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PNY 128 GB Flash Drive not working

Q: PNY 128 GB Flash Drive not working

I have this flash drive:
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Turbo-Performance-Drive-P-FD128TBOP-GE/dp/B00FE2N1WS

And I am afraid it is dead. When I plug it in, 50% of the time, the red light constantly flashes at about 8 flashes a second, or flashes 3-4 times quickly before just shutting off and nothing happens.

If it is in constant flashing mode, I can open my windows explorer and see "Removable disk", however it is slightly transparent, and when I try to open it, it says "Please insert a drive", which leads me to believe the computer detects it, but can't read it. The properties window shows 0 bytes. Is there any hope at all of getting my ~65gb of used data off of this thing at all? Do I have to take it apart and do some soldering? Please help.

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A: PNY 128 GB Flash Drive not working

Your flash drive probably has a damaged controller. If that data is important, best chance of retrieving your data would be a professional data recovery service. The cost of recovery depends on how extent is the damage of your disk.

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A:USB 2.0 Flash Drive not working

Have you tried, after you plug it in, to click on My Computer, and see if the drive is showing there? If it is you can open it from there.
vicks
 

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A:usb flash drive not working!

You could give this a shot.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;306084
 

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A:Flash Usb Drive Not Working

Use the device manager to delete the USB adapter/controller/root hub it is on (whatever shows a yellow or red warning mark) , then reboot and let Windows find it and reinstall it.
When you get to the choice of where to get the drivers untic everything except Windows Update.

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A:USB flash drive isn't working..

If its an Important file, I hope you have a backup.

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A:USB Flash Drive not working, HELP!

Go to http://www.acronis.com and download and install Acronis True Image (it has a free 15 day trial) and take an image of your flash drive immediately. This way, your work is backed up somewhere else then you can try troubleshooting your flash drive.

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A:USB flash drive not working

Quote:





Originally Posted by ja5219


Hello

I have a USB Samsung mp3 player which i am no using as a simple flash drive, it has been working well lately until i tried it one day and got this message on any XP computer i try it on.

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/3678/jjcu4.jpg

How can i fix this?




Hi ja5219! For one reason or another (first time used on the system, etc, etc.), the computers you are inserting the player into are searching for correct drivers. Either click "Yes, this time" or "Yes, every time", and let the system look for the drivers. See if that works.

Let us know how this works out, and good luck!

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A:Flash Drive Stopped Working

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A:usb flash drive not working on new laptop

Quote:





Originally Posted by jen13


Hi everyone, i hope someone can help me with this.

My last laptop was very unreliable and I had many problems with it; so I bought I 20gb usb flash drive to back-up my essential files, music etc.
So when my laptop completely packed up on me I thought I'd be safe. Unfortunately the drive I bought doesn't seem work on my new laptop for reasons best known only to itself.

(I know its compatible with vista because I had vista on my old laptop.)

My new laptop is an acer aspire 5738Z; I'm not very good with all the really 'technical stuff' as you can probably tell so I have no idea what information you'd need for this this problem.

When I first plugged the flash drive into the laptop it made the usual noise it always makes and it installed something automatically but then didn't recognise it beyond that.
Since then whenever I plug it in nothing happens at all. My laptop doesn't seem to register that theres anything there.

I found some general advice on another site and so went to device manager and uninstalled all the usb things it told me to. When I turned the computer back on everything re-installed but the flash drive still won't work.

I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with the usb ports because I managed to put some songs onto my ipod when i plugged it in a couple of nights ago.

I have absolutely no idea what to do about this; I'm hoping someone else out there can make more sense of it than i can!
Thanks in advance





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I have the same problem too ...
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A:flash drive or card reader working in xp but not in windows 7 help

Hello saif, welcome to Sevenforums

Could it be that both those devices (though I doubt it with the thumb drive) were made specifically for XP and there is a compatability issue?

