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U3 launch pad error

I have a problem with my pendrive.It shows error as follows.
"An error has occured while initializing U3 launchpad: Drive J is unavailable or unformatted.U3 launchpad will close now.Please format the drive,disconnect the U3 device and try again."
If any one is having the solution for that...plz mail to thatinaresh@gmail.com.. i am very thankfull to u.......in advance....

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  • Gaiksin Apr 12, 2008

    I have same problem as above

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    This is stupid, but while reformatting y computer, some dumby forgot to eject the u3 drive. Now it is reading as 700mb (its a 2gb drive) and it is saying it is unformatted. what do i do?

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • hotwire747 Oct 09, 2008

    I have the 4GB Sandisk Cruzer micro SDCZ6-4096RB with U3 Smart Drive. I used it on windows Vista just once and it has been Unusable since. I tried to find a fix on the Sandisk web site but my search was unsuccessful. My error reads as follows: "An error has occurred while initializing U3 Launchpad: Drive G is unavailable or un-formatted. Please format the drive, remove and re-insert the U3 smart drive and try again". This stick is less than a week old. I've already loaded it up with back-up files from a computer I am rebuilding for a customer and now I have to find a way to access it in-order to retrieve the data. This is not good. Please help us find a solution. It seems to me that Sandisk should be working on this.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    ditto

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    U3 USB not working

  • divyajyothi Nov 18, 2008

    An error has occured while initialixing U3 Launchpad: Drive F is unavailable or unformatted.Please format the drive, remove and re-insert the U3 smart drive and try again.

  • hussainsf Jan 27, 2009

    An error has occurred while initializing U3 Launchpad: Drive E is
    unavailable or un-formatted. Please format the drive, remove and
    re-insert the U3 smart drive and try again....when try to format the drive! get another massage stating that the drive is not accessable.... is there any answer to the issue !!???
    thanks in advance


  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    i tried to copy some files (Toshiba programs) to my u3 and after that

    an error happend the windows couldn't copy it

    and now if want to open it , i will open for 3 seconds or 4 after that you can't do any thing





    please help me and i'll give you what you want

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Download Gparted disk partion tool, use the bootable ISO burn disk. Now boot PC with gparted and on the desktop is a icon for mounting usb drives, use this to mount the usb stick.Follow the instructions, when asked to install gparted on disk exit window by using "q+enter" key.
Now start the partion tool and mount usb drive and partion and format.
An alternative method is to use the partion tool found in most linux distributions such as in puppy or mepis.

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My computer was worked on recently and now it will not allow my San Disk Cruzer USB Flash Drives with U3 security to load. The error code says" U3 Launchpad will not launch due to missing one of its c


Repair a U3 Flash Drive U3 Smart Drives are USB flash drives from SanDisk preloaded with smart applications that run directly from the drive. With smart applications such as Firefox and Skype installed, users can run these applications on Windows computer without installing and setting the applications up on the computer itself. According to the SanDisk website, it is possible for the file system on U3 flash drives to become corrupt or for other disk errors to occur. SanDisk provides two possible solutions for repairing a U3 Smart Drive that prompts an error message or is unresponsive when plugged into a computer. b> Repair File System on Drive that Prompts Error Message b> Launch Windows Explorer by clicking on the "My Computer" or "Computer" icon on the desktop. Right-click on the drive letter for the U3 Smart Drive. Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu that appears. Click the "Tools" tab in the Properties window that opens and click "Check Now." Check the check boxes next to "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" listed under Check Disk options. Click "Start" to repair the file system on the U3 Smart Drive. Once the Check Disk procedures are complete, check to see of the drive is working properly. b> Repair Unresponsive Drive b> Plug the U3 Smart Drive into a different Windows computer. If the drive works on the computer, proceed to the following steps. If the drive is unresponsive on other computers, it is malfunctioning and should be returned to SanDisk or the place of purchase. Disable password protection on the U3 Smart Drive by clicking "Disable Security" in the U3 Launchpad window and entering your password to confirm. This may allow the drive to be accessed on the original computer. Update the U3 Launchpad software. Click "Status & Settings" in the Launchpad window and choose "U3 Launchpad Settings" and "Check for Software Updates." Allow the system to check for updates and follow the provided steps to update the software if an update is found. Eject the U3 Smart Drive by clicking on the "U3" icon in the system tray and selecting "Eject." Plug the drive into the original computer to see if it's working.


Remove U3 From a Cruzer Micro Drive b> USB flash drives (thumb drives) offer people a portable, high-capacity alternative to carrying floppy disks and emailing files to themselves. Some drives include a software suite with features that include quick navigation and other functions. U3 makes a software suite that offers navigation and software installation functions. For some, this software is useful, and for others, it's a nuisance. Removing the U3 software from your Cruzer requires bit of effort and some technical know-how. Insert the drive into the USB port of your computer. Back up any important data on the drive at this time. Open the U3 software manually if it does not automatically launch. Click the "Settings" option, which is displayed on the right side of the menu, second from the top. A context menu will pop out; select the "U3 Launchpad Settings" option from the context menu. Click on the "Uninstall" tab located on the left side of the "U3 Launchpad Settings" menu. It is the second tab from the bottom. If you do not see the "Uninstall" tab, go back to the first page and click "Help and Support." The "Uninstall" option will be displayed prominently in the "Help and Support" menu. Close any other open windows or running programs. An "Uninstall U3 Launchpad" button will be displayed in the "Uninstall" menu. Click it to uninstall the software from your device. The area on the drive where the U3 software is stored will be rendered blank. Stop the device by clicking or right-clicking on the device's icon in your system tray. A context menu will pop up and display the option "Safely Remove Hardware." Click that box to "stop" your USB device for safe removal. Remove your drive and then reinsert it to check that the U3 software has been uninstalled. If it has, your device is now ready for use. If it has not, repeat Steps again. If the Uninstall utility is not available on your drive, or the previous steps did not delete the software, download the appropriate uninstall software for your computer (.dmg format for MAC and .exe for PC; see Resources for links). http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/cruzer-utility-mac.dmg Follow the steps provided when running the utilities to remove the U3 software.


