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Kingston DataTraveler 100/4Gb doesn't show up in "My Computer"

First of all, I'm running a Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit Asus Notebook.

My pen drive (which is FAT32 formatted as the manufacturer suggests, by the way) used to work in the past, but now, without a reason, it stopped "working". I mean, it IS working but it isn't showing up on "My Computer". I've checked the Computer Management > Disk Management and it's there, but I can't Open or Explore it. However, if I order it to mount in a selected folder in my HD (D:/Test) it mounts and show up the files as it used to show!! And I can add/remove files without a problem, but I want it to work as it used to!

When browsing through the Device Manager, I've found a "!" yellow marked simbol under "Portable Devices", called USB Mass Storage Service or something (I can't really remember exactly the name, I'll explain why now). Then I right-clicked it and went to Properties under the General Tab and it was there: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". Then I clicked the dumb "Check for solutions" just to see what I expected: no solution. Then I tried to unninstal it then reinserting the drive to reinstall drivers for it. But then, the name changed to "Microsoft WPD FileSystem Volume Driver". I've tried unninstalling all the usb controlling devices, then restart the pc and waited for the drivers reinstall... but nothing changed.

I've tried system restore too but it didn't work..... (actually the system restore said it got a error by the end of the restore, so it didn't restore anything).

I forgot to mention that I can open other pen drives on my pc, just this one doesn't work. And the problem isn't with the flash drive, 'cause it shows up in Windows XP. (Tried reformating the drive and reinserting it on Windows Vista but didn't work as well).

Please, any clues?

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  • ricardo_fern Jan 24, 2009

    Ok, now I've got all screwed up. I had the "brilliant" idea to put together my working pen drive together with the one mentioned above. Then "poof" the other one stopped showing up too!!!!

  • ricardo_fern Jan 28, 2009

    Problem Solved

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