necessary software is installed successfully and notice me its ready to use. But I got a icon like “removable disk(D)” in the computer window and when I click on it , computer got hang. Moreover I checked out disk management. There is no any icon for pendrive. Please help me to save my pendrive(transcend 8GB)….I dont know how to solve it.
Thanks in advance….
Rashida

farhan khan November 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Dear Sir,
i am using windows XP professional and i have a 8 GB IBall pen drive which was working ,but now a days it’s not working whenever i connecting it and after driver installation it showing a message that “usb devie not recognized ” i request you please help me on this….

regards

Farhan

JANAKL November 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I have Transcend jetflash 8 GB pen dirve , whenever i connect it to my computer is show removable disk in my computer but when i click to open it, it shows Insert the disk first.

ali November 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

if i insert my pendrive it shows that it is malfuntionm and doesnt shown nr volume or in my computer

gopi November 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

hello
i am using windows xp professional and i have 64gb data travelar pendrive whenever i insert my pendrive its come found new hardware . but it doesnot show.so how to solve tis proble plz help me urgent

mohit November 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

hello
i am using windows xp professional and i have 4gb data travelar pendrive whenever i insert my pendrive its come found new hardware . but it doesnot show.so how to solve tis proble plz help me urgent
thanks in advance

sid November 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm

osum bro..i worked..thanks a million

deven December 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm

i ve problem in my 2 gb pendrive. it didnt show in my PC. whats the reasons?

patel atul December 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

my pendrive is device is not recognized problem
plz……
help me…………….

saanjay December 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

i ve problem in my 2 gb i ball pendrive. it didnt show in my PC. whats the reasons?

divya December 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm

hi
i have 4 gb kingston pendrive, n its not getting detected in my computer… i cannot see any portable device in my disk management.. how to solve dis prob….

deena December 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm

i have problem in my 4 gb transcend pendrive. its not show in any pc. initially recycle virus come to my pendrive after then only my pendrive not detected in any pc.

plz help to solve the problem.

thankx in advance.

parry December 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

i have 1 GB pen deive not show on driver list.i mean the virus is effected on my pen drive how to solve the problem ?
pls guide me .

Rajesh December 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I have a problem with my sandisk 4gb pendrive it is not detecting the usb driver in my computer but it shows an icon “problem occured during hardware installation. Your new hardware might not work properly”. But detecting other usb drives.. pls help me how to get back my pen drive.

MastaBlasta December 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Thanks. Very good tip.

kapil December 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

hello
my 2gb data traveler detected in my computer but when i open it it show a msg that “please insert a
disk into drive .
pls help me and what can i do?

sathaiyan December 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

hi this is sathaiyan my 8 gb sony pendrive not working , when our insert the pc the pen drive icon shows in bottom of the computer but not open , during opening time ask please inserted your drive the same time i check memory is zero

khloe December 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Thank you so much!! solved the problem and i was able to get back my assignments!!

Sunny January 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

While i plug in the pen drive (kingston 4GB). The computer gone slow and pen drive icon doesnot appear in my computer but show in system tray.

xahreme January 7, 2011 at 8:08 am

I have problem with my usb flash drive (transcend) when I plug my usb flash drive on computer didn’t detect my usb , what i could should do pls help me

nikhil January 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

my 4gb kingston pendrive is suddenly not working and lead is also not blinking
i tried other systems also what happen to my pendrive

harsha January 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

i am unable to change the path of my external harddisk……………….someone pls hlp meeee…..