b>Get Rid of U3 SanDisk Program b> SanDisk is a company that manufactures flash storage devices. Most flash drives do not come with any extra software installed. However, SanDisk drives come with U3 Launchpad software. This software provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to access different areas of the file system. It resembles the Start menu of the Windows operating system. You may, however, not want the U3 Launchpad installed because it automatically launches every time you plug your drive in. You can remove this software without the use of any third-party application.

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2550 Insert your SanDisk flash drive into the USB port of your computer. Allow the computer a moment to recognize the drive. Click the U3 icon in the system tray. The system tray can be found in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Click on "Settings" located in the right-hand column of the U3 Launchpad. Then select "U3 Launchpad Settings." Click the "Uninstall" link on the left side of the window. This should be second to last button displayed. Click the "Uninstall U3 Launchpad" button that will appear in the middle of the screen. Click "Next" to continue. Click "Yes" when asked whether you want to restore the data after the U3 Launchpad is removed. Clicking yes will allow you to save your data. If you click "No," all of your existing data will be deleted. Click the "Format" button. Hope this helps. If all of this fails Contact scan disk http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/contact-us.aspx

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Launchpad installer


If you are using Windows and have not formatted the drive or otherwise tampered with it.

Open the Windows explorer.
Plug the device in a USB port and wait for the computer to recognize it. After it is recognized the Windows Explorer will show two additional icons, one of them a CD-ROM.
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Click the icon with the CD-ROM, and it will execute the U3 operating system. A small yellow icon with a U3 label will appear on the task bar. Right-click the icon on task bar and select the "Open U3 Launchpad". Point to the Settings button on the right side.
Right click that button and select the U3 LaunchPad settings

In the window that pop up point to "Autorun" button and click it.
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Click the button that will say Enable.
After that it will launch automatically whenever the device is recognized by a computer.

If the U3 launchPad is missing from the device you can download it from the SanDisk site. Here is the link. Download it and install it on your computer. Note:It does not launch on MacProducts or Linux.

Aug 19, 2010 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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My cruzer does not have the launch u3 option for some reason


If you are using Windows.
Open the Windows explorer.
Plug the device in a USB port and wait for the computer to recognize it. After it is recognized the Windows Explorer will show two additional icons, one of them a CD-ROM.
a06189e.jpg
Click the icon with the CD-ROM, and it will execute the U3 operating system. A small yellow icon with a U3 label will appear on the task bar. Right-click the icon on task bar and select the "Open U3 Launchpad". Point to the Settings button on the right side.
Right click that button and select the U3 LaunchPad settings

In the window that pop up point to "Autorun" button and click it.
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Click the button that will say Enable.
After that it will launch automatically whenever the device is recognized by a computer.

If the U3 launchPad is missing from the device you can download it from the SanDisk site. Here is the link. Download it and install it on your computer. Note:It does not launch on MacProducts or Linux.

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Hello - computer recognizes the Cruzer sandisk however it won't open or run LaunchU3.


If you are using Windows.
Open the Windows explorer.
Plug the device in a USB port and wait for the computer to recognize it. After it is recognized the Windows Explorer will show two additional icons, one of them a CD-ROM.
a06189e.jpg
Click the icon with the CD-ROM, and it will execute the U3 operating system. A small yellow icon with a U3 label will appear on the task bar. Right-click the icon on task bar and select the "Open U3 Launchpad". Point to the Settings button on the right side.
Right click that button and select the U3 LaunchPad settings

In the window that pop up point to "Autorun" button and click it.
949c013.jpg

Click the button that will say Enable.
After that it will launch automatically whenever the device is recognized by a computer.

If the U3 launchPad is missing from the device you can download it from the SanDisk site. Here is the link. Download it and install it on your computer. Note:It does not launch on MacProducts or Linux.

May 20, 2010 | SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB 2.0 Flash...

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I can not format it


How do I uninstall U3 from my flash drive Most U3 smart drives come with an uninstall utility that converts the U3 smart drive into a regular USB flash drive. This utility can be accessed from the U3 Launchpad. Open the U3 Launchpad and click on Settings, then select U3 Launchpad Settings and click on the Uninstall tab. Some devices have a link to the Uninstall utility under Help and Support.
If you can not find the uninstall utility on your U3 smart drive you can download it from the following locations:
Remove U3
U3 removal tool for MAC

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SanDisk Error


try removing the launch pad program,

this can be done thru the software available from the sandisk HERE
You can get it back again if you want.

after you have removed the launchpad, the data will still be there in teh disk.

try inserting it again thru windows without launchpad, if it still shows error then there is no other way you have to format it... but if it works,, restore the data and then install launchpad with this software if you want.

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Error occurred while initializing U3 Launchpad


Your SanDisk Cruzer® Micro SDCZ6-2048 (2 GB) USB 2.0" may be giving problem due to the internal errors.
Therefore 2 GB card may be scaned through anti virus, if problem repeats then format ur card from the computer.

Jan 23, 2008 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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