I have an integral 4gb pen drive that I used to store data on. My laptop (uses windows xp) froze and nothing could be down to unfreeze it so I had to removal the battery etc and restart it. When I went to access the pen drive all the data that was stored on it was missing. If I view the properties for the disc it shows no free space and no used space available. I also get a message asking me to insert a disk into drive f. I took it to PC World and another place that does repairs and both places say that the drive has been "burned" and al data lost. PC World used another couple of programmes and attempted to access the files from my laptops recycle bin (I had stupidly tidied up my trash - yes I know that was silly but that is what women do!!!!)but I could only recover about 10 files, the rest were unreadable. PLEASE can anyone help me - the work on the disk has been done over the last few years and is essential for my work - can anyone tell me if I am chasing a lost cause here or is there some way that the files could be salvaged on my pen dirve!!!!!!!!!
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert who has answered 20 questions.
An expert that has over 10 points.
An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.
Re: LOST DATA ON PEN DRIVE
Its a bad situation to be in, The flash drives once seen as 0 space by computer can never be recovered.with the files in tact... atleast not by normal means. . . . You have rely wholly on the technicians in this case.... they might have some special H?W or S/W that might get you out of the situation
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Its very difficult to install windows 7 if you are not having a DVD drive, Especially when you are planning to upgrade your windows xp system you would like to see how vista looks. So you need to install it and see.Requirements: USB pen drive 4GB or more Windows 7 DVD Step 1: Download HP USB storage format tool fromhere and install on your computer. Step 2: Once you finish installation, double click on HP USB storage format tool and format your pen drive in NTFS For this, select NTFS from File system option and Check quick format option and click on start.
While doing the format the data stored on your Pendrive will be lost. You keep a back if needed. Press YES on the warning message
Once the format finished you will get a message with the details and Click on OK
Now insert Windows 7 DVD in to DVD Drive and go to command prompt. For that go to start -> RUN and type CMD and press enter or OK
You will see the command prompt with black back ground Now you need to change the directory to your DVD drive where you put the windows vista DVD. For that type G: and press enter (here I am using G because in my system DVD drive letter is G. So you need to check your DVD drive letter and type accordingly) So the directory will change to G:> Now type cd boot and press enter Now the interface will be like G:boot> Then type bootsect.exe /nt60 h: (where h is the drive letter of your pen drive) Now you will get a successful message like below
Now you can close the command prompt and copy all the contents from the windows 7 DVD to the pen drive
It will start copying now
Once it’s finished, you need to restart your pc and access the bios of your system and make first boot device as USB pen drive. That’s it, now you can see installation starts from the USB pen drive.
If you have purchased your pen drive under warranty and it is still under warranty then replace it as early as possible because your pen drive will be totally damaged after some time Because every pen drive has a media on which it stores data , problem like this occurs only when media is low and it will not work after some time.So my advise is just replace the device as fast as possible.
try a different usb slot ..if that doesnt works then it sounds like your pen drive is damaged .. that can happen in several ways .. if you carry it around with you, make sure the cap is on ... it can get static zapped otherwise .. also the gold fingers inside can get dirty .. another way the drives are damaged is to remove them while data is still being written to the drive ... wait until the light is no longer flashing before removing .. if you are using win98 or winMe .. then make sure you turn off the device before removing ..
I used the program before, it helped me recover my files from pen drive. If it does not work, you may try quick format the pen drive and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover again your files.
your problem is how to use pen drive
PEN DRIVE WITH DATA CAN BE INSERTED INTO AVAILABLE TYPE OF USB PORTS ON YOUR COMPUTER .
THE SYMBOL OF THE PEN DRIVE APPEARS ON YOUR MY COMPUTERB WINDOW .RGT CLICK .OPEN.Product Description The Sandisk Cruzer Mini is a truly portable, truly useful pocket size data storage device that happens to look cool as well. Its stylish, diminutive design can be slipped into a pocket or purse for easy transport or data files, image files, video and audio, between home or office and virtually anywhere else. Fully compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Mac OS 9.1+, OS X v.10.1.2+
Your pendrive is affected virus and do the format both pen drives and first cheak with your usb port also once and when you are pushing the pen drive in the pc should be smoth dont press just push some times light is appear but data cabe is not connected to pc