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Sandisk cruzer titanium 4.0 GB

I can not access the drives of cruzer titanium. Yesterday, I have installed it, and used it without any problem. Today, I can not access the drives. Whenever I try, Windows (Windows XP Media Center version 2002)gives an error warning as "please insert disk" for accessing to removable drive and "unformatted drive, windows can not read from the disk. disk can be damaged or may use an improper format for windows" when I try to access to the cd drive of cruzer. I do not have any important data in it. what can i do? If I fix it, will it happen again?

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Re: Sandisk cruzer titanium 4.0 GB

May be the USB drive is damged. Try connecting it to another machine. If it works then plug it in to the same port as you have installed it. 

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The Cruzer Micro flash drive either uses a proprietary operating system to function and load its set of utilities that include encryption, etc. or it doesn't... most of them do. Without this intact you drive won't function and be recognized. The Operating System is called U3.

Select this link to download the San Disk format, read/write check utility for your flash drive. It will also report back the need or not for the U3 Launch Pad (to be recognized and run in Windows).

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replace is about the only option.

sorry for the news
good luck

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