When I turn it on it tells me to insert usb line and press the up key to use usbdisk and press down key to low formatting!!!! press other key to bios. What does all this mean? I really need help with this matter. Thanks
Go into your bios, with whatever button it tells you to push. In there, look for anything that resembles Startup... Theres alot of menus I know, just use the arrow key to look through.... Once u see the start up menu, make sure the Harddisk is 1st (or in some bios, it has to be at the top of the list). To do this, there is a legend at the bottom (or top) of the screen that tells you which each computer key does for these menus. Use this, then, once its 1st (or at the top) of the other options, (other options being cd/dvd, usb, floppy, etc, varies computer to computer), push the save and close key (which again, is on the legend). Tell me if this works please>.<
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Sometimes when a flash memory stick fails because it was not removed from the USB port properly. If the device is removed by just pulling it out of the USB port, it can cause the flash device to fail, you must click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Task Bar and select the device you wish to remove and only do so when instructed to do so. When the flash memory device appears to malfunction it maybe possible to restore it by reformatting it. Insert the flash drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Healthy. You need to format the external drive. Format the drive as primary drive and in FAT32. (FAT32 will allow data to be exchanged between MACs and PCs). Insert the external hard drive into the USB port then Click on Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management. Then right click on Disk 1 removable drive and click Format. After the flash drive has been formatted it will indicate that it is Health.
The light flashing when wiggled sounds like your USB connection is intermittent, and your key is made unusable (as if you had pulled it without stopping first) until you reformat it. Try it in another USB port. See if you can tell whether it is the computer side or the key side that is flaky. Could be at the port inside the computer case. Fix or replace whichever is bad.
You can format it in FAT32 .Before formating copy your important matter.
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You might want to format it...If it doen't format as well then it has developed bad sectors..I dont want you to have a brain blast by telling you too much..but let me know whether its formatting or not..