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Usb (flash disk)

Later on i used my usb to same files from a friend laptop then when i went to my computer my flash disk wasent showing in my computer pliz can help me

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Okay this can be caused by anything as simple as a bad connection. First find the USB port that you normally use for your device. Next plug the device in on another USB port on the OTHER sideo of the computer. See if it comes up. If it dosen't try attaching it to another computer to see if it works. If it dosen't tell me and I will begin troubleshooting with you.


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Step by step how to use your usb flash drive?

Steps for connecting your USB Flash Drive

Step 1: Take off the cap and insert your flash key into the USB port. The USB port is usually located on your CPU tower (just below where you insert your floppy disk or CD. There will be a symbol that looks like a 'sideways cactus.' See picture.
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Note : Some computers will have the USB port located on the back of the CPU Tower.

Step 2: Next, you can double-click on "My Computer" on your desktop or hold down the "Flag" key and the letter "E" at the same time (the "flag" key is located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard, see picture). This will open up "My Computer".

Step 3: Once you open up "My Computer" to open your flash key, you will need to double-click on it, which at your home computer will either be the E:, F:, or G: drive.

The reason for why the drive letter might differ, is that your flash key is a "removable" storage so it assigns the next available drive letter. Also, once you insert your flash key in again, the F: drive will change its name to PKBACK, or Removable Disk, or even to the brand name of the flash key such as "Kingston".

Steps for disconnecting your USB Flash Key

Step 1: Make sure that you have saved the documents you have been working on and then close them by clicking on the big red X in the upper right-hand corner.

Step 2: Once everything is closed, click once on the little green arrow at the bottom right of the task bar (see picture).

A message in a box will appear saying "Safely Remove Hardware", or "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device". Click once on that message.

Step 3: It should now be safe for you to take out your Flash key.

Note : If you want to be certain it is safe, go into "my computer" and check to make sure that the "removable disk" and drive letter your flash key was assigned have disappeared.

Note: If the green arrow still appears, click on it again and it should disappear. If a message appears saying "The device 'Generic Volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device later", you will want to make sure that all of your programs or documents on your flash key are closed out.

If you re-try it and the message still appears, push Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard and then shutdown your computer. You can then take out your flash key or you can re-boot the computer and follow the same process above. You should then be able to remove it safely.

Flash drives are a very useful storage device because of their reliability and memory capacity. Learning how to use them may take a little experience, but once understood the flash drive can assist you in many ways with not only your data files, but using software that the host computer does not have. Also remember that a flash key is not indestructible, so you will want to use more than one physical location to store your data, such as your computer's hard drive, etc.

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The end result will be viewable from any pc you plug your flash disk into. You only need notepad to code it.

Then you can show off anywhere


Preparing the Picture

Of course, you must have a flash disk to do this. Once you plugged in the flash disk and open it via explorer, make a folder named "background" or whatever name you want. Then, put any picture you want in that folder, but you should remember the folder and the picture's name. Right click at the folder, then open properties. Check the box beside "hidden" to make it unseen, and making your flash disk neat. You can place the picture you want to use in any folder you want, even existing folder. The only difference is the coding of the desktop.ini file at the next step.


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Now right click anywhere in the flash disk, (not in the folder you've just created) and open a New Text Document. Just ignore the new document's name because it will be deleted later. Open it using notepad and use theese code for the template:



Then save it as Desktop.ini and delete the old New Text Document.txt
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See picture for notes on editing the code.

Then you're done!

You're done. You can show off at your school's computer lab, in your friend

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It seems the boot program on your hard disk has messed up. Did you try to boot with a CD come with the laptop and do a repair? Or you can restore it to the factory default by pressing a key during booting up. It should be on the manual about the steps of booting up for factory default system restore. I would recommended you to boot with a bootable flash drive or a CD to back up your files. Those bootable flash drive or CD can be bought or made with some operating system. (Most of time Linux). Here is some links to show you how to make USB bootable drives.

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In the future, always use the Safe Removal method before removing a USB drive. This prevents this kind of error in the first place.

If you haven't done so already, reboot, then insert the USB. Make sure there are no windows open which reference the USB device. Then use Safe Removal (right click in the lower right hand corner of the task bar. That should clear it.

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