I am having a problem with my sandisk 2.0gb flashdrive. I put it in my USB port and my pc recognizes it and everything, it is lit, etc. However when I go to my computer and double click on my h drive and it comes back that the h drive is not accessible and the semaphore timeout period has expired. Any suggestions on how I can get my files off of the drive? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Re: Sandisk 2.0 GB
Right click on the h drive (or what ever the drive for your flash drive you get....right click on it and go to open with...select open with explorer...you will be able to see the files and will be able to retive it.... :-)
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Usually, it comes formatted. However, you can re-format it (e.g. on a PC or Mac) using the usual disk format utilities, if you don't need any special/specific (SDHC) format features.
For instance, on a PC ... insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port. It will show up as a (storage) device on your "My Computer" window. Highlight that icon ... (put the cursor over it) ... and put your cursor on the FILE (menu) tab and click on it. It will display a drop-down menu with "Format" on it.
Click on the "Format" and it will guide you through the formatting process.
On a Mac, when you insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port, it will show up as a device on your desktop. You can use the "Disk Utilities" software (usually in the Applications - Utilities folder), to format it.
Sometimes windows XP doesn't install the driver to recognize your USB ports. For example, a fresh install of XP does not contain any driver for sound or graphics. The best way is to update your windows XP up to Service Pack 3 by installing SP1 and SP2... etc, it will take a looooooooong time, but your PC would be better.
To check whether or not you have any USB drivers install just go to control panel and then device manager. Look for Universal Serial Bus (USB)
hi turn off your pc put the card into the usb then turn on your pc let the pc find the drives for it and load on if this dose not work try the same in another usb port ok
if it works you must format the 1 gig stick befor you use it
ok hope this helps
unfortunately the files cannot be recovered immediately, macs a are compatible with PC flash drives but not the other way around. you need to format the disk. go to start>my computer> then right click on the flash drive and then left click on format, then click ok. when it is done bring the flash drive back to the mac and put the files back on. now try putting the flash drive into the pc again