Raja January 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx Thanx

Gajendra Pundier January 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hi,my 4gb kingston pendrive is suddenly not working and Led is also not blinking
i also tried in other systems but its not working,pendrive icon also detected but when i click on that icon it showing please insert a disk into F: drive………………plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me to come out from this problem

kiran January 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm

i borrowed adata c906 usb flash of my friend and i think i didnt safetly remove and its not working ..what shall i do..adata is only providing driver for windows 98 but mine is xp sp3 with all updates

kiran January 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

i borrowed from my freind a adata c906 classic series 8gb pendrive and i think i didnt safetly remove it …anyhow itsnt working or detected plzz help me fast

chandraleka January 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

my 4 gp transend pendrive is not detecting. when i insert tat, its saying the usb disk is not recognised. is there any silution for that

Rajeshkumar January 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Ya working well thanks boss

Sandip January 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I have a 32GB Pen Drive. Initially it was working fine. Now, the pen drive is detected as Removable Storage Drive in “My Computer” and in Device Manager – Disc Drives, but on clicking the pen drive, mgs is displayed as “Please insert a disc into drive”. Also it is not formatting and the same msg is displayed. Is the pen drive is damaged?

chenna February 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

when I inserted my 32 GB pen drive I cannot see any of my regular drive including C
When I tried to format the Pen drive the prompt screen appears as the

Can anyone help me

jilani February 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm

hi
i have 4 gb kingston pendrive, n its not getting detected in my computer… i cannot see any portable device in my disk management.. how to solve dis prob….

tapaswani February 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

hey…after selecting the option..”change letter and path” it is showing another type of caption and that is “system cannot find the specified file”…now plz help me out of this..

dinu February 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

i have 8 gb pendrive. it’s not detecting

chandima February 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

thanks alot… it was really helpful

bhavesh parmar February 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

my usb pen drive or card reader not work properly. what can i do?

Imran February 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Thanks dear it’s great and it’s works ……….. thank u soo much …

yunush kureshi March 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm

i have attech my pen drive in my computer but no any new software found and also see my computer property hardware divise manager in disk defregmation but the new dick not found so pls answer my solution. my computer other pendrive not working software installer ?

Pradip Makwana March 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

Hi Dear,
I have a scandisk 8 GB Pendrive. in my pendrive virus coming so that’s why scan to my pendrive after scan in my pendrive some data i show but so many data not detected. what’s a problem in my pendrive.Please give me the reply immediately.

Vipul Rathod March 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hello,

I have WD external hard disk, when i connect it to my laptop it gets installed but not seen in My computer. When i check in Device Manager it is available in Disk Drives but not available in Disk Management.
I tried all the options suggested above but unable to fix my problem.
can any one help me on this problem.

I have Win XP as OS and Hard disk is of 320 GB of WD.
Please suggest solution
Thanks in anticipation.

Vipul

TEZ March 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

Thanks 4r such a nice tip.its really work 4 me.so once again THANK U VERY MUCH……

anuj March 29, 2011 at 6:56 am

i fixed up my problem thanx for giving me tis solution.

Ado April 6, 2011 at 7:45 am

Thank You. U solved my problem. it really works!

deepjyoti April 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm

hi!!
i bought a transcend 32gp pendrive-JF V30…now its not getting detect in computer..what to do with this…please help me…..

tg April 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

i tried to change the drive letter but problem not fix how to other soln to fix

yasotharan April 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

hi dear,

i have 4 GB pen deive not show on driver list.i mean the virus is effected on my pen drive how to solve the problem ?
pls guide me .

Manoranjan kr srivastav April 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm

hi dear,
i have a 4 gb pendrive of kingston it not didect in my computer but when i have used it other comp then it has been didect. hi all if u have any solution for this oquestion then help me

Satyam Singh April 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Hi,

I have done it but I am unable to see any icon of pen drive in disk management window…….
My Pen drive is ok because its show in other system

Advise us

laxman April 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

i have a 80 gb pen drive of transcend i used your ms dos tips to format yes it worked properly but now it is detecting my pendrive but when i double click it it asks me to enter a new disk what should i do please send me any solution as soon as possible please its urgent for me .

Premz April 26, 2011 at 6:43 am

I still have facing this problem, It doesn’t dispaly in My computer but in Disk Management>Storage of Windows shows the USB as parted in 5 different partition one 760MB, another is 1GB, next is 16MB, another is 16MB, and next one is also 16MB all are unallocated except 1GB it is healthy Primary partition but i can’t able to allocate and merge those partition in one. Neither any one can format. Before this problem i install Google Chrome Flow OS in USB stick. Please HELP me to solve this problem.

corejack April 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

thanks man… solved my problem…

Celine April 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

Hi,
I have a problem with my pendrive. When i plug in my pendrive and double clik it to open but will out one message said that” The disk in drive E is not formatted, Do you want to format it now?”. So now i wanna ask that i still can safe all my document inside my pendrive o not?? Have any way that i can safe my document?? Help me pleasessss……….

