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USB Flash Drive Problem

When i plug in my usb and try to acces it it comes up please insert a disk into disk g. Then sometimes the files on my usb may come up but then i try to access them i cant. I keep getting the same message. Also my usb does not glow like it used to. There are important school files on my usb. If it is broken can u recommend a way to salvage these files. Please help.

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  • phill15 Mar 13, 2008

    yeah tryed that mate it still says the same thing. Please insert disk into removable disk g.

  • phill15 Mar 13, 2008

    yeh guys i've tryed to copy the files. Even trying to make a backup . It says that it cannot access this disk. Should i try a computer repair place or digital camera place. Cause i really need the files.

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Well, your usb flash drive may come to its end of life.. well, if theres a chance that you can access your files, better make a copy out of it, for your back up. and if you could make a back up copy of your usb flash drive, try to format your flash drive and observe if the same problem will come out, if so, well your usb flash drive may be already damage.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

  • renato ferraren Mar 13, 2008

    well in your case, you should go to a computer repair shop, because it is a usb flash drive, its considered as a computer accessory. well digital camera shops only repairs camera and other media cards which cameras used.

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Instead of trying to access them when they do come up, try shifting them or making a backup.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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