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USB imation drive 1 gig

HI i use the imation 1 gig swivel pen drive. i primarily use it on my mac OS X and it is formatted to FAT32 so that i can use it on Windows too. but suddenly my pen drive was detected as a removable media on both Vista and on XP but when clicked it asked me "insert the drive". On Mac OS X even worse doesn't detect anything and the LED on the drive works on Windows but nothing happens on mac.

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