Celine April 29, 2011 at 5:18 am

Hi,
Please help me from this problem. I need to open my pendrive but could’nt. It asks to format every time. But i cannot format, as because I need the documents in it. Please advise how to copy those files out of the pendrive o how 2 solve this kind of problem… T.Q

aswin May 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

my pen drive working properly in my pc,but it is not detected another pc’s.
So i can’t transfer my files and other documents through the pen drive
please help me.

Rajan Dhussa May 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

My USB is working in my Toshiba Laptop. it showing error Malfunctioned

sadek May 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

my pendrive shown 0mb. how can it will be warking again?

k.malarselvi May 26, 2011 at 10:28 pm

thanks for the above instructions

solomon May 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm

my imation 4gb suddenly disappiers from my computer & it does not detect any more .it also does not show on disk management .what can i do please sent a solution urgent.

qwerty June 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Same problem please help us

rakesh June 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I have 2gb transcend pen drive from 2 month i am not using ,one day i used but it is not detacted in my computer and also try in my friend computer but still it is not working.

manish June 10, 2011 at 10:53 am

when i connect usb to computer, it displays drive “Removal Disk (G:)” in my computer but when i try to open it, it does not open and give error “Please insert diskt into G: “. I tried to format it but it doe not allow. I tried to change drive letter in disk management but there i didnot found G: drive. Also I tried to scan using diffrent antivirus but no antivirus able to scan. This is happening on different computers.

Rob Reid June 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I have a 4 Gig Imation flash drive that is not recognized when I plug it into my Win XP computer. It is not recognized under my computer or computer management but works fine when I plug it into my laptop that runs Windows 7

Kiran June 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

HI….I’ve a 4gb transcend pen drive.it does not shows in the My Computer and i’ve checked the disk
management but no use…please give me a solution I can’t take datas from my pen drive….

gopi June 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm

my 8gb moserbaer pendrive is suddenly not working and lead is also not blinking
i tried other systems also what happen to my pendrive

arya June 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

sorry,it not shows in the disk managment box also rest of 3 local drive is shows but it is not.

DIAZ June 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

dud my problem has not yet been resolved
i have Kingston dt101 4gb not recognized showing unknown device in usb serial bus controller
my imp data iz in it n showing same problem in linix ubuntu ,windows 7, windows xp

plz help me out

vijay June 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Hii

I have a strange problem that is my Transcend 4 Gd pendrive is working good with windows Xp operating system but it is not working with windows 7 operating system(even it is not dectecting also) its led also not blinking please help me…

kanika June 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm

there is no such option lyk portable drives in disk management section…..what should i do…. i want to fix this problem as soon as possible….help

Happy June 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Thanks, my prob is solved coz of ur tips given at the beginning

priyanka June 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I was also having the same problem…but it got detected in my computer as well as in disk management but when i am opening its properties it is showing o bytes free and o bytes used….I have also changed the name by drive by using the above method and after re inserting the drive when i am trying to open it ..it is showing it is unreadble or corrupted and at the time of formatting the drive it is showing that windows can not complete the format…pls try to resolve this problem….ur suggestions are most welcome…..thanks in advance…

Muhammed Aslam July 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

my 8gb pendrive doesn’t work.. no light, not showing the drive in ‘my computer’.. wt shd i do? plz help me..

