Pen Drive Problems

Solutions to Top 10 USB Pen Drive Problems

Let me ask you a question

Are you facing any problem with your USB pen drive ?

If the answer is yes, the you are not alone. There are millions of users of USB drives or pen drives in the world today and it has become one of the most used data storage device.

Over the past few months we have written about a lots of troubles of USB Pen drives and their solutions. Let us summarize top 10 useful posts for your quick reference.

Top 10 USB drive / pen drive related problems and fixes:

pen drive formatting problem

Lets see a short summary of each problem and the fix:Fix:

  1. Computer Does Not Detect Pen Drive or USB Drive or i-pod : This kind of problem is faced due to some bad registry settings. After you fix up the registry, the USB drive will work fine. To fix this issue, see this post.
  2. Pen Drive or USB Mass storage device disabled at office or college or school: At many offices and colleges, the IT people disable or block the use of pen drives. To enable the USB drive when it is blocked, see this post.
  3. Problem in removing pen drive: When you try to remove the pen drive via safely remove hardware option, it gives error “Generic volume can not be stopped right now”. It may damage your pen drive if it is removed without stopping it properly. To fix this error, read this post.
  4. Protect computer from virus in pen drive: Many of the deadly viruses spread easily through use of pen drive. To see the safety tips on how to protect the computer from virus infection by pen drive, see this post.
  5. USB drive is detected, but not shown in My Computer: This kind of problem is also seen in cases of conflict over drive letter assignment by windows. The drive is there and detected but without a valid drive letter assigned to it. See the fix to this problem here.
  6. Problem in formatting pen drive: Sometimes when you try to format the pen drive, you might see an error which says “Can not format the drive”. There can be several reasons for this. To fix this problem, see this post.
  7. USB Device has Malfunctioned: This one of the unusual warnings which you get sometimes, the solutions to this problems sounds silly, but it works, see the solution here.
  8. Delayed Write failed error: This is another kind of error which is more common with USB hard drives due to some error in File allocation table. This problem can be fixed by following few simple steps. See the fix here.
  9. Disable data writing on pen drive: This is one of the articles which tells you how you can stop data writing on your pen drive on a particular computer. This will save the drive from getting virus infections. See the post here.
  10. Fixed SATA Drive shown in removable USB drive list: This problem we have recently seen for many users. This is a kind for feature in a certain RAID configuration, but annoys many users. See the fix for this trouble here.

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Comments

  1. Great post, Stumbled!!!
    Well I have a Pen Drive with 1gb capacity, when i try copying data upto 50mb it wrks fine, but when the data is above 50mb i get the message saying “disk full or write protected” in spite of the fact that there is no write protect switch on it, see if you can help me with it, its moser baer usb disk.

  2. I have 2 gb transcend pen drive.when i try to format it, it is showing error ” the disk is write protected” , pls send me solution urgentely.

  3. i have transend 4 gb pendrive…it is detected on comp…but wen trid to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc”

  4. i have transend 4 gb pendrive. Only this pendrive does not detect on any computer. others are detected.

  5. I have a 1 GB pendrive, the problem is that whenever i insert it, a FLOPPY DRIVE also comes in mycomputer along with the pendrive icon.

    I m not able to understand what kind of virus is it.
    can anyone help?

  6. i have a problem with my 2 USB pen drives
    One is LG 1 GB
    Second is Kingstone 2 GB
    the problem occurs after i copy someting to the drive, and then safely remove it, when it says that It’s safe to remove the drive, my computer freezes, after that i couldn’t do anything, nothing could be accessed except i could open task manager and then log off.

    and another problem i have when i try to clear all records of recently used documents and other things, the action takes too much time and doesn’t finish.

    so please help me if you can.

  7. another problem i forgot to mention in my previous comment
    which is sometimes when i start my computer it wouldn’t start, a sound from the DVD drive appears it’s trying to access it like when it starts normally but the sound continues and the computer dosen’t start, the problem was solved several times when i remove the memorry chips and the cables of whatever i can reach of them, but it’s not solved so quickly so please help me with that also.
    thank you.

  8. Whenever i connect the usb pen drive my LAN get disconnected & my audio get disabled once again i restart the system its get right give the suggestion

  9. whenever i insert my pen drive and try to open it it says insert drive.its a 2gb kingston pendrive.im unable to open or format it. It says insert disk.

  10. Whenever I try to copyfolders from my PC harddrive to the pen drive ; the olders get copied . However the contents inside the folders are not present. (Folders are empty).
    Kindly suggest the remedy for the same so that the contents INSIDE THE Folders also get copies into the pendrive

  11. Hi All,
    Can you also suggest how to increase the size of the C Drive ( by taking the memory of other drives) without formatting the present C drive?
    Actuallly; the memory in my C drive is very less and want to increase it.

  12. i have a moserbaer 2GB usb pen drive , when i insert it to my computer it is not detected……. Please suggest some solutions
    to my problem

  13. am having 8gb pen drive.when i copy the data to it it ll get copied.but i cant open that file.the file get correpted.plz tel me what to do……

  14. When I inserted my pendrive It shows on the computer but when I try to open it, it says please insert a disk. Anybody can help me please about this problem.

  15. @ganesh

    u most probably have a fake 8GB drive, which maybe less than 8GB in size and hacked at hardware level to imitate a 8GB drive.

  16. I have 8 gb transcend pen drive.when i try to format it, it is showing error ” the disk is write protected” , pls send me solution urgentely.thankyou

  17. I have an Issue with my Moser baer Media Player, When i try to to upload any kind of video format files, it is not able to play, it says “File Open Failed”. Please do help in where as i can play any kind of Video format files in it. Thank you so much in advance.

    Regards
    Krishna!!

  18. I have pen drive Transcend 4 GB which becomes Write protected and can’t be formated.When I plug it on, it shows Removable Disk in my computer and it contained autorun.inf Folder having 2 files which could not be deleted or modified.Pen drive becomes useless can’t copy/paste.
    Give me right solution for above prob.

    thanx,

    harish

  19. I have 1Gb TwinMos pen drive.when i try to format it, it is showing error.The disk is write protected.pls send me solution kindly.

  20. Well I have a Pen Drive with 1gb capacity, when i try copying data upto 50mb it wrks fine, but when the data is above 50mb i get the message saying “disk full or write protected” in spite of the fact that there is no write protect switch on it, see if you can help me with it, its moser baer usb disk.

  21. i have a problem with my laptop 2 usb ports, that has stopped working, situated next to each other beside the disk drive. i have checked the hardware device, everything says all working well and all enabled. i cant find any alert sign that it’s disabled. tried updating driver, all is well.can you diagnose the problem?

  22. When I store data in my pen-drive,it get lost after some time.
    In properties it is showing data memory that it is occupying ,but when I see the content it shows that folder is empty. Please help me out…..

