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Ativa 1GB flash drive not recognized by Windows

I've owned this flash drive for a couple of years and it has performed wonderfully. Today I insert the drive into the USB port and get no recognition as a portable drive on my PC or laptop.

Has it just worn out? Another flashdrive inserted into the USB port works as expected.

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  • mdrjl Dec 22, 2008

    used it once and now it will not read data on my pc

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    Go to www.download.com and download repair software.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    mine worked for a week then stopped. I have a lot of improtant info on there. I need to get it working again, don't know what to do.

  • ublaurito3 Mar 31, 2009

    I inserted my 2Gb Ativa Flash Drive, but my pc cant recognize any USB device.I would really appreciate if someone can help me.

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    My 4gb ativa flash drive only worked for less than a week and now none of my computers recognize it. I so angry I've been other flash drivers for years and this is the first time.....

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The flash drive has a fat 32 file system you must change it to a NTFS file system.
Right click on my computer. find the drive in device manager. double click it. go to policies. select optimize for performance. click ok. then go disk management.to format the drive and select ntfs in file system. I hope that helps.

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