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512MB KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER BECOMES SKYMEDI USB DRIVE USB DEVICE..PLS HELP

When i connect the flash drive into my PC it shows the name of flash drive is SKYMEDI not KINGSTON product name..i don't know how it becomes a SKYMEDI USB drive..as of now i can't use the device because i don't know what to do when i'm trying to format the disk it says.."No disk in Drive E..Insert a disk and try again.." and also says "the disk cannot be formatted" but way back year 2007 im using this device but now, i can't use it anymore..pls help me..im willing to wait your reply ASAP to solve this kind of problem..thanx inadvance

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  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    get the same today

  • imunoalergia Jul 10, 2008

    My 8GB gets the same bug today

  • marcosF Aug 23, 2008

    same problem with a 1GB data traveller. Today, I have contacted the support service at kingston:



    Problem Desc.:
    I inserted it an a new driver was installed: SKYMEDI
    after this, I cannot access the pendrive, and I cannot format it. It is shown as a zero byte pendrive.

    How long has this part worked?:
    1-2 years

    Have you tried replacing this part?:


    What troubleshooting have you tried?:
    I tried to recover the information using several tools
    I tried to format it from windows and from msdos
    I tried to format it with a low level formatting tool.
    I cannot do anything, because the PC cannot access the pendrive

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • joe_cgp Nov 24, 2008

    im have 4gb kingstone DT100, this usb deteck on computer as SKYMEDI USB & canot used..

    please the solution

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    i have 4gb usb KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER BECOMES SKYMEDI USB DRIVE USB DEVICE..PLS HELP problem

  • atif563 Dec 29, 2008

    plz mail at this id# atif563@gmail.com

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    i used my Kingston 4GB usb drive for almost a year now i found out that it is being detected a SKYMEDI USB device..



    How the hell did that happen?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Hi, I have same problem. 16GB Kingston was changed to SKYMEDI USB DRIVE. One evening i have seen the movie from usb disk and i have correctly switch off my computer. At the morning when I switched the computer on USB was inacessible.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    i have the same problem with my usb flash kingston 4G
    it happen since my friend unplugged it with force
    since then it just recognize but inaccessible
    i try to format but it doesn't work
    i have try some solution above but it doesn't work either

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I think that I have a similar problem (and a potential solution)

1. My thumb drive is 4GB "super talent", and I have used it for about 2years

2. Suddenly, it show up as "REMOVABLE" SKYMEDI USB DEVICE (!)

3. I tried "google" for answer... and did not get further

4. Finally, I righ click on "my computer" -> select "manage" the "computer management" MMC windows open

4.1 I tried the "Disk Management" and it still can not connect to it

4.2 I clicked on "Removable Storage" ... and then I "SKYMEDI..."

4.3. I righ click on the device and select "Task" -> "Free" (thinking ... what can be worst!)

4.4 ... sunddenly ... I see my drive back ... with everything on it....


I hope that this help (... I am guessing that the "removable storage" manager locked this device somehow)

Regards

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    hoangledat_q Jul 26, 2012

    Thank you very much!

  • hoangledat_q
    hoangledat_q Jul 26, 2012

    Thank you very much!

  • archangelicf
    archangelicf Oct 22, 2012

    Nothing happens.... still SKYMEDI and still untouchable

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I tried dozens of programs and finally I could fix the but with this one:
http://rs263.rapidshare.com/files/81282720/6201.rar
sk6201 using the auto-LLF button (low level format)

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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For the guy with PQI drive.

I had this same problem, with an intelligent stick i810.

I gave up for a few weeks, but today I tried my luck with some apps i hadn't tried before.

I FOUND THE SOLUTION at last.

I used SK6281_PDT_20080409.exe for low level format. (other versions of SK6281 did not work at all, nor did 6201 or 6211). After that i could format using the xp format tool (fat32).

the link: http://flashboot.ru/index.php?name=Files&op=view_file&lid=139#139

(or just search for skymedi at flashboot.ru)

Very happy :D

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Hi folks, ok, happened to me and now I hope I can help. I have a 8gb Data Traveler. I contacted Kensington after reading this and several other posts. Does not look like a real answer yet to recover the drive. But, Kensington said they recognise the drive as a faulty unit and will replace it. Contact them and get a new drive at least. These things are not cheap. They will ask for the number on the side somewhere. So get a magnifier and write it down. All they said really to recover the drive was to try and download some recovery software and see if I can save my files. So I am working on that. I will let you know if I find one that works. I tend to think my files are lost. Good thing I did back up most of it. Just not in the last few months. GOOD LESSON: SAVE MORE THAN ONE COPY IN OTHER PLACES OR DRIVES AND DO IT EVERY MONTH OR MORE!!!

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

  • babznme Jun 20, 2014

    ok found Easeus software. I have used it on bad flash drives that would not read and on hard drives that were formatted. Until a drive is written on again you can still find the files on it. Easeus! Thank you!

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My 2gb kingston flesh was running very good suddenly it stoped nd showd removable disk when i tried to formate it itshowed RAW files system nd then an error occoured pls help me im very worried pls tell me at noumannomi29@yahoo.com

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  • noumannomi29 Jan 15, 2011

    pls help me pls pls

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I have the same problem with my 4 GB Kingston

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

Me too i have the same problem i have a PQI Intelligent Drive i810plus..


when i insert my PQI usb it say SKYMEDI UBS

how can i repair this problem.. plz help...

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

Me kingston 8gb have the same problem, somebody help me

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Me too, is this a virus?

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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2GB KINGSTON USB DATA
2 DAYS AGO WORK BUT TODAY NOT WORK HELP
IM CLICK OPEN BUT ANSWER
(1)..DISK IS NOT FORMATED
THE DISK IN DRIVE I IS NOT FORMATED. DO YOU WANT
TO FORMAT IT NOW? IM CLICK YES
(2)FORMAT REMOVABLE DISK I
CAPACITY
1.86GB
FILE SYSTEM
FAT 32
ALLOCATION UNIT SIZE
DEFAULT ALLOCATION SIZE
VOLUME LABLE
EMPTY
QUICK FORMAT
IM CLICK OK
(3) FORMAT REMOVABLE DISK I
WARNING, FORMATTING WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON THIS
DISK. TO FORMAT THE DISK , IM CLICK OK
(4) FORMATTING REMOVABLE DISK I
THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED.
(5) THE DISK IN DRIVE I CANNOT BE FORMATED

PLEASE THIS PROBLEM SOLUTION
SEND AFZALJOKHIO1985@YAHOO.COM

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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