Allow me to look some things up for you. please Fill out your specs - this tool may help you with that.

Also, type "devices and printers" into the start search and click the first program at the top. Then type "device manager" into the start search and click the first program at the top. In both of those windows, please let me know if you see any exclaimation marks near any of the devices.

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A:USB flash drive stop working after i format it to NTFS

May be your computer got infected when you first plugged in that alien pen drive - just guessing.

Now just do this. Let us examine what is inside that pen drive - if possible.

Run WinRAR- your bit version - , after plugging in the pen drive keeping Shift key pressed to prevent autorun. Navigate to the pen drive and a screenshot of what you see inside.

Just like this the contents on that pen drive:

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What are the exact settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot priority? Camera snaps will help: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

If you want to install to UEFI did you format the stick for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows using Option One? Then did you boot the stick as a UEFI device?

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A:USB Flash Drive not working in Windows 7 PC (But works in another Win7 Machine)

Do you have admin rights when you plug in your USB drive?  If not that can throw issues with windows.
 
Dont plug in your phone at all, reboot try the USB again.  Try taking it out and plug it in again.  Make sure your safely uninstall the USB drive, don't just rip it out.
 
Did you try all the USB ports? 
 
Does the device show up in the device manager when it stops working?  If there is a yellow symbol near it go to scan disc website and see if there are drivers there for it.
 
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If all else fails you can download and reinstall your chipset and BIOS drivers.  A error could be causing it.  A refresh can fix it sometimes. (do a backup and restore with recovery disk before you do this just in case something happens).
 
good luck and let me know if you need anything else

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Hello masonta. Welcome to the forum.

Let's start with this: can you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window, expanded so we can read everything, with the USB stick installed?

You also might check in Device Manager to see if the stick shows up as a USB device, or a hard disk.

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i think im past infected moderator. saying im still in the infection stage is like telling someone with cervical cancer to take the HPV vaccine..

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To be honest a recovery drive won't give you much space (10 GB or so?). You are better off with a USB external HDD and move your less accessed data to the external.

I wonder what others will say.

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Well, you are going to have problems... Sorry to say...

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You can install the drivers to a flash drive, but you will also have to make a bootable image to that drive, and load your windows setup files, manually format and partition the drive, copy the files over, then start the setup process to do that. It is a huge hassle that I had to deal with on a Toshiba Portege 3500.

Backing up is a bit easier. You can use the built in windows backup software (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System tools> Backup) and make a complete backup to an external drive to restore after format. The problem is YOU WILL ALSO TRANSFER THE VIRUSES YOU HAVE!!!

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A:Windows XP Sp2 - My Computer doesnt show flash drive drive

I would be tempted to reload the motherboard chipset drivers. They control the USB I/O and if they are just the default WIndows ones, they may not be 100% OK with the specific motherboard hardware.
 

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Hi Pheonix220. Welcome .

Daemon Tools is a disk emulator, which means that it will create 'images' or ISOs from a CD or other source and can then "mount" it so that it appears to be a physical drive on your system.

I'm not sure exactly what your goal is, but I find it unlikely that Daemon Tools will be of use unless you want to creae ISOs of music for mounting and playing?

If you are more specific about what your needs are, perhaps we can be more helpful.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/178332-usb-flash-drive-daemon-tools-virtual-drive-use-cd-burner.html
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I have couple of excel/word files that I store on my Jump drive, but I would like to synchronize it with my hard drive, I.e. keep a second copy of it on my hard drive. whats the easiest way to do it? and on the bigger note, How to synchronize certain files between laptop/desktop/jumdrive(USB Flash drive) and PDA??

Thanks.

Zalak
 

A:How do I synchronize files between My Jumpdrive(USB flash drive) and Hard drive

Welcome to TSG.
The easy way to sync the files is to use the Briefcase for the files and the jump drive. The PDA part, I no can help with.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-synchronize-files-between-my-jumpdrive-usb-flash-drive-and-hard-drive.398511/
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I have to switch off the computer to remove the flash drive.