  23. I have a Pen Drive of 4 GB Kingston, getting a problem of access denied when it inserted in any computer.
    Please help me

  24. I have bought 8gb Kingston pendrive and i’ve got the same sort of problem.When I copy or transfer files to my pen drive, its successfully copied until i unplug it from the computer then the files dissappear only folders that i have created and copied remain.Sometime only two or three file can be open and the rest of the file become corrupted but it shows the correct file size and those file is not readable in other comp and the comp itself from where i copy.Please help me out

  25. whenever i insert my pen drive and try to open it it says insert drive.its a 2gb kingston pendrive.im unable to open or format it. It says insert disk

  26. whenever i insert my pen drive and try to open it it says insert drive.its a 8gb transend pendrive.im unable to open or format it. It says “insert disk in to drive”

  27. Halloo, whenever i insert my pen drive and try to open it says “You need to format Disk before use”. i`m unable to open, and i dont want to format it cause int it i have important files. how can i open it. please help me.

  28. my cpu power cablegot unplugged from the ups,i was using my trancend 4 gb pendrive at the time.
    now when i insert my pendrive it shows only a usb cdrom device icon instead of my pendrive .
    i cannot open the drive.
    pl suggest me the solution to this problem

  29. I have a problem with my flash disk. When I double-click it to open, the computer tells me to “Please insert disk in drive H:” What could be the problem? Please help!

  30. our pen drive problem. when i inserting pen drive it be shows the disk in drive H is not formated. how to solve this problem

  31. i am facting problem with my kingstone 4 GB pen drive
    the prolem is write protection error
    i can not format my pen drive if format it computer shows write protection error
    please
    told me the solution of my problem

  32. i have a transcend v30 flash drive. it was working fine though but recently the flash drive is showing a message of “please insert a disk into drive H:” when i try to acess it through windows explorer. it also give the same message when try to format it , in properties it shows 0bytes used & 0bytes free! Plz help….!

  33. abishek gr8 workin in compiling the different posts….was a great read and should be a solution provider at the time of need

  34. HI,

    I have transcend 8GB pendrive , I had formatted with NTFS but unfortunately I cannot copy anything to it.

    pls guide me on this

    Jagadeesh

  35. when i click on pendrive icon it shows “please insert disc to drive h ” plz give me a way to solve this prob .

  36. i have a 4gb kingston pen drive…..whenever i insert it …..it shows “the disk in drive f is not formatted.do u want to format it now?”…i haaave important things in it and i don’t want to format it….plz solve my problem?

  37. Hello, I have a problem as I cannot access my USB memory stick and now even card of my camera.
    When I plug them in they are both recognized, and the drive letter is also assigned to them. But when I try to open the drive I get an error “I:\ is not accessible, access is denied”. The curiosity is that from windows explorer i can access the contents of the pen drive without any problem.

    I checked the USB stick on another computer and it works fine. Other USB devices such as the printer connected to this computer are working fine.

    I’m using WinXP SP3.

    Anyone have any idea what could cause this, or where else can I look to fix this problem?
    It’s getting quite critical.

  38. once i have insert my pendrive the pendrive detected and i have open it .it show the msg format and i will give yes but the error will occur write protected , drive format could not be completed

  39. hello, i formatted my kingston pendrive,and its memory reduced to 950 mb from 2 gb.What should be done so as to regain the lost memory.

  40. I am Unable to format my pendrive…………..i cant open

    please help sir

  41. when i click on pendrive icon it shows “please insert disc to drive X” plz give me a way to solve this prob .

  42. when i tried to open my usb flash drive, it gives a message ” drive is not formatted , do you want to format it now”
    but if i clik it shows “windows was unable to complete this format” when i close the window another msg came up “the disk drive can not be formatted”. I noticed one more changes I can’t see the capacity of my drive in formating window.

    I will appreciate if you send me the solution on my email

  43. I have a 4gb Kingston pendrive, when i insert it . it shows acapacity of only 18 mb , I format it many times but the result is same. is there any chance to save my pendrive??

  44. Actually i pull out my pen drive from the usb port while i am working on computer without using “safely remove hardware option” as a result of this now it is not showing in my computer, i think that it has been corrupted.as pen drive’s light is also not blinking. but i want to gain my data again. is it possible? if it is possible then plz give me a solution. i will grateful to u

    thanks

  45. My laptop detects the pen drive, but it doesn’t show anything in My Computer. When I try Step 2 above, it says: “The operation did not complete because the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition or volume, restart the computer.”

    Even after restarting, it says the same thing. Please suggest.

  46. i have a kingston pen drive which shows 127 GB capacity. It is sensed by the cmptr however while formatting it is showing ‘ Not able to format’ also it shows no system ie FAT/ FAT32 while attempting to format with right click. With disk management also it is not being formatted. It appears it is a low capacityu pen drive showing heigher capacity. Pl help.

  47. i want to know how can i deny access to my pen drive from others. i dont want any one copy any data from my pen drive and even cannt read.

  48. i have a transcend pen drive.whenever i insert my pen drive in the pc a dialog box appears saying “windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close”.I click on the “dont send option”.afyer that when i try to open it again ,it says the same thing.no problem in data transfer or watching any video from the pen drive,but the dialog box appears everytime.it didnt used to occur initially and it also doesnt happen in other computer but mine.plz help.

  49. i’m using 32 GB Kingston pen drive /…..
    whenever i upload any data to it, it shows the data is present but when i try to open that data it doesn’t open.
    eg: if i upload any picture in that … n then if i try to open it…
    it will show no preview available

    same happens with the word documents n all..
    please help me ….. what should i do.????

  50. I have a Data traveler Kingston 8gb DT101 and inside it are my my important files. One day I plugged it into a computer rental shop and the next day when I plugged it into the school’s computer, my files had gone. I checked properties of my usb and it shows the capacity i have consumed. I also tried to scan it with anti virus (KPS) and scanned it with error checking but nothing happened. I am hesistant to format my usb beacuse it contains important files. Please send me a solution trouble fixers.

    Note: when I tried to copy the files inside, it says “Cannot create or replace FOUND.000:Cannot find the specified path. So I tried to locate the folder FOUND.000 and seen my files were broken.

    Hope you can help me… thanks!

  51. I have 2 GB Sony pen drive but when i open it, it shows it is not formatted do you want to format it but when i format it does not format can you please send me the solution of this problem in my email id.
    thank you

  52. Whenever I try to copy folders from my PC hard drive to the pen drive ; the olders get copied . However the contents inside the folders are not present. (Folders are empty).but pen drive memory full
    Kindly suggest the remedy for the same so that the contents INSIDE THE Folders also get copies into the pendrive

  53. Hello,

    I have 32gb kingston pendrive. Whenever I store any data or movie or any sort of file and try to view in my friends computer or any other computer it is showing some sort of ASCI codes and chinese characters on folder names. I try to format it many times but same problem, if someone has solution then please mail me.

    Thanks in advance.

  54. I have a 2gb kingston traveler usb. My usb is detected by my computer but when i open it. It says “Please Insert Disk”. Hope you can help me fix this problem. Thanks and more power

  55. hello,

    i have a 4gb kingston usb. i am facing an exactly same problem as discussed by selwyn above. due to very important data in it i can’t format it. While in properties it shows the used space as 951MB but files shown are only of about 4MB size.Please help me out.thankyou.

  56. i have a 2 GB kingston pen drive.
    when i insert it, my pc detects it,but hen i try to explore it..it says ‘please insert disk in h drive’.
    I tried one of ur solutions but no use…..
    PLEASE HELP…

  57. i have a kingston data traveler DT101 4Gb pendrive. when i insert it, computer can detect it but it shows REMOVABLE DISK in my computer. i try to explore it but it says that ‘please insert disk’. the properties of the pendrive shows that 0 mb space but it still has a lot of space in true. please tell me how to solve this problem…please…i need it!

