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Too much time taking to read a USB flash drive when connected to system

I use HP G62 laptop which runs on Windows 7. For 3 days it takes more time to read a pen drive when connected, that is the pen drive appears not suddenly in the My Computer after it is connected. ...
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1answer
26 views

MS DVD/USB download tool where is located?

After install MS DVD/USB download tool, I cannot locat it in either Start, neither Program Files. The installer GUI and the MS webpages are not providing any information. I have Windows 7 x64.
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0answers
42 views

What are the prerequisites for a USB device so an OS can be booted from it?

I've been reading a bit about it, and although things are more clear to me now, I'm still in the dark about some details. What determines (apart from having a newer BIOS, the one that enables you to ...
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1answer
105 views

Mid-2013 SanDisk Cruzer Fit driver to fix option to Safely Remove Hardware

The mid-2013 SanDisk flash drives report back as fixed or permanently-installed drives rather than removable drives. Windows 7 uses that flag to determine whether or not to list a drive in the Safely ...
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1answer
119 views

How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
2
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1answer
147 views

32GB Flash Voyager doesn't work on new PC with USB 3.0

I have recently built a new PC and my pendrive is not working correctly. When I plug it into the USB port (I have only USB 3.0 ports), Windows recognizes it and lists it in Explorer, as usual. I ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Is there a possibility of creating an active “firewall” on a pen drive?

What I'd like to do is build a program which will be installed onto a pen drive. This program would then notify the user of any program which tries to access the pen drive for read/write purposes. The ...
105
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8answers
8k views

What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Suppose someone wants me to copy some files to their USB stick. I'm running fully-patched Windows 7 x64 with AutoRun disabled (via Group Policy). I insert the USB drive, open it in Windows Explorer ...
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0answers
68 views

Hard drive is detected as USB flash drive

My external hard drive (USB 3.0) is detected as a USB flash drive in 'My Computer' and I can't access the device by using Window Explorer and from the command line. Before that happened, it installed ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Open PDF when USB is plugged in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a PDF file on an USB drive (named test.pdf placed in root). How do I get it to open automatically as soon as I plug in the USB drive? No dialog or anything, just open the PDF directly after the ...
1
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1answer
46 views

I need assistance with my USB Drive which is in 2 partitions, and I want to rejoin them into 1.

So what happened is that my 32 GB USB Drive was initially 32 GB, more like 29.82, but still. Anyway, I use this for everything, school, personal, educational, everything. So then we recently got the ...
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1answer
64 views

My flash is recognised as a hard disk drive. How can I fix it?

I have a removable flash disk drive (Sandisk Cruzer blend 32 GB). I have accidently changed it to active partition! Now it is runing as a local hard disk disk instead of flash disk. How can I make ...
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0answers
276 views

How to force Windows to recognize USB as USB HDD and not USB removable media [duplicate]

I bought a pack of SanDisk Cruzer Facet 8GB USB sticks and upon insertion half of them appear as removable media devices and the other half appear as hard drives. For some reason, windows does not ...
1
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2answers
125 views

Removing BOOTMGR from USB flash drive

Got 8GB flash drive. It was formatted to FAT32 and is completely empty, but windows shows that 4KB are in use (once formatted to NTFS windows shows that 54MB are in use). Used some disk editing ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Can I install Windows from a USB stick to a USB stick?

I am building a Windows 7 system without a CD/DVD drive or hard drive. I followed one of the many tutorials for creating a bootable installation USB stick, but I couldn't find one for installing to ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Can't access USB drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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1answer
1k views

How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
1
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1answer
2k views

USB Flash Drive is writeable but can't delete files

I have an external HDD, which can be powered by either using a Power Supply or the USB port itself. When I use the USB to connect directly to my computer, I can access the Filesystem, can Copy Files ...
0
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1answer
95 views

USB Flash drive too slow

I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :( External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on ...
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1answer
356 views

USB Flash Drive Sandisk Cruzer - Windows “Not Formatted”

So it initially works, then I used it on a Mac and unplugged it without safely removing it. Now on my Windows 7 Computer just displays a External Disk Drive and said it is not formatted. Then I tried ...
0
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0answers
107 views

How to format and re-use a locked down thumb drive?

I recently went to an IT conference where the company Veeam was giving away free plastic cards that had a detachable thumb drive. When I plugged the thumb drive into my Windows 7 computer, Windows ...
0
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0answers
139 views

Windows 7 installs “NA NA USB DEVICE” driver for SanDisk Cruzer flash drive

I have a SanDisk Cruzer 16Gb USB flash drive that I have successfully used on both a Windows 8 and Windows 7 computer earlier today. I have now attempted to use it on another Windows 7 computer and ...
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5answers
5k views

How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Windows 8 To Go drive BSOD'd in the middle of writing something to disk. Computer won't recognize drive

Here's the setup: Dell Precision M4700 laptop Windows 8 To Go installed on a week-old Patriot Tab 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive Laptop natively runs Windows 7 Professional From Windows 7, flash drive was ...
0
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1answer
109 views

Burning DVD's to Micro SD card on Win 7:

I am running Windows 7 with WMP. I have DVD's I want convert to MP4's so I can view them on a mobile device. The mobile device uses Micro SD cards. I cannot seem to get WMP to burn directly to the ...
0
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2answers
8k views

How to remove write protection from sandisk cruzer switch pen drive?

I have a sandisk cruzer switch pendrive. It is write protected. I want remove that write protection. I did Google very much i am not getting how to remove it. I tried on mac also but it didn't worked ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Broken USB disk

Somehow my USB flash drive is broken. When I plug it into my Windows 7 PC it appears in Windows Explorer, but I cannot format/access it; I get the "insert disk" message every time I try to ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB?

