Skymedi USB drive is not recognised on my computer
When I insert my Skymedi USB Drive and click on the device, it states that its not accessible. I've tried the memory stick in another computer and it states that it needs to be formatted. Even the data recovery programme doesnt recognise the memory stick. Is there anyway I can retrieve the data that has already been saved on this memory stick?
Re: Skymedi USB drive is not recognised on my computer
I have usb kingston 4 GB data mini traveler, and my problem usb detect skymidi usb drive i dont know skymedi. i don't want if have format,because there are many data which is of important. how is it's solution.
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Iomega portable hard drives connect to your computer through a USB port. When you connect the Iomega hard drive to your computer, it should pop up as an icon in your My Computer folder. If you can't find the icon in your My Computer folder then you probably need to update the driver for the device. Updating this driver is not very hard and can be done automatically from the Windows Device Manager.
Plug your Iomega hard drive into one of your computer's USB port. Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field. Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key. Go down to the bottom of the device manager to the "Universal Serial Bus Controller." Click on the little + (plus) sign to expand it. Look for an entry with a yellow exclamation point and click on it. Click the "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" button and then click the "Next" button. Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished. Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon. Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive. Hope it helps.
When the flash memory USB hard drive device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash or USB hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. NOTE Formating the USB flash drive will delete your data.
Does the drive show in Device Manager? Right click on 'My Computer' and select properties, the open device manager.. Navigate down to Disk Drives or Hard Drives, click on the plus sign and see if your drive is listed. If it is, then right click on the drive name and open properties for the drive. Click on the 'Volumes' tab and hit the 'Populate Button'. It may be the disk just needs initialising, then reformatting before you can use it. If it does need initializing, a wizard should appear to guide you through the process! If this doesn't solve your problem, try using a different USB cable and/or USB ports on your computer, and ensure to unplug all other USB devices other than keyboard & mouse.
DID you tried different USB ports? IF YOU DNT NEED the inside data you can always format it. ..using any usb format tool (DriveKey), or u can even go to administartor tools, device managment, disk managment, locate your flashdrive and format, it will be back to normal state after that.
Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health
Dude I just fixed mine running the SKYMEDI tool version SK6211BA_20080917 on my 8GB kingston datatraveler 100 is hard to get it but you will find it, you need to determine what version of the sw applies to your flash drive, check the SKYMEDI website www.skymedi.com.tw
Open Administrative tools, Computer management applet; under storage, disk management.
You will probably need to partition and reformat. If this drive is used only on XP machines, then format NTFS, otherwise FAT32.