Himadri Debnath July 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

I have some different problem,nothing show in my computer.
In massage “one of usb device attached tothis computer has malfunction, and windows does not recognize it”
plz help me…

Muneer Ahemed July 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Hello Sir, I have problem that my 2GB pen drive not detected in pc but its LED is blinking then what is the solution for this and how fix this problem please help me bcz i have some important backups in the pendrive

ravi July 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm

i tried d above process but in disk fragment i could not see any pendrive port!!

what to do

Supreeth July 28, 2011 at 8:57 am

I have a Transcend 8 GB pen drive.When I insert it in to the computer the pen drive detects only for about 3 seconds and then a pen drive removal sound is heard on the computer speaker. After a while it detects again and again is not detected.I believe there are no viruses on my computer. Now I get a message as ” You need to format the disk in drive K before you can use it. And when I try to format it displays a message stating ‘Windows can’t format K. Check to see that the disk and drive are connected properly and make sure the disk is not read only and then try again. I’m using Windows 7 Ultimate OS.

Please help me with this problem

punam jain July 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

my pendrive is not able to work properly. While saving there is no problem .But afterwards the files don’t open.I have formated pendrive many times but still that did not work .Can any one tell fix the problem.

josh August 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

my transcend300 16gb flash drive is not working properly..
-cannot be recognized by my laptop but other pc can detect it..
-my laptop recognized other flash drive and works properly..
-the flash drive cant change its path and cannot be formated..
-the flash drive cant copy files even if there is a lot os free disk space..
please help me

Linda August 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

This fixed my problem in windows 7

gupta prasad mallick August 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

when i insert my pen drive in the computer ,the computer blinks out, what can i do now, pls answer my this question

gupta prasad mallick August 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

when i insert my pen drive in the computer ,the computer blinks out, ,my pen drive is 4 gb kingston pen drive,it couldn’t formatted also,what can i do now, pls answer my this question

ganesh August 27, 2011 at 11:36 am

my pendrive is not detect please tell me sir.

arun August 30, 2011 at 12:09 am

hey plz help wenever i insert a pen drive it will not show up after 3-4 attempts it will only run up for 5 min maximum having dis bad problem:’( any one can help????

VIJI September 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hi,
I am having a pendrive which was working properly till last night. but from today itself it is being nt detected by any of the computers, and moreover I am unable to find it in disk management portable drivers. Please help me bcoz I am having certain important data in it and that too I dont have the backup of that too. Please ….

Md.Motaher Hossain September 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm

My pen dreve name Team Fusition 4gb.
When I insert my pen drive in my computer, it doesn’t open but show hardware. When I One clik there, it show ‘Safely remove USB Mass device’ then I double clik there it show “select the device you want to unplug or eject, and then click stop. When windows notifies you that it is safe to do so unplug the device from your computer.” I follow the full instruction but it can’t work properly.

Please help me

Emily September 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Please Help!!!

My computer recognizes the usb in there by making the ding dong sound but when i go to my computer it says please insert a disk into drive J, i tried formatting it but it comes up with the same message. I also tried to change the disk letter but it is greyed out so i cant.

What do i do???

Murugan K September 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I have used window 7 os , when i insert my pendrive to my laptop only USB Disd security window is open but doestn’t detect my pendrive in MyComputer……how can i do………

Murugan K September 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I have used Window 7 os . when i insert my pendrive to my laptop only USB Disk Security window is disply but doesn’t show up in My Computer………..how can i do..?…..

surya September 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Dear sir, I have pen drive 8GB ( imation flash drive usb ) but it shows only 4.47GB only I could not understand what is the problme ( I several times formate the drive but it was not showing 8gb ) please tell me what is the problem and how to reslove.

Kumar September 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I hav a 2GB Kingston pendrive…. its undetected….
however the printer works fine the same port
& the pendrive works on a diff comp…. i am using windows 7…
wen i go to DISK Mgmt i donot find the following option…
” you can see some drives including the portable drive. Right click on your portable drive and click change drive letter and paths.”

Pls help… me guys…

qwe September 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

My USB Pendrive not show in mycomputer. I cheked by using 3 systems. but it cant show my pendrive…. and I follow steps of this site… In computer mange also cant show my pendrive…. pls help

Trilok September 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I have a 8GB Transcend pendrive. When i connect it to my laptop it shows as Removable Disk. When i try to open it, it says
“F:/ is not accessible.
The request could not be processed because of an I/O error.”