Is this normal or what ?

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I closed all the files, fodlers and programs before I remove.

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A:Transferring file from Seagate External drive to flash drive

The computer may still be saving data to the Flash. Or it is caught in ROM. If your certain the transfer is complete, you can pull the drive. You may want to do a Check Disk on the Flash Drive to make sure it is in good order.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/transferring-file-from-seagate-external-drive-to-flash-drive-634069.html
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A:Virus block access to DVD drive and USB flash drive

Hello,You will need to Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log..If for some reason you cannot perform a step, move on to the next.Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help . Then go here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if it went OK.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/297535/virus-block-access-to-dvd-drive-and-usb-flash-drive/
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Since flash drive doesn't have any parts to wear out.
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Thanks.

A:Burning files from hard drive or flash drive ?

It makes no difference. You can use either method. Flash drives can transfer the data to the cache and DVD drive fast enough to avoid any buffer underrun errors.

If you're worried about getting errors, just drop the burning speed down a notch from maximum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/burning-files-from-hard-drive-or-flash-drive-556077.html
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A:I need Anti-Virus that will run from a Flash drive aka: Thumb drive

Stinger.exe will run from a flash drive an will seek out and find most of the more recent worms and viruses. You can find it here:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

I would think for any full fledged av program you could put the exe. file on the flash drive and then install it on most any computer. Such programs as Avast, Antivir, and AVG should work in that manner.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-need-anti-virus-that-will-run-from-a-flash-drive-aka-thumb-drive.311445/
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A:Create a recovery drive won't recognize flash drive

You might save yourself a lot of aggravation by down loading a free copy of Macrium Reflect, you can make a Disk Image that can be restored to any drive it will fit on. or just copy/clone to your SSD. just make sure your current drive doesn't have more data than will fit on the SSD, Reflect will adjust the C: partition size

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/46894-create-recovery-drive-wont-recognize-flash-drive.html
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A:Different drive letter each time i insert my flash drive.

Do you remove is safely (using the icon in the system tray that looks like a oblique shot of a card with an arrow pointing down and left?)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/different-drive-letter-each-time-i-insert-my-flash-drive-102621.html
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A:My Computer thinks my flash drive is a floppy drive! Help!

Did your Flash come with any software? Xp is obviously confused as to exactly what the drive is .
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-computer-thinks-my-flash-drive-is-a-floppy-drive-help.25203/
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A:External hard drive similar to flash drive?

Yes there are lots of external USB hard drives out there but I find even on Newegg that alot of them get crappy reviews for having bad software or not syncing correctly. They can get into very large sizes however like up to 2terabytes or more depending on what your budget is
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-hard-drive-similar-to-flash-drive.144247/
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A:Virus or something else block access to DVD drive and USB flash drive.

Anybody?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/508424/virus-or-something-else-block-access-to-dvd-drive-and-usb-flash-drive/
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A:USB Flash Drive is identified as a Hard Disk Drive

Transfer your data to your computer.
Open command prompt with administrator privileges by going to Start,All Programs,Accessories,Command Prompt.Right click it and select "Run as administrator".
Type diskpart.Then type list disk.Find your USB drives and type select disk 3 if it is one of them.You can know by their size.DON'T select disk 0.It's your Windows drive.Then type clean.

Don't type it if you don't have backed up your files on the drive.This will delete the drive.
Then do the same for your other drive.If it is disk 4,type select disk 4 and then clean.

If I helped you,say it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/365932-usb-flash-drive-identified-hard-disk-drive.html
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My wife's PC has genealogy software with lots of files and associated images, etc. (for over 40,000 people), which is about 10GB in size. It is this information that needs to be backed-up whenever additions/changes are made.

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A:USB Flash Drive as Hard drive to install to.

To run a Win7 from a flash drive, you need a Win7 Enterprise edition (because of the product key activation problems).

