Question about Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I (DTI512KR) Hard Drive
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
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)
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
I tried dozens of programs and finally I could fix the but with this one:
sk6201 using the auto-LLF button (low level format)
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
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
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
ALLOCATION UNIT SIZE
DEFAULT ALLOCATION SIZE
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
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
Dude I just fixed mine running the SKYMEDI tool version SK6211BA_20080917 on my 8GB kingston datatraveler 100 is hard to get it but you will find it, you need to determine what version of the sw applies to your flash drive, check the SKYMEDI website www.skymedi.com.tw
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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