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop.
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1answer
376 views

Files on pendrive can be accessed by searching on pendrive, not visible normally

I used to open my NTFS File System pendrive on Windows 7. When I opened it on Windows XP, it opened a folder with a autorun file, this autorun file brought me to the content of my drive. The same ...
1
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1answer
96 views

Windows 7 not working after fresh install

I am configuring an old laptop to give to a friend (ThinkPad E420) and recently bought an SSD and Windows 7 Home Premium OEM DVD to install. The actual installation worked fine, but when it started ...
1
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1answer
7k views

Windows Unable to complete the format

I am using windows 7 in my machine. My pendrive got corrupted while i was using it. so i just removed the pen drive, then again when i inserted my pendrive it was showing as some other unrecognized ...
0
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1answer
98 views

Every USB flash drive that is plugged in prompts for autoplay twice

On my Windows 7 laptop, every single USB flash drive causes two prompts from autoplay. Even empty flash drives. How do I fix this?
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1answer
73 views

USB Flash Icon Still appears After Removing Flash

I have Windows 7 and it has happened to me many times that when I remove my USB flash drive, the icon still appears in windows explorer and when I stick my USB drive again, it is not going to work ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Can I make Windows use my USB drive as an extension of its disk space transparently?

In my college laboratories, any student can access a computer with their login info. If it is your first time, the computer will prepare a desktop for you and give you a partition of disk space. I'm ...
6
votes
1answer
625 views

DiskPart Not Using Unallocated Space

I'm trying to use DiskPart to create two partitions on my flash drive. One for storage and one for a bootable OS. I've used BootIt as suggested in this question/answer, however it doesn't seem to ...
0
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0answers
43 views

How do I get Windows 7 to include a USB drive in its search index? [duplicate]

I have a new PC running Windows 7 (with the SP) and Outlook 2013. All my data, including the PST file, is stored on an external flash chip that's connected to the desktop via a USB 2.0 card reader. ...
3
votes
1answer
220 views

Flash disk is readable in TV but on plug in PC ,win freeze when want open it

I have a Silicon Power flash disk, and I'm wondering why I can open its files properly on a TV, but in win7 or opensuse 12.3 I can't even see the list of its files or format it. When I try to do ...
1
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1answer
443 views

USB flash drive shown as empty on windows 7 after VirtualBox messed it up

Ok, I have a SanDisk 8gb flash usb pen. I was using it nicely until VirtualBox (Meh.. oracle... messing up software since years) messed it up. Basically this is what happened: I could use this usb ...
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1answer
944 views

8GB USB pen drive showing 700MB after formating

My 8GB pen drive is now showing 700MB after I formatted it. I've created Ubuntu Desktop bootable USB drive using Power ISO. After I formatted it. Now showing 700MB. I'm confused about it. Here I using ...
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1answer
2k views

Cannot make MHDD bootable from pendrive using windows 7

I downloaded an MHDD iso file and tried to make my USB bootable of the same using power ISO.But the mission failed.Why its not able to make the pen drive bootable?
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0answers
3k views

Create a Virtual USB disk drive and connect it to Virtual Box

I have created a virtual USB removable disk using imdisk http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html/ using commands http://diddy.boot-land.net/firadisk/files/imdisk.htm but How I can mount it to Virtual ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Reusing a USB flash drive with a hidden partition

I have a USB flash drive with a hidden encrypted partition on it. I'd like to reuse it, but so far I have been unsuccessful in wiping it. It is an SanDisk Cruzer 8GB with what I assume was with the ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

I want to format(properly) pendrive which has linux installed on it on windows

I used dd command in linux to do byte-copy of a linux-distro iso. I installed it on a computer, I don't have access to that computer, to reformat my pendrive using mkfs.vfat. In windows only 456 ...
0
votes
2answers
178 views

USB (recognized as RAW)

When I plug in a flash drive Windows sees the drive but when I try to access that drive shows that it is unformatted. I've tried at least four kinds of flash drives and all have the same problem ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Using Batch File to Transfer files to flash drive when connected [duplicate]

I have about 1,000 flash drives that I need to move a set of files onto. I'm looking for a way to reduce the amount of time this will take. Thoughts: Attach task to the event of connecting flash ...
0
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1answer
402 views

Really strange windows 7 behavior (usb devices not working)

I'm having a really strange problem with a Windows 7 SP1 machine. All of the USB devices (except the mouse and an external USB audio card) are not working. I've got no clue what the hell is wrong with ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

Creating a live Windows USB image from a virtual machine

This question is a XY problem. I want (problem X) to create a USB stick with a bootable Windows 7 for data recovery & partitioning purposes. I have found a tutorial, but after half an hour ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Not able to use pen drive after cleaning it using command prompt [duplicate]

I had downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla and wrote it to an 8 GB pen drive. After I checked it out I tried to remove it. I plugged in my pen drive and it asked me to format it. There was only one option of ...
0
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0answers
175 views

PNY 64GB Thumbdrive doesn't work in HP Envy h8-1414

I bought a 32 GB thumb drive (similar to the one below) and copied my wiki on to it using my Windows 8 laptop. I then plugged it into my HP Envy h8-1414 which has Windows 7 shoe horned onto it. ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Windows 7 UFD not responding after hard ejection

On a specific Windows 7 installation, I've got a USB flash drive that was removed while writing to it and since then on that specific machine the OS will not recognize it. When I plug it in, it take a ...