Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

My Verbatim Store-n-go Flash Drive worked twice and then Windows XP lost it and no thinks that it is a disk drive. When ever I try to open it I am asked to insert a disk. Also the light on the Flashstick doesn't light up anymore.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 177 Answers

Your stick might have become corrupted. Uninstall completely under Add Remove Hardware and re- install

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Remove Write Protection From 3tb Toshiba Canvio


I was using XP and windows 7 with my Toshiba Canvio 3tb external and all the sudden I got a "write protect" message from XP and a "bit error" message from windows 7. After trying all the things I found online such as diskpart chkdsk, and changing the registry key, I decided to look elsewhere for my problem. None of these things worked at all, so I realized that the problem must be with a boot file of the Toshiba external drive. Since my drive is partitioned using exfat instead of NTFS, I hooked it up to my Mac (10.6.4). I opened up disk utility and selected the Toshiba drive. It would not allow me to repair permissions so I went to "verify and repair" instead. I ran it twice. After the second time I could now write to the disk and delete from the disk. I hooked it back up to my pc and it works fine. I lost no files. I still don't know how it happened, but its fixed for now anyway.

Mar 11, 2013 | Toshiba PC Desktops

Tip

How to Bypass Windows Password?


Regarding computer security, the first thing a PC user may think of is to create a strong Windows password to protect unauthorized users. Actually, it is indeed the one of the aspects we usually do to enhance computer security. However, sometimes you may only focus on "strong" so you create a very complex Windows password, neglecting that you are unable to keep the strong password in mind. In that situation, the security measure may bring you a disaster without any benefits. In reality, there are many users suffered this similar matters. Searching in Yahoo Answer, you can find lots of questions concerning how to <a href="http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/bypass-windows-password.html">bypass Windows password</a> without reinstallation if Windows password lost.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bypass Windows Password Option 1:</span><br /><br />If you are a Windows XP user, you can simply restart or start your computer to enter the Windows log-on screen. Then press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and the classic Windows log-on screen will appear. Type administrator in the user name text box and leave the password text box blank, and then hit Enter to log on your computer. This method is only applicable as you don't set a password for the default administrator account.<br /><br />The above easy solution is not effective is your OS is Windows Vista or Windows 7. Unlike Window XP, the administrator account in Windows Vista and 7 is disabled by default. In addition to this bypass Windows password method, some other Windows password recovery options yet are not suitable for lost Windows Vista/7 password. Fortunately, there are 2 common methods allowing you to bypass Windows password in all popular Windows OS.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bypass Windows Password Option 2:</span><br /><br />Whether your OS is Windows 7, Vista or XP, you can use a USB flash drive to create a password reset disk to in case of Windows password lost in a few minutes. With this password reset disk at hand, you can easily change the lost password with the disk. Unluckily, many of PC users is not aware of the importance of creating a password reset disk until they find password lost and cannot log on computer. Of course, some may don't know how to create a Windows password reset disk. If so, you can follow the steps as below:<br /><br />Step 1: Insert a removable media such as a USB flash drive or floppy in computer.<br /><br />Step 2: Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safety, User Accounts in order.<br /><br />Step 3: In the left pane, click Create a password reset disk, and then forgotten password wizard will come up. You can easily create the password reset disk follow the instructions.<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bypass Windows Password Option 3:</span><br /><br />Windows Password Reset is a professionally Windows password reset tool which allows you to bypass Windows password if you are locked out of computer. With this password reset tool, you can easily burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive in any accessible computer firstly, then you can remove your <a href="http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/">lost Windows password</a> with the burned password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive. It is easy to use, no special computer skills. And the whole operation just cost you less than 5 minutes.<br /><br />Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Reset.<br /><br />Step 2: Burn a password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 3: Remove lost Windows password with the burned CD/DVD or USB drive.

on Nov 12, 2010 | PC Desktops

Tip

How to Recover Windows XP Password with Password Reset Disk?


Windows XP not only allows you to set a strong password to protect your computer, but also enables you to create a password reset disk to recover Windows XP password. So if you forgot Windows XP password, it is no need for you to reinstall computer. However, Windows XP has been released for several years and used by majority PC users, but there are still some PC users do not know how to create a password reset disk. Here I will show you how to create and use Windows XP password reset disk to help you to perform Windows XP password recovery.

To create a Windows XP password reset disk, you need to prepare a USB flash drive in advance before you follow the steps to create a password reset disk on Windows XP.

Step 1: Click Start button to select Control Panel.

Step 2: Click User Account on the following Windows screen.

Step 3: Select the User Account you want to create password reset disk for.

Step 4: Click Prevent a forgotten password.

Step 5: The Windows Password reset wizard will come up, Click Next.

Step 6: Insert your USB drive in computer. The next box will say Create a Password Reset Disk and ask you to insert your blank formatted disk in your floppy drive. Click the Next button.

Step 7: Enter your password at the Current User Account Password Box and click Next.

Step 8: Windows XP will create the password reset disk. When the progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Next.

Step 9: Click Finish when the forgotten password wizard box prompts you to do so.

When the Windows XP password reset disk is created, a file named userkey.psw will appear on your USB flash drive. You only need to create a disk for your Windows XP login password once. No matter how many times you change your password, this disk will always allow you to create a new one. Please remember to keep it in a safe location. And when you forget your password, you can use this USB flash drive to recover Windows XP password. Below are the Windows XP password recovery steps.

