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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I bought new Transcend 4GB pen drive. The drive works for first few times (3 to 4) after which the pen drive stops functioning. When I replug the device PC freezes, upon removing the pen drive PC works fine.

    I could not even format the drive, I have replaced the pen drive as it was in warranty and got a new drive. Still the same problem, the drive works perfectly fine for first few times then stops working. 

    As of now I have replaced the pen drive 4 times and got new ones, but the problem does not seem be be fixed.

    Once the pen drive corrupts, it does not work in other PCs as well. I scanned my PC for virus, but none deducted.

    Now my system does not detects the drive, neither able to scan the drive, nor able to format the drive. Also does not work in other PCs as well.

  • Sebastian Salgado May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by "stop functioning"?
    Please, be more specific describing the problem


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