  58. Hello, am using a Transcend 8 gb pendrive. The problem is i have only 2 or 3 gb of files in ma pendrive. But it shows that it has data of 6 gb. When i go to scan it by any antivirus software it scans the files which i have deleted long time back.And wen i go to search the files it shows that the files are not there,not even as a hidden folder!!! please save me!!!

  59. Hiiii,
    I am sanket, can someone pls tell me the solution of my kingston 4 GB pen drive.The problem of it is that it is detected but it tells that please insert disk drive.

  60. i am srivathsan, when i insert any pendrive the computer hangs and when i remove the pendrive everthing is resumed. can anyone give me suggession to tackle this problem.

  61. hi.well im hav’g a problem wth my 32Gb pendrive its fat32.i am been able to format it well.sometimes it says insert disk to removable disk X.well i even change the name…then it says volume label is not valid..
    i off my pc.then again i formatted it.i gave it the volume label as it should be i think USB 2G but the problem is tht it takes too long to format and before it took me more than 24hrs.
    well i don’t wanna b face with the prob insert disk etc..and plz the experts of IT plzz help me out of this problem.plzz tell me if thr’s a problem in my usb.well my usb is new.i just bought it.its the first time im using 32gb..and im having loads of problem with it..
    plzzzzzz guys i need help..help me as soon as possible..

  62. i hav 4gb pen drive. wen i transfer files pen drive to pc its working but wen i transfer files pc to pen drive then computer hang or they take time in hours.

  63. hi

    im deepak …

    when i try to open my pen drive it does’nt show some of the files and i also checked the space and it was showing the true space but i cannot see some of the most important files

  64. Hi, I recently bought 32GB Kingston Pen drive. It is detecting properly, and even I can format it properly. While copying data it is too slow and once I remove the pen drive and re-insert it, all data disappears. In properties the occupied size showing properly. I scanned pen drive through anti-virus and found a file named “TORTA.EXE”, but unable to remove. Please help me to resolve this issue.

  65. I have a 2GB Kingston pendrive.when i plugin the PD although it is detected but when i try to open by double clicking it shows up NOT FORMATTED message.I have some important files inside it.how can i access those files now.also the properties shows the capacity of the PD as 0 bytes.Please reply….

  66. yea me too when i open my external hard drive, its detected but whenever i open it, it says “torta.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” i need help

  67. i have a pendrive, its get detected when i insert into my computer. i copy some data in it but when i insert that same pendrive into my laptop its shows that data is not copied properly or the data doesnt opened only.

  68. Hey can anyone help me out.
    I have 4GB pendrive but i can only store utp to 190 mb.
    For example: I copy 200 mb video to my drive and try to open from pendrive then only 75% can be played.

  69. hai i have a 16GB pendrive the system is unable to detect it and the error shows that corrupted and unable to read

  70. i want to a small solution.. with do the safty remove removing pendrive what is the problem occur….

  71. i want to a small solution.. without do the safty remove removing pendrive what is the problem occur….

  72. I have a kingston 2gb pendrive it gives me a error saying that “INSERT DISK INTO THIS DRIVE”. I have tried formating it with cmd promt but it was not possible.Pls help me,is der any software 2 solve d problem.Thanks

  73. Hi,
    I hav 2 pen drives, both ve a same problem now. When i connect it to d pc, it s nt recognized and it gets heated up!!
    Wat can i do to resolve this prob! pls help 🙂

  74. @Sanjay
    looks like its a faulty USB port delivering excess of current, thats is why it has heated up your drive, and it has probably damaged your drive. get the PC checked by a technician.

  75. I have transend 4 gb pendrive…it is detected on comp…but when tri to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc”

  76. my 4 gb kingston pendrive show’s some files “corrupted” and “not accessible”…dis pendrive contains many imp datas and all is lost!!!!pls help me 2 get it bak…pls mail d ans 2 ma gmail adress..pls……..

  77. I have bought 8gb Transcend pendrive and i’ve got the same sort of problem.When I copy or transfer files to my pen drive, its successfully copied until i unplug it from the computer then the files dissappear only folders that i have created and copied remain.Sometime only two or three file can be open and the rest of the file become corrupted but it shows the correct file size and those file is not readable in other comp and the comp itself from where i copy.Please help me out

  78. “window was unable to format”
    this message is shown when i m trying to format my pendrive…
    it shows used space but on opening nothing is in it..
    copying is also not done to pendrive..
    plz tell me as soon as possible ….plz.plz

  79. My 16 GB Transcend pen drive says disk is write protected.. pls help. Tried formatting, only quick format works occasionally, but even after quick format, same error pops up.. Pls help!

  80. Resspected Sir,
    i have a pen drive of HP v165w.there is a problem that this pen drive cannot be formatted.it shows window cannot format.
    i tried it with computer manage,cmd but all in vain.
    please sir give some solution.
    i will be very grateful to you.

  81. my pen drive is 4gb kingstons i was using nearly 8 months ago but today when i inserted to my system message display as format your pen drive so i do format but i was shocked that the capacity of my pendrive is 1 gb only how its possible so i keep formating 10 times but same problem is hapen so i lost 3 gb,i need some help to recover my capacity.help pliz…….

  82. Great piece of info guys ..
    I have been searching for a solution to fix my pen drive issues since days but couldnt find a solution. The solution was soo simple and wonder y i cdint think of it…
    Anyways , id like to appreciate the efforts of the people involved in getting solutions to pendrive issues.
    Thnx a lot guys.

  83. DEAR SIR,

    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.

  84. my problem here is when i double click it… a window appears that want me to choose a program to open my pen drive…anyone know the solution?

  85. Hi,
    i have a kingston 4 GB pen drive, which i bought recently. i had store some information in to the pen drive in a public internet shop. after that when i tried to open the pen drive in my personal desktop it showed the message “WINDOWS-DELAYED WRITE FAILED”. when i tried to delete the information in the pen drive it showed following messages: “CANNOT DELETE-Cyclic redundancy check, THE FILE OR DIRECTORY IS CORRUPTED OR UNREADABLE, THE PARAMETER IS INCORRECT, CANNOT FIND THE SPECIFIED PATH “. i also tried to format the pendrive but in vain.
    can you please suggest me how to fix this problem. i have tried the tips given by you but they didnt work. please kindly help me in this aspect.

  86. i hav a kingston 64GB 2.0 data traveler pen drive……
    i cannot format it….even san it from yhe virus….
    and nowit cant open…pls help me……..

