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My DANE-ELEC 8GB pen drive is playing up. it only works about 1 in 5 times. this has happened since i first purchased it(a few months ago), and has happened on every computer(including my laptop) that i've tried to access it on. when it does work, obviously, i can access it from 'My Computer'. In the 'Universal Serial Bus controllers' category(within Device Manager, within computer management), it registers the device as 'USB Mass Storage Device', but when it doesn't work, there is a black exclamation mark on a yellow background(on the icon), and within the device status(within properties) it says 'This device cannot start. (Code 10). this happens on every computer i've tried it on. when i first got it, i tried repeatedly inserting(and removing) it into a USB 1.0 port on my laptop(through fraustration), until i found out that it(the pen drive) was a USB 2.0 device. could this have damaged it in some way? i now have a USB 2.0 cardbus adapter attached to my laptop, but this has made no difference, and all other devices work fine, all the time. i've tried everything from updating the driver, uninstalling and re-installing the driver, assigning a new drive letter, to formatting it, but to no avail. the operating system on one of my computers is Media Center(USB 2.0), and on my other computer(not USB 2.0) and laptop(has a USB 2.0 cardbus adapter), the operating systems are XP SP2...soon after i gave up on my original DANE-ELEC 8GB pen drive, i bought a new one, and that works fine on all USB 2.0 supported computers i've tried to access it on - could my current operating systems or the fact i got an identical(in appearance anyway) pen drive be a problem? can somebody help me?

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Sounds like a corrupted pen drive to me.

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