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Problem with flash drive


I'm having a problem with my flashdrive. When i connect it to my pc it picks it up but where it shows its connected a message pops up saying hardware not installed properly. Prevouisly the flash drive was working fine.

I woluld like to know is it the flash drive which isn't working or is a driver problem that has occured and how can i fix it.

Thanx Darren

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Re: Problem with flash drive

Try to plug it by your friend PC if it is working will the possibility problem was on your PC. But when you experiencing the same problem your flash drive was absolutely damage.

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