Flash drive properties shows zero bytes in both capacity and used area, yet disk space is full blue colour. when i try to format it it says no disk in the drive. Disk management utility shows no partition, nothing dead brown.Power on LED is OK. Is my falsh drive beyond rescue. Should i throw it away?
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Re: flash drive problem
Try this first: Right click my computer, then go to manage, then go to disk management and look for the removable disk (your flash disk) then right click it and try to delete and create partition. then format.
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click start all programs accessories open windows explorer
you will see your drive usually C: unless its a usb it might be another D: E: F: drive right click select properties you will see
how much used and free space you havehope this helps
It sounds like your USB stick has died on you. Unfortunately USB drives are not very durable and these things happen, I've been through at least a dozen now! Try it in another computer and see if it works there. If it does then try updating the USB drivers on your PC.
Assuming you don't have a virus, check the amount of free disk space on your primary hard drive.
START>Computer>C drive>Properties. You need to have at least 15% free to be able to do anything meaningful. If your drive is almost full, you must delete files and then run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter. (START>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup and then Disk Defragmenter) Depending upon the size of your Hard Drive this may take a while.
Make sure that your Virus Protection software is up to date. If you don't have a Virus Checker, try Hitman.com and try the free download.
Your system should perform better now. After you've removed the files and done the Disk Defragmenter, let me know if this solve some of the problem. There are other things we can try, but the Disk nearing capacity is the normal issue.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or if you can see your usb drive but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver or scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall don
Probably caused by a virus or the flash drive is already damaged. But here some option you should try: Test your flash drive on another PC. Try to format the flash drive. Use software tools to repair the flash drive like: pctools for example.
did you partition your hard drive into more than one partition? If so, then did you purposely partition your "C" drive to 17-20 GB? If it's only showing up 17 GB then the other partitions are not formatted yet, or they are formatted to a file format that Windows isn't capable of reading.
because you didn't delete the old partition on the drive before istallation, when you goto install it inspects hdd and find other windows OS's before you setup a fresh install you hvae to get the blue screen to show all space as unpartitioned space then install as you did before