My flash drive is not registering on my computer and any other computer in the office it was working fine yesterday. i need to get my information from it. what can i do
I've just bent a Lexar 1GB flash drive against my laptop. The wiring seems to be broken because my laptop cannot recognize the flash drive anymore. The flash drive is not expensive but it keeps lots of my pictures. Is there anyway that I can either retrieve the files or save the flash drive? Please help. I'm really desperate!
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Re: flash drive repair
It sounds like your media is malfunctioning (electronics). For this type of problem, we offer a data recovery service. You simply have to send your media to us. Our technicians will recover your files on CDs and return everything within 48h. You just need to send us your Lexar with this form: http://www.lc-tech.com/documents/LC_Technology_Data_Recovery_Service-SD-Eric.pdf
There is a charge for this service, but ONLY if we are successful. The pricing is on the form. Please note that the chances of recovery are around 90%.
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I would try to uninstall the drive on the OS. Then re-start the computer. After the re-start, connect the drive and see if the drive re-installs itself.
If the error persists, then the drive is indicating failure. To absolutely verify if it has failed, take the drive to a store where there are MAC computers and try the drive on one of their computers to see if it works.
A continuous flashing LED on most devices where the LED does not normally continuously flash is an indication of a failure of the device. Some devices will flash an error code when designed to do so, and if possible.
Have you installed a scanner/another external USB drive since first trying your Flash drive? If so, try unplugging that and re-insert your Flash drive. I had this problem and a friend suggested this and it worked!
Some times if a flash drive is not ejected, if it is just pulled out, it can wipe all information. I learnt the hard way, make sure you eject each time. Sorry if this is already known, some times it can be hidden if the file attributes have been set to hidden. Try looking in you view option and see if they are set to hide files set to hidden.
hope it might help
Have strangely got the same problem - about the same time you posted this, but intermitently. I have isolated that the problem is in fact the handset itself, not the base unit. I eliminated a problem with the base unit by a) registering a different DECT phone to it. - The base still works fine. b) Leaving the handset switched off for an hour or so (press and hold the "OK" botton to switch off / on); then whislt it was working, registering the handset to a different base (Base 2). And guess what, after 30 mins the "BASE 2" message started flashing on the faulty handset.
So, if you already have an A110 extension handset, make sure it's also registered to base 1 and maybe try to get just the handset repaired via VTECH. (or just buy a new handset if they are available).
Yes, you can just install your software and the drive but its best that you register immeidiately. They have decent customer service where they will replace you broken drive with a new one, if it dies...that happened to my first My Book Pro Edition drive...so be careful...if you are rich and can afford 1000 to have your lost data recovered, then fine. Im not rich and cant afford that so i lost ALL my data (500 gb) on my first drive. Because I registered it, I got a free drive four or five days later, if you have a credit card. Then i shipped them my old drive. Unfortunately, my new drive was fine for a year and died yesterday, again, ive lost ALL my data...consider making an additional backup of things you really NEED. Spending a 100 dollars just for that kind of back up is much cheaper than 1000 to recover the entire drive. Hope that helps. CJ Plourde
Is it displaying in device manager or it is not at all detecting. In that you may try with it some other system and same problem persist, there is possiblilty for damage. send it for warranty calim. Pen drive easily does not die. Check it in other system.
Any application or data is talking each other with computer and usb drive, then it gives warning try to close all application or any virus infection is there.
is it several times that youve used your flash driver at your office?
and which side of the usb port did you plug it? coz when it is your
first time to use your flash drive at your office and your plugging it
at the front side of the PC. well there might be something wrong with
connection and may cause damage to the board of the flash drive. if it
your using it several times, well try to check at your PC, then do the
my computer (right click and select manage)
and under manage window ( select disk management )
try to see if your flash drive registered (you can see the drives of
your PC) and see if theres a volume (either raw/ or theres a partition
if not, well the board of your flash drive might be damaged, mostly
these were caused by the power of the system, fluctuation is one of
them, then improper plugging of the flashdrive.
Not much I'm afraid. Sounds like it's dead, happens with thumbdrives sometimes, especially if you pull it out without stopping it or ejecting it properly first. I've heard of software that can try to recover files from corrupted thumdrives but if it's not working electronicaly with the computer it's useless. A data recovery service my be able to access the flash chip on the drive directly but this would cost a lot I'm sure.