  87. Dear Sir,
    Problem in removing pen drive: “Generic volume can not be stopped right now”
    is great problem which i faced for past two months.I am really very thankful too you for the useful tips.
    Q: When i try to open a folder, for each and every click the folder is opening in new window.What is the solution for this problem?

    with warm regards,
    karthikeyan.R

  88. hiiiiiiiii
    i am using a 64GB kingston pen rive……..
    now i cant open it…..ven i do so,it ask to format …yet cant format,show error.!!!!!!!!!!
    i also cant scan it from virus……what can i do………plz help me……….
    plzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  89. when i connect pendrive & tried to open. messege displayed is ” Please insert disk in drive(k:) ”
    give me solution
    waiting………………………

  90. i have transend 4 gb pendrive…it is detected on comp…but wen trid to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc”

  91. my pen drive shows red light but not shows removeable drive on my computer.
    plz help

  92. actually my pen drive detected and shown in my computer but could not be open.it cant show its memory its shows 0 byte size .plz solve my problem (2 GB transcend pen drive)

  93. actually my pen drive detected and shown in my computer but could not be open.it cant show its memory its shows 0 byte size .plz solve my problem ( ( 2 ) 4 GB transcend pen drive)

  94. whenever i insert & open my pen drive 1gb or 8gb also same with extenal hard drive 250gb in Windows Explorer in the Dell laptop (having Windows XP OS) a dialog box appears saying “windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close”.I click on the “dont send option”.after that when i try to open it again ,it says the same thing.no problem in data transfer or watching any video from the pen drive,but the dialog box appears everytime. it didnt used to occur initially and it also doesnt happen in other computer but mine.plz help.

  95. computer detects USB derive shows in the drive list. But when it is clicked to open it shows drive is empty please insert a disc in the said drive.

  96. i want solution like , if anyone attached infected pen drive to pc then pc hdd start formating . is that solution is available?.

  97. i have a kingston 16 gb flash drive
    when i copy files into it,it copies them
    but afterwards the files cannot be oppened and are written in strange letters

  98. i have 8gb pendrive in that all the folders became shortcut files , now i am not able to open those folders, give me asolution , how i can rectify it

  99. when i format my 32 gb kingston pendrive pc shows the disk is write protect plese give me solution

  100. I have also used external USB DVD writter he is running . But when we use any pendrive do not working even also all pendrive is running on other computer . That how con i used pendrive our system . may be disable the service from any option . So please give solution

    Regards
    sujeet mathur

  101. I have a problem with my USB pen drive whenever I try to copy something to it , it gives me an error
    “The device is not ready”
    How to fix this problem?
    Pls help!

  102. i have transend 4 gb pendrive…it is detected on comp…but wen trid to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc”

  103. Sir i have a problem with my pen drive . When i am scaning my pen drive what ever the data showing . But if i am open my pen drive the data is disable. The data are hidden . If i am formating my pen drive the datawill collapsed but i want my data.pls solve my problem.

  104. I have a 16gb kingston pendrive. im able to copy audio file and text docs. but while coming to video files, actually the filles are getting copied but are not able to be played in any media player. im getting error that, file is corrupted. how to solve this problem with video files. i even tried to zip the movie and copy in pendrive but it dint work and i faced the same problem. any one can helpout, ill be thankful for u guys

  105. I’ve 8gb pendrive….but the computer shows it as 3.93mb O_O
    WHY???!!!!

  106. hi all
    i am facing problem with my Transcend 4GB Pendrive it showing as please insert a disk into drive

    How to solve this problem

  107. Hey anyone got an idea how to solve my problem…REPLY (URGENT !!!!)
    Thanx in advance =)

  108. hi,how can i fix my 8gb hp pen drive which has become write protected.i can copy something into it but nothing is being deleted nor can i format it. plz help me to get out of this trouble.thank u.

  109. when i insert pendrive system become hang please help me i am a learning system hardware

  110. I’ve been having problems with my SanDisk cruzer micro 2.0 GB flash drive.Whenever I connect it to a u.s.b port the light will come on blink a few times but it will just sit there and do nothing then when I go to my computer it doesn’t show up at first but after a few seconds it will appear as a flash drive is being detected but the name I had given it will not show up.
    But when I try to click out of my computer the window doesn’t want to close with the flash drive still connected when its removed my laptop works fine.If you don’t go to my computer and wait for the auto play and let it keep searching the blue bars keep going across the screen and it doesn’t show whats being searched.
    After about ten to fifteen seconds an error shows up and this is what it said:

    csrss.exe -Device timeout
    The specified I/O operation on \device\harddisk1\dr8 was not completed before the time-out period expired:

    And I cant access any of the files that are still on there it wont even bring up the window when I try to click on it.The my computer window will just keep freezing up on me. So I was wondering if anybody knew what this could mean? thank you reading this.

  111. Hi i have pen drive. i dont have plug in drive in my car cd player.Is there any way to insert my pendrive by external device and connect to cd player as input and listen to songs.

  112. Sir, i have a problem with my pen drive . When i am scaning my pen drive what ever the data showing . But if i am open my pen drive the data is in short cut. The data are hidden . If i am formating my pen drive the datawill collapsed but i want my data.pls solve my problem.

  113. Resspected Sir,
    i have a pen drive of HP v165w.there is a problem that this pen drive cannot be formatted.it shows window cannot format.
    i tried it with computer manage,cmd but all in vain.
    please sir give some solution.
    i will be very grateful to you.

  114. Try this solution
    1.open cmd
    2.type your drive letter/path
    e.g F:/
    then you type :
    attrib -s -h /s /d
    After all that your data should be unhidden and the shortcut thing can be manually delete.
    hope this help.

  115. Please help me…
    my pen drive is not working…. it is detected on my computer…but when i tried to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc” What can i do??? Am using windows 7..

  116. Im also having similar problem like on comment 11352.”Please insert disc”. I’ve tried to change the drive letter also not working.Got any other solution?

  117. hi, hav a problem that my system is not showing removable drives in removable drives list.
    it shows every drive as generic drive hence i cannot safely remove my pendrives, as well as my external hard disk plz help……..
    i hav tried this C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll
    but here also no drive is shown

  118. hi my pen drive file system is converted into raw type.. how can i change it to fat format now. I cant able to format the pen drive.plz tell if any one know means its urgent…

  119. when i connect pendrive & tried to open. messege displayed is ” Please insert disk in drive ”
    give me solution

  120. my 4 gb kingston usb any file copy and donnot past . when i am format the usb donnot formatplese give me solution

  121. I have 4 GB kingston pen drive. yesterday while formatting pendrive i removed pendrive in between. and from there ownwards a problem occrued as given below:
    pen drive shows a icon in my computer as “removable disk” and when i tried to format then showing no response. when i tried to paste something it shows a message as ” path not specified”

  122. Sir I have a I-Ball 2GB pendrive. when i connect pendrive & tried to open my PC my computer getting hang. So I format it but It again hang my computer then useing MsDOS I fomat it by FORMAT command. But it again hang my pc. I insert it another PC bt again it has a same result. Plz sir tell what should i do Plz help me.

  123. when i plug my 4 gb kingston pendrive into pc the error will come this:-
    (k: is not accessible
    the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error )
    pendrive is not opened & not format plz help me

  124. Whenever i connect the usb pen drive my LAN get disconnected & my audio get disabled once again i restart the system its get right give the suggestion

  125. i hav 128 gb pen drive of kingston how to format it i try to format it many times bt its showing error

  126. Please help me.
    There is no files or folders in pen drive(kingston)but it is showing 17% used space.

  127. I am having 4Gb Kingston pen drive. It is showing Kingston (J:) instead of Kingston (H:) in my computer.

  128. i have 8gb hp v165w pendrive ,it did work in my hp laptop win7 os , the usb connection wiil show the tool bar the location will not found in “my computer”, if right click the usb connection it will show the drives in divse and printers how to solve this problem?

