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Harddrive problem I have a flashdrive that does not work properly,so when i connected it to many other systems, it will just install but when i wanted to open it.It will be complaining insert disc.

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Re: harddrive problem

DDL file's on disc are damanged!It need to change the HDD PIN!I don't think you can do that..Just buy new hdd!

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I have a Sandisk Cruzer Micro and a Sansa Clip+ and i can't get my PC to recognize either one and i have gotten drivers for the flash drive and still nothing. What can I do? Have Win98SE.

I noticed you said windows 98SE if your computer does not have USB 2,0 that may be a large part of your problems. If that is the case and you have a free PCI slot you may want to consider getting a usb card with USB 2.0. It will run alonsid your existing USB ports.

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A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

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Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

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My apologies for the delay in responding. If it were not for another member of the community smartsolve calling my attention, I would have failed seeing this post of yours entirely.

To your concern, a couple of ideas:
  • determine whether it is a jetflash problem or USB port problem of the PC. try a different flashdrive in your PC or try the jetflash in another PC;
  • if you have determined that it is indeed the jetflash that is the concern, pls go to the JetFlash site or specifically to their Download Center, enter the exact model number of your flashdrive. Look for Utilities, Recovery and firmware applicable to your unit.
  • if it is the PC's USB ports that is the issue, pls try to rollback the USB drivers or update the drivers using the manufacturer's drivers instead of the Microsoft installed ones.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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If all else fails check out their user forumns, help topics... post a topic on their forumns.... or just bring it back to the store where you got it with receipt and tell them you want a new one or a different brand

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