I've used pen drives many times on my system. I used a friend's pen drive and it worked once or twice. Then suddenly, whenever I inserted it, it gave three quick beeps and the pen drive was not detected. Restarted system etc and no use. Same thing happened on my friends system. But the pen drive works fine on a laptop that we have.
There's no virus in the pen drive. I checked it in Linux, doing
All other USB devices are being recognized. Only the pen drive isn't. Why does this happen? Does some registry key get corrupted? Or is it that some windows driver has to be installed for pen drives?