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Microdrive suddenly not showing up as storage device

I have a Hitachi Compact Flash Microdrive that my Canon EOS 20D uses to store pictures on. Up until recently, I've been able to put the microdrive in a PCMCIA reader ("PC Card Reader" as described in ...
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My USB Flash Drive is seen as a fixed disk. How can I add the “removable bit” to my drive to make it bootable?

I am using: Windows 8 Walgreens EasyStore 16gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Sandisk internals from my research) Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool The flash drive is seen as a fixed disk in Windows, which ...
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Reducing Disk-Access Timeout in Windows (Especially for Removable Media)?

Whenever a bad volume (dying hard-disk, scratched CD, bad flash-drive/memory-card, etc.) is accessed, Windows tends to wait an excruciatingly long time (a minute or two?) before giving up and ...
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Mount a file/folder as a removable drive

I'm trying to test an application I've written to image USB drives when they're plugged in. Unfortunately, I've just lent my last one to a friend. I know I can mount a folder as a drive using subst ...
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Using a memory stick containing multiple Ext2 filesystems in Windows?

I have a memory stick which I have formatted to contain two ext2 partitions on my Ubuntu computer, one 2 GB and one 6 GB. I would like to use them on my Windows 7 computer now. I am aware of Ext2Fsd ...
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(Relatively) safe and reliable, eternally reserved/unused drive areas?

I’m trying to find out if there are any areas of a drive (preferably file-system–independent) which are never really used. To clarify, I’ll demonstrate my use-case scenario. I am writing a tool to ...
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USB Flash drive not showing as removable drive

Yesterday I bought SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4 GB USB Flash drive. I connected it to my Windows 7 laptop there it is shown as local drive and not as a removable drive. I need it to be shown as a removable ...
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Windows prompts to format a USB flash drive containing a valid file system

I've got my Windows 7 Operating System acting weird lately, when I insert a USB flash drive, it says that I must format it although it already has a valid file system. I've tested them on my friends' ...
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sdcard performance bottleneck

I have loaded my 4 GB FAT32 sdcard almost entirely with mp3 files. Now, I cannot remove none of them because "discovering items" never ends. Even command line tools last forever, including format e:. ...
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True Image scheduled backups failing because the removable device drive letter changes

I have Acronis True Image setup to backup to an external hard drive. I keep getting the error message "Please insert the last media of the archive and click Retry to continue". I think this is ...
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EFS encryption not available on removable NTFS drives

I have a Windows 7 machine and would like use EFS to encrypt some files on my external disk. The disk is formatted as NTFS, but when I go to the advanced properties of any file system object, the ...