Step 1: Start your computer to enter the Windows XP log on screen.

Step 2: Type an incorrect password in the Password box, and then press Enter.

Step 3: In the following Logon Failed dialog box, click use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard starts.

Step 4: On the Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard page, click Next.

Step 5: Insert the password reset disk, and then click Next.

Step 6: On the Reset the User Account Password page, type a new password twice.

Step 7: In the Type a new password hint box, type a hint, click Next, then click Finish.

Now your Windows XP password has been reset. You can log on your computer with the new password. And if forget to create a password reset disk, you can still perform Windows XP password recovery with Windows password recovery software like Windows Login Recovery. It can help you recover Windows XP password by burning a bootable CD / DVD or USB flash drive. In addition to perform Windows XP Password recovery, it can also help you recover Windows administrator password, standard user password on Windows 7 / Vista / Server 2008 / 2003, etc.

on Sep 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

8 Answers

How do i reset my windows xp password if i have forgotten it


Forgot Windows XP password? The first thing which you check is whether you forgot windows xp login password or not. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forgot your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you See Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password by using "Reset Disk". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. Or try free program called Ophcrack or Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0.

More detail guide on: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/bypass-xp-password-in-safe-mode.htm

Dec 01, 2011 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

11 Answers

RESET PASSWORD


Windows Password Buster can reset forgotten Windows password.

Aug 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

Tip

Reset Windows XP Password with Three Common Methods


Forgot Windows XP password, don't be worried. It's very common for PC users to lose or forget Windows password as some like to set a rather complicated password. As Windows XP has been used for several years, there are various available methods that can help you to reset Windows XP password.

Method 1: Create a password reset disk to reset Windows XP password

Creating a Windows XP password reset disk is a very easy way to protect yourselves from the possibility of forgetting your password. With it, you can reset Windows XP login password easily and quickly. Don't know how to create one, just follow the instructions as below:

1.Click on Start, Control Panel and User Accounts in order.
2. Select the specified user account you want to create the Windows XP password reset disk for.
3. In the Related Tasks area on the left, click the Prevent a forgotten password.
4. When the Forgotten Password Wizard window appears, click Next.
5. Follow the Forgotten Password Wizard to create your Windows XP password reset disk.

Once you find your Windows XP password is lost or forgotten, just reset Windows XP password with the disk. The Windows XP password reset disk can be repeatedly used to reset password for your computer, so please remember to keep it in a safe place. Otherwise, unauthorized users can log on your computer and get access to the precious data on it. It will be a disaster for you if your privacy is leaked out.

Method 2: Log on as administrator to reset Windows XP password

All Windows XP computers have a special user account named "Administrator" and by default this account is not password protected. If you don't set password for the account or you remember its password, you can log on computer with the administrator account to perform Windows XP password reset.

1. Start the computer.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you see Windows XP login screen.
3. When Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type Administrator in the User name box.
4. Type the administrator password in the password box, and then click OK. Or you can directly click Ok if you don't set password.
5. Click Start > Run > Type control userpasswords2 > click OK.
6. On the Users tab, click the name of the user account that you want to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.
7. Set your new password and click OK on the Reset Password dialog box. And then click OK on user tab.
8. Restart the computer, and then try to log on to Windows again.

Method 3: Burn a USB flash drive to reset Windows XP password

In addition to the two methods above, you can also perform Windows XP password reset with third party Windows password recovery software. It can help you reset Windows XP login password by burning a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Before starting to perform Windows XP password reset with this method, you need to find a computer with optical driver that you can log on. Then, you can follow the below steps to burn a USB flash drive with Windows Login Recovery.

1. Download Windows Login Recovery and install it.
2. Burn the ISO image file on the program to a USB flash drive.
3. Set your locked computer to boot from USB drive.
4. Reset forgotten Windows XP password with the burned USB flash drive.

The above 3 methods are easy for you to reset Windows XP password. Of course, method to perform Windows XP password reset is not limited to the 3 options. There are still other options for you, like using a Windows installation disc to recover Windows XP password. You just find one suits you best to reset your lost Windows XP password.

on Sep 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

New computer with windows 7. old one is xp flash verbatim drive is not recognised.


File Format is the same... should work.... try the USB Ports in the Back... or it maybe a 1.0 Flash Drive that is not supported anymore.

Dec 28, 2009 | PC Desktops

10 Answers

I forgot my adminstrative password for dell dimension 2400 pc (windows xp)


Forgot Windows XP password? The first thing which you check is whether you forgot windows xp login password or not. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forgot your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you See Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys Twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
Windows XP and further versions also provide another method to recover forgotten Password by using "Reset Disk". If you created a Password Reset Disk in past, you can use that disk to reset the password. Or try free program called Ophcrack or Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0.

More detail guide on: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/bypass-xp-password-in-safe-mode.htm

Oct 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Verbatim 250GB External Hard Disk not recognized by PC


Almost always, when a USB drive doesn't assign a drive letter in MY Computer the issue is a Mapped network drive using the drive letter the USB drive is attempting to use.

With the drive connected, open DISK MANAGEMENT find the USB Drive, right click it and assign it an available drive letter.

Jun 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Flash drives


I have on an on-line storage a recovery software program.
It's called Easy Recovery Pro
If this link doesn't work let me know.

Mar 25, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...