And when i try to format it, it does not show anything.

Somebody please help me out.

Dnyanesh September 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm

i hane a 2 GB transcend pen drive.. it has same fault..as it is not shown in My Computer ..i tried 2 change name from disk management..bt still same result..i am using windows 7 .if u have any solution please tell me
….

tulsi September 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

i’v a problem with my 8gb pendrive,i dont know what happend to it,but whenever i try to connect it with my laptop it just shows a pendrive has been located but when i try to open it it shows a error messages that please insert a disk into drive……can u plz tell me some solution for this…..pplzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Antony September 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I am facing a different problem…once inserted, my pendirve’s LED flashes and a drive letter is assigned..but te name of the pendrive is not displayed…rather it jus shows “Removable disk” …Wen i try to explore it….please insert a disk into the drive msg is coming…..
i cudnt even scan it wit my Antivirus…
any solution??
thanks in advance

Sachin September 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm

My PC is not detecting pendrive or card readers and even my camera. removable disk is showing in my computer but when i click on it the error msg come . “the disk in drive is not formated. do you wish to format.”

Kindly suggest what should be done

priyanka September 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

no..it has not complete yet…my pen drive is of 4gb sony….it is detected by laptop but when i’ve to open it it shows ”please insert a disk”….i tried this information but yet the problem is as such

kindly reply……

SID September 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hi,
I wasted my sleep for the last 2 days thinking about the resolution posted on this forum, as I myself went through the same problem – and ultimately couple of mins back I just resolved it – I dont know whether the setps mentioned above resolves an issue because even Microsoft KB mentions the same. I followed a diff path – My pen drive was getting detected in device manager, I also tried out un installing the Root Hub ..nogo, so I planned to replace my user profile. I copied all my contents and replaced my user profile. & u wont believe it took 12 mins to get this issue fixed. I then went to MMC and Turn on the Auto Play option . now even all my usb are getting recognized.

SID September 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I can see lots of people suffering with the USB issue s, many thinking of formatting the PC or Drive, my small suggestion rather than formatting the drive – Please re create a new user profile, because most of these type of an issues get created due to corrupted User profiles. If any one need any suggestions you can mail me or leave a post here mentioning my name – and i’lll try to hunt a resolution for you – if my recent post helped you please leave a line so that I understand I am on the correct track.
Thanks to you all.
Happy Computing.

sanjeev kumar September 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

sir,
I have 4gb pendrive but it is not detect by any pc.please solve my problem

suganya September 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hi there. I plugged in my USB pen yesturday,it worked ,,,,,, my computer detects the other pendrive today, but this one has suddenly stopped working? No light no nothing? I dont know what to do as I have a lot of important info on it. I tried the disk management but its not there? thanks a lot ….. pls do rply me …wat will be thw pblm i’m very much worried abt it

vinayak patil September 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

i have 4 GB pen deive not show on driver list.i mean the virus is effected on my pen drive how to solve the problem ? in this pen drive a very imp photos & files,
pls guide me .

vinayak patil

aniket mittal October 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

i have 8gb pen deive not show in my computer & usb device not recognized plz help me

ali October 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

pleasee tell me that my pc cant deduct the pen drive its a 14GB please help me ho to makes its working

Kripa October 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

when i insert my external hard disk on my laptop it ask to install USB Driver why ?

SID October 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hi Suganya,
Reply to your Issue,

Before your try any troubleshooting , just try ur Pendrive on any other PC to check if it is getting recognize. If Yes – no need to worry Ur Pendrive is OK.
Go to Start –>Run –>type DEVMGMT.MSC –> OK
once your device manager open up , Scroll down locate + USB Serial Bus Controllers —> click on the Plus sign to expand.
U’ll Find USB Mass Storage Device & USB Composite Device
Give right click on the first one & select Uninstall agian
Give right click on the second one click uninstall.

Then remove if you have any usb storage devices attached on the PC & restart.
Windows will automatically re install the 2 device drivers from its available CAB file.