  129. I have 2 Gb Moserbaer pendrive, it does not read in any computer machine. I have the important files into.please help me , when i tried to open it says “Disc in drive not inserted please insert the disc” What can i do??? I’m using windows XP.

  130. i m having 16gb kingston, it is showing the size 448kb, i had formating but it is not solved

  131. sir,
    Please help me sir……..
    I have a 4 GB kingston pen drive. Any files can be copied to the pen drive as usual. But, movie/video files, exe files etc are not working properly. I think, they are corrupted. It take more time to copy files into pen drive. mp3 files work properly in my pen drive even if it take more time to copy it to pen drive.

    Please help me sir… Please help me sir…. Please help me sir….. to fix this trouble..

  132. whenever i insert my pen drive and try to open it it says insert drive.its a 8gb transcend pendrive unable to open or format it. It says insert disk.

  133. i have kingston 4 GB pendrive. Only this pendrive does not detect on any computer. others are detected.

  134. Sir,
    I have a 4 GB kingston (Data Traveler 120) pen drive. Mp3 files not working properly in USB palyer or aoudio system kindly give me solution pls…

  135. when i plug my 4 gb kingston pendrive into pc the error will come this:-
    (k: is not accessible
    invalid function )
    pendrive is not opened & not format plz help me

  136. Pen drive not working, not getting detected, memory stick not accessible blah blah blah…
    Now I have a very easy and very fast way of recovery tool to put all these sad sentences to a stop.
    I was also one of the guys among you who used to throw pen drive once they become lifeless.
    Just try to format your pendrive with the HP USB Disc Storage format tool first.
    Then scan your pen drive with two or more anti virus to get rid of any virus left at all.
    This will work only in case if at least your pen drive is detected.

    In case of a transcend pen drive go to the Transcend website and use an online recovery tool.
    This tool works wonder for the Transcend pen drive and it will start working again.
    If this is not all then go to shop to purchase for another one.

  137. I hv 4 GB hp pendrive bt works as 6 mb. I am unable to store data more than 6 mb. Plz give me solution.

  138. my 4GB pan Drive is NOT WORKING PLZ SEND THE SOFTWARE

    THE ERROR IN LOCTL CALL

    I THINK IT IS VERY BAD COMPANY “Kingston DataTraveler G3 Flash Drive”
    4 GB Kingston DataTraveler G3 Flash Drive USB 2.0″

  139. I purchased a Kingston 8 GB pen drive, but it transfer data slowly and after Reconnecting the pen drive to system, it shows nothing.. plz help me..

  140. Hello I have a 8gb kingston pendrive.
    I put downloads directly into my pendrive.
    When I remove it without safely,I got a problem.
    i.e free space:0 and used space:0
    Can I found solution for this.
    Even I try to format it but it is not possible.

  141. Serious issue with my pendrive
    I have a LG 8gb pen drive
    i used to copy video files like movies from one of my pc to my laptop using this pendrive. But from the date i got this i am facing probs like.. More than 2 movie if i copy it doesnt play the added ones…. And if one file is more than 1 gb then its over it doesnt open or work at all… please help me guys i am totaly upset with this. Before this is had a trancsend it worked like charm pls pls its my humble request to u all pls help me
    Is this a pen drive issue?
    I scaned my pen drive as well as both the computers with kaspersky no virus found
    Really it ll be appreciated to solve my probs
    Ps. Sorry for my english gys………

  142. My pendrive does not work .ie any pc do not detect it.I also observed that my pendrive do not get power.

  143. Hi I am having HP 4gb pendrive,computer is detecting the pen drive however i m not able to format it.Even i tried in DOS prompt also and i unmount the disk also.

    Is my pen drive is Dead??

  144. I have a Transcend 32 GB pendrive(new one). My problem is when I copied the data files in to that
    working properly means all the files are opening correctly. If once i remove and plug again the pendrive(even with safe to remove hardware) total data files are corrupted. no one files can opened. what is the problem . is it system security or problem in pendirve. it is 32 gb pendrive.

  145. i have problem with transcend 8gb pendrive i insert in the pc they show that USB device is not recognised. what shall i do plsssssssssssss tell me solusion urgently……

  146. my moser baer pen drive of 2gb has 740mb data in it, but when i connect it, the laptop or pc says.. ”the folder is empty”. it shows only folder’s name but no files in it. i have to get that data, its very important. please help me. please.

  147. I’m unable to copy any files from my pendrive. It shows try again, skip and cancel whenever i try to copy and also my pendrive has got a new kind of virus named as roinaax.exe even google doesnt hav any info regarding that virus. Please help me how to remove that virus and to copy files from my pendrive.
    Thank You.

  148. Hi,

    Please, what is the solution for problem 7. It is currently with the same solution of question 9.

    Thanks

  149. I have a kingston 2GB USB pen drive. When I insert it to my computer, it’s not detected. I don’t even see it in saftely remove Hardware list also. No sign of power flowing from comp to it. I am not sure, It might have dead. Could some one help me out to figure what exactly is the reason?

  150. hi… my pen drive is detected but when i open the drive i cannot see the files and folders… i have tried the option ” show hidden folders”, but it does not appear still. also, the pen drive properties show that those folders have occupies space inside.

  151. i have a problem with my 2GB pendrive, is my pc detects new hardware found but it cannot display antthing……….. how can i recover that porblem… and how to get as woking pendrive…… could U pls give solution to my mail………?

  152. Hi, my 4 gig toshiba pen drive is having problems. I removed the case and there is no signs of physical damage to the device. When I plug the device into USB ports (I have tried apprixamtely 15 different ports) the device blinks and the computer tries to the read the drive (it will appear for a split second). However before the computer can read the drive, the pen drive “ejects” itself and then “re-inserts” itself. The pen drive will continue to do this until you “give-up” and pull it out. Is this a problem with the electronics? Have I lost everything?? PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  153. I am using 16gb pen drive, When i am trying to open pen drive ,it is taking lot of time nor i copy a file nor access it .Later i make 8gb as one partion in 16gb remaining i kept as unallocatted,here i can copy in 8gb but if i remove and i connect means it is showing empty why it is happening

  154. hi… my pen drive is detected but when i open the drive i cannot see the files and folders… i have tried the option ” show hidden folders”, but it does not appear still. also, the pen drive properties show that those folders have occupies space inside.

  155. hi, i accidentally populated my pen drive from the volume tab of disk properties… my pen drive is 8Gb but after the populate it shows 9.9Gb volume capacity… i can’t format it and it shows format not completed. please help

  156. sir i have a pendrive 2gb. . . and i have more then 1.6 gb space covered files

    while opening properties of pendrive it shows entire space which pertaining to files

    but when i open pendrive there is shortcut folders is there
    how to get data folder by shortcut folder to original folder

    plz help me

  157. I have 4gb kingston pendrive when i insert it to computer it always says the file or directory are corrupted and unreadable.Pls give solution for this.

