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My Imation 8gb flash drive does not open in Windows

I have an Imation 8gb flash drive. I ran Mcafee scan on it, once when I attached it to my Vista laptop. Since then Windows Vista does not recognize it when plugged into the usb.
It says 'Please insert a disk into Removable Disk F:'
Ubuntu Linux OS also does not show it as mounted. I can not read or write from the drive.
What should I do?

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  • Douglessd
    Douglessd May 11, 2010

    I you don't have data on the drive you want to keep you could try to format the it? If you only want to use it with windows then NTFS would be the best file system to use. If you want to use linux and windows then you might want to consider Fat32. I think recent versions of Linux will cope with NTFS But I have not tried it. Anyway give it a try and let us know if it helpsl

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SOURCE: vista recognizes the disk but wont open anything

try keying in the address of ur removable disk directly onto ur address bar. if not change ur usb port and try again.

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SOURCE: 'Please insert a disk in to the removable disk drive k"

It's possible that the USB stick has "failed".
Shutdown the computer, and remove the USB stick.
Start the computer, and let Windows fully start-up.
Insert the USB stick, and see if Windows recognizes it.
If not, it is "dead".

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SOURCE: my usb 4gb flash don my computer only reads in a secure K with 1m

See http://www.maxell.eu/FAQ2/FAQ.html

Venture USB contain two partitions - one named 'Public' and the other 'Secure'. Unfortunately we have noticed a compatibility problem between these drives and some computers running Windows Vista. In these cases only one drive is showing in 'My Computer' - usually the 'Secure' drive. As a result you are unable to access the user manuals and software which are in the 'Public' drive and cannot alter the partition sizes to allow access to the entire capacity.

Please follow the below instructions to resolve the problem:

1. Connect the USB to the computer
2. Please unzip and run the attached program
3. After completion please unplug the USB
4. Re-insert the USB to the USB port
5. You should now be able to access both drives.

Please click here to download the program and instructions

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