Then attach your Pen drive and check , and let me know, If it works.

Till Then Happy Computing

pavan rupnal October 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I have 8 GB pen drive , When I connect my pen drive to computer it shows with drive letter, but when I am trying to access it, it shows error please insert disk

Girish October 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

Thanks a lot… it worked for me… great..

dhanu October 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

thank u very much … :)

ashutosh October 29, 2011 at 11:06 am

hi plz help someone i connecte mobile with the computer and intall its software but it is not install because of some cause now when i insert any pendrive in my computer and when i put or delete any file it show some file in use so help me plz .

cat October 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Thanks So much…….with your solution I have been promoted in my department

mohit November 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

whenever i insert pendrive or anything in my usb port then it takes near abut 5 min for my computer to detect it n sumtimes i hav to plug it out n reinsert it for 2-3 times and then it get detected….:( any solution!!!!!!!!

noor November 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm

thanks trouble fixer network team

lingling November 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Whei insertd my kingston 8gb pen drive it shows removable disc(F:). but the memory shown was zero and i could not even open the files insede …Please help!!!thanks a lot!

Koundinya (Kandy) November 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

Thank you so much… this solved my problem…

Vikas November 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

thanks a ton buddy. problem solved! :)

Sharpin November 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Hi,my 8gb Transcend JF-V30 pendrive is suddenly not working and Led is also not blinking
i also tried in other systems but its not working,pendrive icon also detected but when i click on that icon it showing “please insert a disk into I: drive”………….Does it mean my pendrive is damaged, is there any way to fix?

kavitha November 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Hi,
I installed windows 7 professional newly in my new laptop…DVD drive is recognizing but pen-drive is not recognizable… Can any one help me..

mohan November 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm

i had 16gbtranscend pen drive. when i copy some movies in it will take minimum 15 mins per 700mb movie and it not coping the movie plz tell me how solve this problem.

little woman November 24, 2011 at 6:39 am

Thank you so much..it really helpful tho!

edweird November 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

hello. . my problem is that i have two flash disks. . both transcend. . 1gig and 2gigs. . but my 2 gig doesnt work. . it says specefied file doesnt detected. . help

arvind November 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

sir,
I have a 4 GB pan drive. It was not working properly but from some days it is not detected by any computer
Is it damaged or it it repairable. kindly help me.

Regards

anasrahmankk December 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

sir,
i have 8 GB pen drive.it is not detected by any computer.when i connect with PC,pen drive detect with sound and a hidden blank drive.
but does not show in my computer.i already checked in disk management. is the pen drive damaged or another problem

Jack Ash December 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

HI,i cant find a portable drive at disk managenent.
What should i do?
Help me please.. i am using DNA pendrive.
It was working few days ago.n now was jus not regonise
guild me.Begging you.

vijendra singh December 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Hi
I have 32 gb pen drive and 1gb memory card, it is show but not format .
please help me and give me suges……..

Jerzy Romichenko December 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Ok, so I’m trying to fix a 32GB Kingston Data Traveller 102. In Windows 7 it shows up in My Computer and in disk management, but in both it is listed with size 0. In disk management NO partitions are shown and when double clicking on the drive in My Computer, it asks you to insert a disk. When the drive is plugged in, it is recognised but says it must be formatted, and formatting by any means fails. In Ubuntu 11 it is not recognised as a device.

Is there anything I can do with this?

Akhil December 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Just go to device manager (right click on manage and you will see it) u will see the brand name or anything like that right click on it and click uninstall.remove your pen drive and plug it into the port.Wait for windows to install the driver.Hope this will help you

mangesh December 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm

i have lot of data in pen drive ! after attaching pen drive it shows ” do you want to format now ?” wat should be done!

lekshmy December 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

hello…
my Toshiba laptop is not detecting any pen drives …but it detects micromax mp6….plz help me…

niveditha December 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

thnkuu soo muchhh…!!! :)