  158. My Flash drive was giving a write protection message while writing something to it, but the reading function was ok. I tried to fix this problem by ScanDisk and Format option but all in vain (I’v tried the disk on many other systems as well). The problem got severe and now I’m facing another problem as well:
    USB disk is detected, when I open it and copy something it gives an error message:
    “Cannot find the specified path”
    When I right click on drive, it shows ‘0-byte’ both in used and free space.
    when I format it or apply CheckDisk function, nothing happens.
    When I format it through command prompt it gives an error message:
    “Error in IOCTL Call”.
    Plz tell me the solution.

  159. I have Kingston 3G 16GB USB..the problem is that when i copy the data into it,data gets copy but when i reinsert the usb then some of the data gets lost..kindly tell me the solution.
    Thankx

  160. I have a pen drive HP v165w. My pen drive showing in system but it is not being open ask me for first format this drive and this error is occur that window is unable to complete format.
    so please give me solution.

    this problem was created when i transfering a file into pen drive and during this process i was plug out pen drive form the system then error was occur.
    since then my pen drive giving me a problem.

    1. Author

      Normally a pen drive data may get corrupt when you plug it out during data transfer, so what you can in this case is try recovering the data using some data recovery software like recuva – google it to know more, its free software.

  161. When i m trying to format the pendrive it formats.but @ the end of it it shows error that windows can not format the drive.It can format by computer-manage-diskmanage, but when i m tring to copy the data it automatically disconnected and then reconnect.it makes my file transfer failed.Help me……

  162. I have a pendrive of 32gb, when the data stored in it it shows everything till i remove from the system. If i connected to the system immediately or after when i needed only folders will appear but nothing of its contents. Why it is so i am not able to understand I hve formatted no; of times but problem remains the same.

    please give me the solution on the above.

    thanking you,

    surya prakash

  163. Great post, Stumbled!!!
    Well I have a Pen Drive with 8gb gb capacity, when i try copying data upto 6.69 gb it wrks fine, but when the data is above 2.71 gb i get the message saying “disk full or write protected” in spite of the fact that there is no write protect switch on it, see if you can help me with it, its moser baer usb disk.

  164. Hi ,I’m having a 8GB pen drive that having data like a exe files and folders, but while opening a pen drive folders not showing exe file only showing, I’m used lot of pc that time also same issue.How to retrieve my data .pls help me

  165. Hi,i am having a 4gb pen drive.while i am copying files into pen drive it shows an error message like”USB is fully protected “.but files are not copying. how to solve that problem.so, plzz help me!!

  166. HI,I am having a 8GB kingston pendrive,when I plug it & clocik on the pendrive it says DISK IN DRIVE K IS NOT FORMATTED DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT IT NOW.I am unable to open the pendrive also please anyone give me a solution were I can open my pendrive since I am having a very important file in it.Please give me a solution for that

  167. hai when i insert the pendrive it show a new hardware found and pendrive not worked properly and detect by the window ..

    pls tell me the setting to not to get again these problem so that i can use frequently .

  168. i have a 2gb transcend pen drive. i have done many works with it at 2gb state. but now it only showing 420 mb and formatting option is allowing me to format only 420 mb. give me some tips to regain rest of the 1…(more than 1.75gb) , how can i overcome the problem?

  169. i m having problem in accecing my pen drive , it is not accesible when it’s pluged in …..
    so kindly reply with solution …

  170. am having a 16 gb kingstone pen drive. when its inserted into the usb port, the computer is identifying the device. but it is shown in my computer as a different file. when i try to open it, response is to “please insert a disk into the removable disk”. can u help to solve this problem.

  171. plz help me out from this prob
    my 4 GB not formatting in windows xp saying like “windows was unable to complete the format”
    please tell me the solution what to do

  172. I can not send any document in my pen drive. Please give a solution

  173. Hi My pen drive is detecting in status bar but it is not showing in my computer. pls help me.

  174. plz help me i have a kingston 32gb pendrive but when i put the data in it the data gets lost after i eject the pendrive and also when i play the songs or video imediately after i copy the data it plays but the song is not full or it gets distroted and the video or song gets hung plz help me

  175. sir ihave a 8gb transcent pen drive …………..it iwas working fine but from two days when i copies data to my pen drive it disaapears after some times after copying process & system give a notifications i.e. the location is not available or source media not available laterally it appears again…………….
    plz help

  176. plz help me out from this prob
    my 4 GB not formatting in windows xp saying like “insert the disk in to drive”
    please tell me the solution what to do

  177. i have 4gb pen drive.when iam trying to connect to my laptop.It was showing driver letter E.
    but showing ACESS DENIED ERROR.
    Provide me solution to this.

  178. i have a 64 gb pen drive when i insert it there is a removable drive icon in my computers but when i try to enter it,it asks me to format it
    please tell me what to do

  179. i have a 8 gb pendrive but now when i insert it, it read 2 bytes, pls tell me wat to do

  180. My Transcend 4 GB pen drive is notrecognized in any pc or laptop.. pls help me

  181. when i click on pendrive icon it shows “please insert disc to drive X” plz give me a way to solve this prob .

  182. Hi…..
    I have PNY 4GB Pen Drive.
    But it is not Working.
    In PC no Msg. for USB.

    Other Pen Drive are Working.

    Please Mail Me.

    Thanks.

  183. hi.
    i have 4 gb kingston pen drive and it shows m0 bytes free space and it’nt format in dos too..
    plz send me a soltion for this..

    thanks..

  184. how to boot or install xp via pendrive
    i have not cd drive
    pls help

  185. i have a hp 2gb v165w pendrive. its driver are not getting installed. so i am not able to use it.
    please help

  186. hey frens,
    we own a photo printing lab.
    the problem is whenever i insert a pen drive it says ,usb not recognized n then afta that it says this device can perform faster….
    due to this my data transfer is bcom slow n a tedious process….
    pleasssss help me

  187. hi sir

    im francis from the philippines i haave a problem on my usb drive first the problem is my usb flash drive note recognize and the other day it doenst detect in my computer or even in other internetcafe how can i fix if it no longer been detect and even the message when i plug inmy usb the not recognize it doesnt show now i go to device manager the problemm is 2 usb ports have a problem how can i fix it!!!

    pls help me sir i have my all files on my usb and my thesis save on my usb drive!!!!

    thank you!!

    and good day!!!

  188. I have a sony pendrive 4gb but he don’t formet so please hellp me how to formet……….

  189. I have transend 2 gb pendrive…it is detected on comp as FATA (E:), …but wen try to open it says please insert a disk into drive E: Please me solve this problem

  190. I have a 4 gb kingstone pendrive when i triying to copy past from my pc to to my pendrive it is saying access is dennied n write protected…..wht should i do to fix this problem as iam using windows xp professional has a OS….please help me out n mail me what to do?

  191. First, im running on Windows 7…… When i use my Kingston DataTraveler 8GB (FAT32) it takes approx 2 min. to copy 1GB on it, but when im use my new stick, Kingston Datatraveler 200 64GB (FAT32) it takes about 30 min. to copy 1GB so can someone in here please tell me whats wrong with that Traveler?

  192. while connecting pen drive there is a message “the disk in the drive H is not formatted do u want to format it ” how can i solve this problem with out format the disk

  193. I have bought 32gb kingston pendrive and i’ve got the same sort of problem.When I copy or transfer files to my pen drive, its successfully copied until i unplug it from the computer then the files dissappear only folders that i have created and copied remain.Sometime only two or three file can be open and the rest of the file become corrupted but it shows the correct file size and those file is not readable in other comp and the comp itself from where i copy.Please help me out

  194. Hi
    i have 16GB scandisk pendrive. when i connect the pendrive it shows massage to to ‘Format’,
    but when i click ok to format it shows ‘Pendrive is not unable to format’.
    How can i solve this problem, plz e-mail me fast.

