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Windows doesnt recognize usb backup drive

When I open a document and want to save it to my usb drive there is no drive letter to send it to. If I run G: the drive will open but I cant copy to it.

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While USB drives are 'hot-pluggable' Windows doesn't always do what is advertised (i.e. Plug and PRAY).  Try leaving the drive plugged in and rebooting the PC, it may find it that way and install a fresh driver for it.

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How to Remove Shortcut Virus on Windows?


Connect the affected USB drive to your computer. When the files on your USB drive have been changed to shortcuts, your files are actually still there in a hidden location. This process will restore the files so that you can see them again.
  • Do not run any of the shortcuts on the USB drive, or you risk spreading the infection.


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Determine the drive letter of the USB drive. You'll need to know the drive letter for the USB drive or memory card that has been affected by the virus. The quickest way to find this is to open the "Computer"/"This PC" window. The drive letter for the USB drive will be listed next to the drive label.
  • Press Win+E to open the window on any version of Windows.
  • Click the Folder button in your taskbar to open the window.
  • Click "Computer" in the Start menu if you're using Windows 7 or Vista.
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Open the Command Prompt. You'll be performing the fix using a few quick Command Prompt commands. The process for opening the Command Prompt varies depending on the version of Windows you are using:
  • Any version - Press Win+R and type "cmd" to launch the Command Prompt.
  • Windows 8 and newer - Right-click the Windows button and select "Command Prompt."
  • Windows 7 and older - Open the Start menu and select "Command Prompt."


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Type .attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*and press? Enter. Replace Xwith your USB drive's letter. For example, if your USB drive's letter is E, typeattrib -h -r -s /s /d E:\*.* and press ? Enter.[1]
  • This will unhide the files, remove any read-only attributes, and remove the shortcuts.
  • The process may take a while to complete, depending on how much data is on the USB drive.
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Open the unnamed folder created on your USB drive. This folder will contain all of the data that was previously hidden by the infection.

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  • It may take a while to copy large amounts of data.
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Right-click on your drive in "Computer"/"This PC" and select "Format." This will open the Format window.
  • The formatting process will completely erase the drive, so make sure that you've copied your data off of it first.
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Uncheck "Quick Format" and click "Start." Unchecking "Quick Format" will scan for and remove the infection on the USB drive. The format process will likely take a while to complete. 26319209-bxzhjmonsmllydp0qa2riq2g-2-44.jpg

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How to create a bootable USB using Vista or Windows 7


Having a bootable USB is very essential, especially if you are a Netbook user. Using bootable USB to install an operating system (OS) not only makes the installation faster, but also saves a DVD.Creating or using an USB drive to install Windows operating systems is very easy if you follow the below mentioned steps.

Here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.

1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.

2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:DISKPART and hit enter.LIST DISK and hit enter.Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive.
4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number), CLEAN, CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY,SELECT PARTITION 1ACTIVE,FORMAT FS=NTFS(Format process may take few seconds),ASSIGN,EXIT.
Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.

6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:

D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.You are done with your bootable USB. You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.

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Hitachi


open the case , take out the drive , attache it to a computer internally ,youll need a cable or borrow you cd's cable, turn drive on in the bios to see drive ,save , boot an let windows load it , now does it come up as a drive letter an can you scan fix it . right clik that letter , properties , scan an fix. now thats assuming the drives have windows compatible sectoring an software that formatted it for your data to hold on it.
if you get an error before you get into windows then the drive has likely died in one of many ways.

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Remove wat could not solve my window is not genuine build 7600 problem give me another aolution


Windows 7 Build 7600 by default will not allow you to do an upgrade install.
This how to will describe the process needed to upgrade from Windows 7 Build 7100 to Windows 7 Build 7600 with out doing a clean install.

Windows 7 Build 7600 by default will not allow you to do an upgrade install.
This how to will describe the process needed to upgrade from Windows 7 Build 7100 to Windows 7 Build 7600 with out doing a clean install.
Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD.
Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build).

Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad
Modify the MinClient build number to a value of 7100.0
Save the file in place with the same name
Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed.
bootable USB guide, here we assume that you are using either Vista or Windows 7 to create a bootable USB.
1. Insert your USB (4GB+ preferable) stick to the system and backup all the data from the USB as we are going to format the USB to make it as bootable.
2. Open elevated Command Prompt. To do this, type in CMD in Start menu search field and hit Ctrl + Shift + Enter. Alternatively, navigate to Start > All programs >Accessories > right click on Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
3. When the Command Prompt opens, enter the following command:
DISKPART and hit enter.
LIST DISK and hit enter.

Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.
4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT

Don't close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.
5. Insert your Windows DVD in the optical drive and note down the drive letter of the optical drive and USB media. Here I use "D" as my optical (DVD) drive letter and "H" as my USB drive letter.
6. Go back to command prompt and execute the following commands:
D:CD BOOT and hit enter. Where "D" is your DVD drive letter.
CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.
BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 H:
(Where "H" is your USB drive letter)

7. Copy Windows DVD contents to USB.
You are done with your bootable USB.

You can now use this bootable USB as bootable DVD on any computer that comes with USB boot feature (most of the current motherboards support this feature).
Note that this bootable USB guide will not work if you are trying to make a bootable USB on XP computer.




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save the history to a usb drive in case you have computer failure

Plug the flash drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.

Wait for Windows to recognize the system.


Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration.


Open the drive on your computer.

Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using


Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it.


Transfer files to the flash drive.

Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.


Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive.

Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.


Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."

Close the windows and directory locations when finished.


Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option.


Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.


Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive.

Close the windows and files when finished


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Open Widows Explorer.
Click on My Computer.
All the drives are now listed.
The drive letter for your USB drive should be obvious but if not try removing drive and observe changes to drive descriptions.
Having located drive you can right click on it if you like and create folders within it.
Now when you 'save as' you can specify this particular drive letter and choose any folder within. Alternatively you can simply drag and drop from any other drive.

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While USB drives are 'hot-pluggable' Windows doesn't always do what is advertised (i.e. Plug and PRAY). Try leaving the drive plugged in and rebooting the PC, it may find it that way and install a fresh driver for it.

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