Gakune December 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I have my 2GB Kingstone flash disk it used to open properly but now when pluged to my Lenovo Computer the icon indicates that it is recognised but when i try to open it my computer tells me to insert a disk drive. It no longer flashes . Please assist

anish January 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

Hi ,I bought a fake pendrive from my friend , so i inserted the pendrive into the usb port …so are there any chance of the pendrive to be detected???????? please rply a.s.a.p.. :)

Zack January 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Hi, Rohit thanks a lot of for your knowledge and your information. That’s works 100% and my problem solved. Once again, thank you very much. :D

shashi singh January 21, 2012 at 5:49 am

hi, i have purchase Hp 8gb pen drive few days ago , it works successfully in my friends pc , but in my system(using xp -3), The device detected but it showing zero space , I have tried al most suggestion ,but it does not works. plz help me………….

Pravin Jondhale January 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

When , i insert my pendrive in slot it will shows the unknow device. And the divice status says: “Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)”

hari January 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

In my system Relaince data card was not detected but pendrive was detected i change the os(windows) same problem is coming that data card was detected in the another system what problem it have i think may be usb port problem ..pls any solution help me

nithya January 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

i have 4GB i ball pen drive i am using windows7 when i insert a pendrive they could not detect some times its shows pls insert a disk.

Vikas February 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Sir,
I am using Kingston 2GB pendrive for the last 2 years. From today morning I couldn’t access my pendrive from my computer. My computer is detecting but when i click the icon it is showing “Please insert a dist into Removable disk”. I have gone through management console and changed the drive letter and paths.. Still it is not working. Pls help me in this regard.
Faithfully
Vikas

rakesh February 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

THANKS MY PROBLEM IS SOLVED:-) THANKS FOR THE SOLUTION:-)

raman singh February 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

how to correct malfunctioned memory micro sd card

solution for your problem February 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm

If u have any important pictures, data on u r pendrive.
If its not detecting just install “easeus data recovery wizard free edition” and then just follow the process.

After installing keep your pendrive to system ( which is not opening asking need to format), and recover all you data and pictures in this software.

sagar March 9, 2012 at 1:20 am

hi
sir when i attach my pen drive to my laptop it doesn’t show any pen drive icon in my computer i also try in disk management it shows all the drive but doesn’t show pen drive plzzz help me

akash March 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

my sandisk pen drive is not working properly.After copying videos and other stuffs, they generally don’t work, may be they get corrupted.Any solutions????

mohan March 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Hi Friends,,
i have faced the pen drive not found in xp .i have followed the following steps:
You can fix this issue by following some simple steps given below.

1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

2. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window will appear.

3. On this disk management window, you can see some drives including the portable drive. Right click on your portable drive and click change drive letter and paths

Uts very nice. now its working fine..

annu March 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

hello,
i have 2 gb kingston pen drive. earlier it used to work properly , bt now it does not get detected anywhere, even the yellow light does not flicker. the problem began after i inserted it into another pc to copy some data but that pc did not detect my pen drive. did that pc damage my pen drive? does it contain virus? please help i really need to access my pen drive

sumit March 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

i got a 8gb i ball pen drive which is detected only for 2 seconds and den it disappears from my computer….its not even shown in disk mgnt also….light is continuously blinkin signifies my pendrive is workin…. so pls help abt how it wil b displayed….
thanx
sumit

vishnu March 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

i’m not able to chnge de drive name!!
as it shows sum ERROR statin to refresh!!
though even after refreshing de DSKMNGMNT console!!
it keep’s on showin de same error :(

Chilly April 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

I have a pendrive with 8 gb. And when I found it with this program, it s show that the pendrive has 0 mb, why? If i do this, my pendrive doesnt appear, because it s show up as a 0 mb storage device. PLS help I want to watch films on my Xbox 360 with my pendrive with 8 gb again, so pls help.

Chand April 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

No. i am unable to find pen drive in disk mgmt.
Help me out.

Rajeev April 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm

make backup file of your pen drive in another drive then format your pendrive then try to rename it

akhil April 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

i have 8 gb hp pendrive.
its drive doesn’t show in my computer. but other pendrives are successfully show.
what should i hv to do sir.