You can, however, install Win8 on a flash drive because there are currently no activation problems. Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk

You should know though that a really fast USB3 flash drive is required to make that a pleasant experience. On a USB2 drive it will work like molasses and you will soon be fed up (I have tried it).

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http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/257065-usb-flash-drive-hard-drive-install.html
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Thank you in advance!
 

A:Flash drive asking to insert disk into drive E

First verify you are not starting the computer with the flash drive inserted. PC may be trying to boot from disk depending on BIOS settings.

Depending on your OS (not mentioned in your post) with flash drive inserted.
Click Start -> My computer -> Computer management -> disk management. Right Click on removable drive partition and change the drive letter to something else ( Not X).

Unfortunately Its most likely your flash drive has failed. They do that.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flash-drive-asking-to-insert-disk-into-drive-e.1150942/
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A:Internal drive showing up as a flash drive

This is a desktop with two internal SATA drives? What is the model number of the HP?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524349/internal-drive-showing-up-as-a-flash-drive/
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Please help me to fix this problem. when i insert other flash drive/thumb drive my computer detects it but the one which i disabled wont detect. What should i do?

Highly apreciate your help

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A:?? external hard drive, USB flash drive

First off, you'll want to make sure whatever device you purchase has W98SE drivers, not all of them do. Personally, I'd buy the USB external hard disk, because with the new system, it'll be very useful for a backup device.

Speaking of backup, you do realize that if something were to erase that disk, or the disk were to fail, you'd lose everything there. See my signature line.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hard-drive-usb-flash-drive.461850/
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A:Flash Drive/Hard Drive Issues.

Have you looked in Disk Management after plugging one in? Right-click Computer, click Manage. If the drive shows there it may need a drive letter assigned [right-click menu] before Windows Explorer [File Explorer on Win8] can see it.

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A:Linux on usb hard drive or flash drive

how about a CD? see Knoppix
 

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A:Flash drive connected to USB hub; where is drive located?

I found one method that works. Since acquiring my computer I've not bothered with the large SSD slot on side of flatscreen all-in-one monitor. I got thinking, I have a Bell micro-sd adapter, I wondered what would occur if I slipped the chip out of my thumbdrive adapter [which connects via a USB port/hub] put it in the larger adapter & then slid that into the SSD slot on the computer. PRESTO! The system automatically recognized it & opened it as a media device under :F drive. This may be the only way I can do photo & video stuff from my micro-SD memory card from here on out. But, I still think it doesn't explain WHY I can't do it the other way by using the thumb drive adapter that plugs into the USB. The computer should open up the flash drive...or if I had my Duracell memory stick inserted, the computer should recognize something is in the USB port & open that...but it's not. So, still in need of some answers. But for the interim I've found a satisfactory alternative.

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A:Thinks My Flash Drive is a MMC/SD Disk drive.

go to disk management in the control panel and assign the device NEVER save important data you cannot afford to lose on a solid state device.
 

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I won't need to carry anything around, I purely need something for storage.

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A:USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive?

External hard drives are more reliable and generally have greater capacity than flash drives. If portability is not an issue, external drives are the best bet.
 

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A:Recovery Drive Not Recognizing Flash Drive

You need a larger drive.






Now I'm Outta Here answered 9 months ago: My 8gb usb only shows as 7.45 gb? - Yahoo Answers

that's the way it works

true 8GB will be equal to 8,589,934,592 bytes
- that number comes from 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024 x 8

but the storage industry decided to start ripping us off along time ago and changed the 1,024 down to 1,000
thus the new formula is 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 x 8 = 8,000,000,000 bytes

which after windows converts back to real GB you get aprox. 7.45GB

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if anyone can suggest how i could do this (windows partition manager only allows you to start with c:\ even if you have the controller disabled...)

Thanks!
 

A:POINT OF INTERESTP: how to set a flash drive as drive a:\ or b:\

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