  195. I have bought 32gb kingston pendrive and i’ve got the same sort of problem.When I copy or transfer files to my pen drive, its successfully copied until i unplug it from the computer then the files dissappear only folders that i have created and copied remain.Sometime only two or three file can be open and the rest of the file become corrupted but it shows the correct file size and those file is not readable in other comp and the comp itself from where i copy.

  196. I have 2 gb transcend pen drive.when i try to format it, it is showing error ” the disk is write protected” , pls send me solution urgentely.

  197. I also have the same problem today and after searching half an hour in my computer I got the solution.I 100% believe that this will work.
    1- Open Run
    2- Type devmgmt.msc and click Ok
    3- Device Manager Window will appear. Under Unknown Device List on left 1 “Unknown Device” with a “!” sign will Appear,right click on it Uninstall your Device.
    4- Now Re-enter your device in USB Port & Re-open devmgmt.msc with run.
    5- “Universal Serial Bus controllers” Will be there on left in last. Single Click on “>” like sign on left of it to expand it.
    6- On the last your device name will appear like in my case “v165w” was there.If it is not there selct any “USB mass storage device” option.
    7- Right Click on it And select “Properties” On last.A New window with three tabs will appear(i.e. General,Driver and Details).Click on 2nd tab(i.e. Driver)
    8- Click on “Update Driver” On 2nd left option.A New Window Will Appear,Choose 2nd Option(i.e. Browse my computer for driver software).Now Again Choose 2nd option (Which would be “Let Me Pick from a list of device_ _ _ _ _ _ )
    9- Click Next.Now After 10 Seconds you may open “My Comuter” And See Your Device there.
    Note- This Work On any pen drive or storage device except Mobiles,Iphone,Ipads etc.
    Stll Having Problems?(Of Any Computer Related Problem) Contact ME On my E-mail – manmohanshukla420@gmail.com

  198. i’m using 32 GB Kingston pen drive, whenever i copy any data to it, it shows the data is present but when i try to open that data it doesn’t open. it will show no preview available. same happens with the word documents n all..
    please help me …..

  199. i’m using a 2gb pen drive.i’ve copied some pictures and videos in it and i tried to paste it into another laptop.only 618 mb files are pasted but there is nothing but empty folders present in the pen drive.when i tried properties,it shows 1.29gb used.whats the problem?

  200. I’m using 16 GB Kingston pen drive, whenever i copy any audio/video file, it shows the data is present but when i try to run that in any computer/laptop it doesn’t open.An error has occured.But when I copy the same file in any other Pen drive it works.Please help me asap.

    .

  201. i bought a pendrive before some days. it is work properly but the videos file does n’t read properly. the videos are struggled.plz any ideas to send my Email .

  202. i had bought a 8gb kinston’s pendrive………………but when i attached ..it show memory 0 bytes.!!!!!!!! plz help meeeee………urgantly!!!!! what should i do?

  203. When I inserted my pendrive It shows on the computer but when I try to open it, it says please insert a disk. Anybody can help me please about this problem.

  204. Hi,

    I have a transcend 8 GB pen drive. It worked fine for @months. Now when i formatted it, it is showing the space as 101Mb. I tried multiple times but unable to do it.

    Could any one help me with that..

  205. When I inserted my pendrive It shows on the computer but when I try to open it, it says please insert a disk. Anybody can help me please about this problem.

  206. No. 7 and no. 9 links to the same “Disable data writing on pen drive:”
    and not the Malfunction can anyone help … please

  207. Dear Friend,
    I’m having a 4 GB pen drive and it is not working now. it can be viewed in disk management and shows that it is offline. it worked earlier it asked me to format the drive and windows was unable to complete the format, and hence i have tried it several times.. Now it is not opening in my laptop also. My computer (both) OS is windows 7 professional. while connecting driver is getting installed and shows that the device is ready to use. But not opening in my computer..
    I’m suffering a lot with this issue kindly help and suggest the measure to overcome this problem please…
    (I’ve already referred to the solutions provided by website and no way.)

  208. when i attach my pen drive with my computer & copy something my computer goes very slow

  209. iam having 16 gb transcend pendrive its to slow to copy even in tera copy also, when it was copy the file: the file was not running in other system and the same system also plz tell me how to fix the problem iam using windows xp thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  210. i have a pen derive . its not opening in any computer . it shows that the usb has to be formated
    but i have some important files in it .if i do so most important files will be lost. please send some idea to solve it

  211. i have a problem with my usb derive i bought a new transcend 8gb pen drive when i connected to the computer it detects and instal it but it shows a warning like” The system cannot find the file specified” only one time at first . i cant able to use the pen drive. in the properties of the pen drive the disk shows the used and free space as 0 bytes. please tel some suggestions to fix my problem.

  212. I HAVE SCANDISK 4 GB PEN DIIVE WHEN I CONNECT TO THE PC IT DISPLAY THE DRIVE WITH UNKNOWN ICON & WHEN I OPEN IT DISPLAY ANOTHER PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY USING THIS FILE

  213. Hi,
    I have kingston 1 gb usb. But its not working when i connected to the computer and try to open the usb folder its says that do you want to format the drive when i pressing yes its says that windows cant format the drive. Ive tried softwares and disk managment from control panel and tried to format but it cannot formatting. Plz tell me how to realive the USB. Is that possible or not if the answer is no than what is the reason of no
    Thanks im waiting for ur response

  214. hai I have a 16 GB pen drive ( Kingston make) . But I cannot recover big files when I connect it to another system . But small word files can be recovered.

  215. my pen drive is formatting upto 99% & then displaying the error message that “system can not complete format”.
    i hope that you can send me the proper proceedur to format (re use)

  216. I have pen drive of 1 GB storage capacity.
    it takes only around 300 MB and says, it has to be formatted using NTFS system to use the entire space. when the data is only 300 MB, my car music system recognises and plays the song. whenever i format it using NTFS system, i get the full storage space, but when i connect to the car audio system, it says,”Device cannot be played”. Can u help me on this?
    regards
    madhu

  217. am having 32gb transcend pen drive.when i copy the data to it it ll get copied.but i cant open that file.the file get correpted.plz tel me what to do……

  218. I have 4 GB pen-drive. I store my some important data in it. When i try to open my pen-drive system show but my pen drive not show data . I try to open it lot of time but i fail all the time. I want my Data which i store in my 4 GB pen-drive. System ask to format my pen-drive. If format it i will lost my all important data. How can

  219. Please, I formatted a LexisNexis thumb drive. It stopped half way saying it could not format the drive, but since then, the system has not detected the flash drive. What can I do please

  220. I have two USB flash drives 16GB and 4GB. In my Computer both flash drive was working normally and after that both flash drives i have try insert in friend Computer for copy some data its not detecting and there is no any message appear about USB flah drives. Then i have checked in PC and another computers its not detecting. I need to know why my flash drives are not working. kindly suggest me.