Mona April 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

My 4GB MoserBear pen drive not opening.
It has lot of imprtant data which i dont want to losse at any cost.
When i connect USB to Laptop USB port it was askinfg me to Format the pen drive..

Please do anyone have solution on ths..

Thanks
Mona

beekey April 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

Hi my samsung Octoedge TSSTCorp CDDVDW SH-S203D is not working. it shows in my computer even in bios but when i push eject button its not working.

Anzar April 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Hi ! I’m a Laptop hardware technician My friend’s Transcent 2gb pendrive doesn’t detect in any computer and I tried what you said that change the drive letter it doesn’t work and I tried a lot of softwares to Format it doesn’t work . I tried opening the hardware of pendrive doesn’t seem to be board circuit shot . I think it’s a hardware problem. So can anybody tell what part is the problem in hardware and how to solve it .

Parth May 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

My usb is not shown on disk mgmgt.pleaseeeeeeeeeeee help me

shariq bhai May 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

thank you..very much.

satpal May 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I want to use my Pen Drive in my Pc. But I insert it in usb port, there is no response and not any msg. shown on console.

Bharathi May 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

HI,i cant find a portable drive at disk management.
What should i do?

tom June 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

Good man Keep it up——————- Lovely

Nazish June 8, 2012 at 12:58 am

it really works !!!!!!!!!!!

Chris June 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

thx. it helped me even tho the problem was a bit different. i used my pendrive as a USB HDD+ to install win7 on my lappy which doesnt have cdrom drive and then pen looked like broken. my computer was able to see it but i couldnt enter it was getting message: insert drive to a drive slot or soemthing like that. i used your tip and pen is working again :) thx a lot again… cheers

muthukkumar June 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm

my sony 8gb pendrive is connected the time current is cut the computer is off and on after my my pendrive do not show up the explorer page what reason

prasanna August 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm

thanks a lot!!!!! my long time problem was fixed….gud job! :) :)

blackie August 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm

wickedly simple and effective, thanks!

ramachandran August 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

hi,friend. i have the 8gp pen-drive, i frequently inserting in my system without using eject(Not using the safe removal disk). then if i insert the pen-drive, it does not appear in the drive port.(Not detected the pen-drive). please help me friends.

ishu September 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

hello my memory card is shown in my pc nd its showing every file but if i try to do any thing like to run a song form memory card or see a pic or copying deleting or anything my pc hangs nothings working on it its detected on my mobile but i have android it just dont accept it it sayys detecting errors contineously nd dont work on pc its detected i can browse files but cannot perform any task

amit September 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

sir,i have 2 gb kingston pen drive but when i atteched this to my computer,my computer does not show me that on my scren,,and your trick does not work for my pls give some solution.i am using windows 7.

aaki September 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

thnxx it w0rks..

shivesh October 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Hi all,
i inserted my 16 GB moserbaer pendrive in a computer, after that it is not being detected in any computer.
i tried to delete the upper and lower filter keys from registry editer, whereafter, on reboot, the driver installation process was done. and a message “ready to use” appeared. BUT , not my pen drive on the computer, not even in disk management box.

i am eager to know what happend to my pen drive and how can it be re-detected in my pc.

please share your expert advice.
Thanks

Mayur October 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

Problem resolved. thanks a lot

Umesh October 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

My pen drive Transcend JF V30/2GB, when plugged to computer, the LED will glow,but will not detect the drive. I followed the above step but problem in still exist.
Pl. help me.

Hardik November 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

2. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window will appear.

3. On this disk management window, you can see some drives including the portable drive. Right click on your portable drive and uninstall the drivers for it.

4. Remove Flash Disk and reinsert It will show up with all your data

prasad November 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I have a kingston datatraveler pen drive-2G. I have done as per advise by deleting Upper/Lower filters register values. The pen drive led is glowing but the drive image showing. Please advise me to put it in working condition. Regards

Stu December 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Rohit,

fixed it straight away

khus December 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

i hav pen drive it shown on my computer bt icnt open it…it show please insert disk in removable disk…
plz help me

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