Question about SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard Drive

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Flash Drive Problem

If anyone can offer help on this, I'd be most appreciative.

I am running XP on a Sony VAIO. I have a SimpleTech 512 mb flash drive which has worked well in the past. However, all of a sudden, yesterday when I inserted the flash drive, the PC confirmed the drive was present (E:\), but explorer could not find any files on the drive.

Of relevance in terms of troubleshooting:

1. My other flash drives work OK with this notebook
2. The SimpleTech flash drive works well in all other computers
3. I uninstalled the driver, then put the drive back in the usb port, and it claimed it recognized the drive and ended up with the "ready for use" message...but it still does not show any files being present.

If anyone has any further troubleshooting ideas, I thank them in advance!

Peter G.

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  • petergoode Apr 05, 2008

    I think the problem has to be something within the PC settings, since the drive works fine on other PC's. Thank you for the idea, though.

  • digitalron Sep 03, 2008

    product: SONY VAIO 32GB USB 2.0

    i have a 32gb sony viao usb memory stick usb 2.0.(given to me only).

    when i write files into it, the files get lost or if not, the avi files cannot be played correctly anymore, video files seem to stop after several seconds. i have scanned the memory stick with an updated kaspersky antivirus and it reported the stick to be clean. how can i use the memory stick, or what is the correct way to format this memory stick?

    im using windows xp,

    1. have tried both right-clicking it and selecting format, and running the dos FORMAT command format k: /x /u and still i cannot write files correctly.

    2. i have also tried running the windows xp istaller and tried to erase the partition, and issued the FORMAT command. (didnt work too)

    can u recommend a special software that can fix this problem? help please! waaaah :-((

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click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or

you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box


you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

click start control panel appearance and themes folder options view make sure the hidden folders options is ticked
hope it helps

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SCAN THE DRIVE (FLASH DRIVE) FOR VIRUS, MAY BE SOME VIRUS HAS ALLOTED ATTRIBUTE AS HIDDEN TO ALL FILES, ALSO ENABLE SHOW HIDDEN FILE OPTION IN FOLDER OPTION TO SEE IF U CAN STILL FIND THE FILES ON UR FLASH DRIVE UNLESS SOMEHOW IT HAD BEEN FORMATTED

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