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Hi I have a strange problem to. Suddenly I cannot access my USB memory stick. When I plug it in it is recognized, and the drive letter is assigned to it. But when I try to open or explore it in windows commander I get an error Drive not found & then I tried it in windows explorer the drive letter comes up & when i try to open it, it comes up with Disk is not formatted do you want to format it now. It worked fine before I reformatted my PC I have tried it in my other PC & it will not work there either or on the lap top & it use to work fine on all 3 pc & of cause I put all my data & photos on it I'm using WinXP pro SP2. I did used MSCONFIG to try & diagnose the problem but did not work Anyone have any idea what could cause this, or where else can I get HELP? For I need my info of it. Thanks

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  • Wendy Ferguson Jul 01, 2008

    I update my viruse definition before scanning and disable system restore.
    & there is no difference my USB will still not work


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It looks like the stick needs to be formatted. The file system is probably corrupted and a format should fix it. Also while formatting choose FAT32 as the file system coz it is more reliable and remains intact for a longer period.Let me know if it worked.

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Plz check your pc for viruses. plz update your viruse definition before scanning and disable your system restore.
plz post your findings

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