  221. my 8gb hp v210w has some problem. when ever i insert it into the slot, i cant open it, and it shows the error saying “please insert disk into the drive”… to whom should i refer this problem

  222. hi,
    i plug in my ADATA flash disk on my computer , but when i go to open it, i see it is like a short cut, i try to see its property, it shows that space used is zero and free space is zero.
    help me to discover what happened to my Flash disk

  223. dear sir
    I have scen disc pen drive of 32gb now I have problem that when i insert mt pen drive error coming(windows – no disk… exception processing message c00000013 parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c) & all data are corrupted pls help me..
    Thanks

  224. hi,
    i have transcend 2GB pen drive now it is sowing please insert a disk in E: what to do it is not being formatted also .

  225. my kingston pendrive 8GB is coping files from system only 4 GB what should i do , in properties it is showing free space 7.44 GB

  226. when i tried to open my usb flash drive, it gives a message ” drive is not formatted , do you want to format it now”
    but if i clik it shows “windows was unable to complete this format” when i close the window another msg came up “the disk drive can not be formatted”. I noticed one more changes I can’t see the capacity of my drive in formating window.

    I send me the solution on my email

  227. I have a 1gb flash drive, I think I have save some file into this drive, but when I open it there’s nothing, but the usage says 479mb free, and 300 some is used. wondering how can I see those file, or …..file is not hidden at all

  228. i have a 32gb pendrive TRANSEND 2.0 USB, and i am unable to send my 7gb image file of a GAME into it, it shows an error of (DRIVE IS FULL, ENTER NEW DISK).

  229. @Rohit
    I have kingston 4 gb pen drive. when i click on pen drive icon in my computer it shows an error message “K:\ is not accessible incorrect function” where K:\ is denoting pen drive. please help me to solve this problem.

  230. i have adata C803 pendrive . when i plug in my pc ask for format. plz help me , how to repair and recover my file .and how to protect from such error. help imediately. if u know.

  231. I have a 32 GB Kingston Pen drive. I can connected to computer and copy data to Pen drive successfully and open. But unplug the Pen drive from the computer and plug again all the data will disappear and shows empty. Please help me

  232. hey,

    i have moserbaer 4gb pendrive its not formatting some of my collegues said its wrtie protected or ur drive become zero byte

    wht to do now please suggest me

    to do something

  233. I copies some data from my pen drive and disconnected it, when I tried to access it again it is showing error ‘You need to format this drive’ please suggest how can I get my files back.

  234. sir, i have a problem with my p.c .ever my p.c not supported pendrive.normally support pen drive.plz send me a solution on my email id

  235. sir,
    i am using sandisk 16gb sd memory card. i was connected my memory card to the net cafe it was shows that “drive is not formatted format now”. i don’t want format my memory card. so, please tell me how to open my memory card without formatting. because the files which was present my memory card. that was most important to me. please help me

  236. i have a 4 gb kingston pendrive and have around 2 gb important files written to it previously but now i can see only 339 mb files when i enter into it AND SEE THE PROPERTIES
    I HAVE SCANNED IT MANY TIMES BUT A ERROR OCCURS THAT SYSTEM IS UNABLE TO DETECT THE PATH

  237. I have 2gb pendrive. I am unable to see my folders in it (even I selected show hidden folders option). I can see documents but folders I can’t. Please give a solution.

    Thanks

  238. i have a 4gb kingston data traveler.. when i was formatting it power has gone.. now it is not getting formateed to any file system.. can u suggest me a solution please???????

  239. pen drive shows free space=0 &used space=0 but allready i have used 3gb my pen drive is 10GB

  240. hey somebody help me please. my usb pen drive is not opening in my laptop. i dont know wht to do. even it not showing where is that..

  241. Sir,
    My pendrive and system was running correctly but yesterday i installed a pendrive security software and give a key…then i cant copy any items to my pendrives and cant format it.Appear a message like “write protected”.how to remove it.

  242. Dear Sir i have 2 GB pendrive when i insert it in usb port to my computer or other computer
    it show-:
    One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfuntioned and windows does not recognize it for assistance in solving the problem ,cick the message

    please suggest me best steps to recover it

    thanks
    Bhanwar Singh

  243. i have a 4 gb pen-drive. when i insert pen-drive in pc it say to format it…… and when i format it not format and process is continue in many time and it not detected. and show in format box pen-drive capacity only 16 mb. plzzzzzzzz give me solution. i m waiting……………..

  244. i have a 4 gb pen-drive. when i insert pen-drive in pc it say to format it…… and when i format it not format and process is continue in many time and it not detected. and show in format box pen-drive capacity only 16 mb and allocation unit size is show 512kb and file system fat (default) . plzzzzzzzz give me solution. i m waiting……………..

  245. When I insert my pen drive after 20 seconds it shows device driver was not successfully installed and pen drive is not detected I tried your post but again the same message please give a solution.

  246. sir when i use to insert my transcend 8 gb pen drive its show refer to a location that is unavailable its seems like that can u say any idea to recover this i tried it in cmd b↓t i cont asses it pls mail me to recovery because i have lot of important details in that files

  247. I have a moserbaer pendrive of 4 gb and when i paste any stuff on it ,after removing from PC it gones ..

  248. When I insert my pen drive after 5 min it shows device driver was not successfully installed and pen drive is not detected I tried your post but again the same message please give a solution.

  249. Sir, i have a 8GB Sandisk pendrive named- Cruzer Blade. Sir, when i am trying to format it, a message shows-Windows was unable to complete the format.. So plz send any software site or solution to my e-mail address.. Thank you…

  250. hello sir,
    my pd recognized on every computer but it appears and before disappearing shows FAT32 in windows7.In xp pop-ups hardware damage msg. pendrive appears and disappears in 2-3sec. so i m not able to format my pd…….. in xp it shows zero disk space in properties,windows 7 properly shows disk space…….and i don’t hv warranty card with me.it’s a hp v250w 8gb pendrive (steel)……..plzzzz suggest me for the same…… i m worried a lot..

  251. I have 4 gb Kingston pen drive. It is show on computer but when i open it is show error (The disk in drive F is not formatted. do you want to format it now ?). If i format pen drive than show error (window was unable to complete the format.)
    So please tell me about solution of this pen drive.

  252. when data is sent to my pendrive, i am getting a shortcut of removable disc.
    can you fix the problem?

  253. hi, have a problem that my system is not showing removable drives in removable drives list. it shows every drive as generic drive hence I cannot safely remove my pen drives, as well as my external hard disk plz help

  254. I have 16gb usb when I store more than 1gb data it disconnected it saying usb partition is not located I have tried many ways but no one work it also showing 16gb

  255. When I insert my pen drive after 20 seconds it shows device driver was not successfully installed and pen drive is not detected I tried your post but again the same message please give a solution.

  256. once i was used my pen drive in set top box usb port. after that it was asking for recording and media support and myself selected that followed by it was doing formatting. after formatting completed till now i couldn’t use that. in mobile every time of insertion it is asking format. once it completed again asking format. when im using in desktop it is not opening and multiple windows asking for format until remove the pendrive. pls anybody say solution for this.
    Strontium 32gb

  257. My computer had utterly refused to recognize my USB pen drive but after reading this post,I now know where the problem is.Thank you for this very useful information.Will check the registry settings.

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