Flash drive was working perfectly - removed it to transfer a file to another computer - has now stopped working - led glows faintly whe connected then message says there are no drivers...running on win xp...can i restore it or get files off it somehow???
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Re: flash drive not recognised by computer
The computer should only neede usb drivers, but you should take that computer online, go to the manufacter's website ( of the jumpdrive ) and download the latest drive WITHOUT it connected. Then restart the computer and insert the drive.
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Files on a flash drive canbe corrupted if it is not removed from the USB port properly. Before removing the flash drive click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon andthen click on the flash drive you want to remove and then remove the flashdrive when the computer message says it is Safe to remove. To restore the flash drive to working order you need to format the flash drive,BUT you will lose the data stored on the flash drive. If you need the data on the flash drive these WEB sites may help: - Data and Digital Photo Recovery www.artplus.hr/adapps/eng/dpr.htmwww.CardRecovery.com
Using a USB lead, you shouldn't need a driver or other software. The computer can recognise the camera memory as a removable drive without actually recognising the camera as a camera. Try looking in "My Computer" for an extra drive (Under "Devices with Removable Storage") and opening that. There should be directories with picture files in them that you can drag to your desktop.
Many people find it more convenient to just take the memory card out of the computer and put it in a card reader, especially now that these readers are built into computers and printers. You can't get the pics from the camera's internal memory that way though.
To transfer files from an old computer you can use USB or flash drives, copy the files from your Old Computer to Flash drive, after copying---attach the flash drive to your new computer then copy the files and save it. This is the easiest way to transfer files.
Other way of transferring;
-You can also transfer files by Burning your files into a CD/DVD and copy it to your new computer. -Get your hard disk from the old computer and attached it to your new computer -Or connect/network your two computers.
I recommend USB or Flash drives, the simplest and easy way.
The problem may have been caused by the transfer itself. It could be that there may be an issue with the flash drive you are using. Try using another flash drive. Also be sure to wait for the copy to be fully successful before removing the flash drive.
This story may give you hope. This very same day, I removed my Cruzer Micro unsafely and it stopped being recognized by the computer. I plugged it into another USB port and it did not work. I tried to access it under Ubuntu Linux: I could see the drive but if I click on its icon, I get the message Unable to mount volume, no media.
I tried to reinstall the SanDisk LaunchPad, but it refused to be coaxed because it did not recognize the drive as a SanDisk.
I mourned may drive, but still had hope to recover my data. A google search took me to some data recovery company, that would charge close to 300 dollars. I had no intention of paying that kind of money.
Then, without any particular reason, I plugged the drive in a USB hub that I connected to one of the two ports that failed to recognize the drive. And the miracle happened. Windows recognized it. Was it the presence of the Hub? I don't know.
I made haste to transfer my data to a folder in my computer.
After the transfer I installed the LaunchPad I downlowed from SanDisk. It warned me that my files will be lost. But since I already transferred them, I could not care less.
When I reaccessed the drive, my files were still there. Now my drive works fine: it is recognized by Windows, as well as Ubuntu.
The moral of this story is don't give up easily, and keep trying.
Place the flash drive (mem stick) into the USB port of the computer. Copy the files to it. Remove it from the computer and put it into the USB port of the other computer. Copy the files from the flash drive to the computer hard drive.
The memorystick (flash drive) will show up as another disk in File Manager/Windows Explorer, and disappear when the device is removed.
You cannot transfer already installed games from computer to computer, only the files. The game must be installed from the original CDs in order to function.
Click on the start button, then right click on my computer and select manage. In the computer management panel that opens click on Disk management. In the right hand window find the drive that is labeled as a removable drive, probably disk 2 or 3 depending on how many hard drives you have on your PC and whether you have other componants attached( card readers etc.) Right click the removable drive and select explore.
A new window opens, double click DCIM, then double click 101_PANA. There are your pictures. select them all (ctrl A) and right click then copy (or ctrl C). you can now paste the images into whichever folder you wish to use. just open the folder where you store your photos and click edit and then paste ( or ctrl V).
This doesn't solve your problem of Xp not opening the camera and scanner transfer wizard (I am having the same problem) but will allow you to transfer your photos to your computer.
It sounds as though the problem is with your notebook, rather than the flash drive. Specifically, with the USB port you are plugging it into. If you have another USB on the notebook, try switching between the two, and see if it behaves any differently. Another thing that can cause a problem is if the USB port on your notebook is not USB 2.0. The older ports (as in, an older computer) didn't have nearly the transfer speeds of the newer standard.
Also, are you trying to run multiple USB devices on your notebook at once? That could cause problems as well.
Assuming you are using a Cruzer Micro Drive with U3 Smart, things can be a little confusing because the drive actually shows up as two independent devices. When you insert the drive, there should be two devices showing up in your list of drives. One of them is installed as a CD Rom Drive and the other one is a Removable Drive. If you double click on the CD Rom Drive instead of the Removable Drive and you don't have any U3 applications mapped to the CD Rom Drive, then you'll get an insert disk message because Windows thinks that the CD Rom Drive is empty. Just use the Removable Drive if you want to simply install and transfer files.