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Malfunctioning flash drive

Can anyone please help me retrieve my files from my flash drive? i simply pulled it out after shutting down my pc. my pc was totally shut down when i pulled my usb flash drive out. please help me.

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  • romymjrose06 Jul 30, 2008

    thanks geokohler, this is just an additional info regarding my problem. every time i insert my flash drive, my computer doesn't recognize it anymore. and the light stops blinking.

  • romymjrose06 Jul 31, 2008

    thanks geokohler, but i'm not using memory card, i'm having problem with my USB FLASH DRIVE. and the problem is, i can't send you the exact brand name or model. it vanished already. one thing i remember it has something MINI PEN DRIVE (something like that... sorry)

  • dakriwzrd11 Nov 20, 2008

    my usb stopped working when i tried to install a program

  • outback_oz Mar 15, 2009

    My flash drive (8GB Sandisk Micro) has stopped functioning. Basically I plug it in and get no lights and the computer doesn't recognise it. It has ALL my photos of my precious daughter on it :( If the computer can't recognise it I don't see how recovery software might help. I have pulled it open and all solders appear to be fine, though the drive is getting really hot when plugged in, for even just a short time (less than 1min)

  • awyas Apr 07, 2009

    I am having the same problem, but I cannot figure out what George's email address is.




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I have special data recovery software just for this purpose. Send me an E-mail and I will send it to you as an attachment. Also send me you number and I will call you for free to teach you how to install the software and retrieve your files. I know where you are coming from I lost 2 gig sd full of mp'3 before I found this software. I wound up just reformatting it and it worked fine, but I lost all my stuff. I wish I had someone to teach me what I had to learn the hard way. Anyway, do NOT format the Flashdrive! I will get your stuff back for you.
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Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    George Kohler Jul 30, 2008

    Have you tried plugging the memory card into an external USB card reader? If not try that, you can pick one up online for less then 10 dollars. Is it the only card you are having problems with? Have you tried reading other cards in your computers card reader? The card reader in you computer may have failed or the drivers for the card reader may be corrupted. If you have a nother flash card try to read it with your computers card reader and let me know if it works.

    I need the exact make and model number of your computer and the tpye and size of your flash card. I will find a link for you where you can download and install new updated drivers for the card reader in your computer. I think your readers drivers may be corrupted. The new drivers will fix this for you if this is the case. You can also buy an external USB reader and try that. Whatever you do do not try to reformat the flash drive or we will not be able to get your files back. Don't worry, I will get this fixed for you. Get back to me with all the info I need. Hope to here from you soon.



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