USB Flash Drives are portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.

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Running XMBC 12 off a stick, sans HDD

I have a laptop whose hard drive is toast, so I'm booting XBMC off a stick. It works fine, but I would like to not have to manually intervene halfway through booting up to tell it to Try Ubuntu, ...
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Troubleshooting old motherboard USB boot

Today I faced a situation I'm not clear how to try to get around. I will have to perform a maintenance operation on a pair of Win 98 computers weekly. In that operation I will need to input and ...
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USB flash drive metrics and information

I was wondering how I can get more information about my flash drives (USB sticks). Info like description and metrics/stats. Think smartctl on Linux for hard disk drives. Any operating system would ...
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Can't install Windows through USB drive on Fujitsu Stylistic Q550

I own a Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 and I recently installed Windows 8 on it. All was well till I got over-hyped and installed the updated BIOS version from the Fujitsu drivers. The BIOS update was ...
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USB Flash Drive - Code: Cannot open because not a supported file type or damaged file

I have a 4GB USB Flash Drive. How do I access, in a discernible format, a file/file folder which reads: "Could not open ABC file because it is either not a supported file type or because file has been ...
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Measuring flash-drive performance for portable apps?

I recently bought a flash drive (Sandisk extreme SD in a USB 3 card reader) to run Cygwin off of so I can develop wherever. Benchmarks ranked it highly, but there's visible lag whenever I interact ...
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Can't mount usb key filesystem

8GB FAT32 filesystem that normally mounted as intended using usbmount. When I went to take it out to plug into a difference computer I did umount /dev/sda1 which is where it was. Now it fails to ...
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Native linux bootable thumb drive with first partition as fat32

I've been trying to do this for quite a while and I feel like I have exhausted my options on it. I want to make a flash drive partitioned similarly to this: Number Start (sector) End (sector) ...
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How to flash Acer Aspire 5541 BIOS with USB when LCD is not working?

I want to flash my BIOS to see if it will fix my LCD problem (screen is just black when i turn the laptop on). The BIOS update says: [Fixed History] 1. Solve DVD can't be dislpayed in clone mode 2. ...
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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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Formatted flash drive in Linux, now it won't show

A few weeks ago I formatted my 16GB PNY flash drive following some guide online regarding formatting flash drives in linux as I've never done that before. I'm running xubuntu. The format seemed to ...
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Boot Error when booting from USB flash drive

My HDD crashed (probably due to a high re-allocated sector count), so I made a bootable USB flash drive with Ubuntu 10.04 live on it. But I get the error: BOOT ERROR I disconnected my HDD and tried ...
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Leviton USB Pendrive

I have a Generic Flash Disk 2.0 and the brand is Leviton with 4 GB. It is now unable to complete the format in GUI as well as with the command line. When I check the properties it shows its capacity ...
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Trying to run QEMU with a file as hda

I'm trying to run QEMU and use a simple file on the host system as the guest's hard drive. Here's what I attempted so far: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/felix/vm/archlinux.img bs=1MB count=8192 8192+0 ...
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Cloning USBoot prepared USB stick to internal hard drive

Is is possible to clone an installation of Windows XP, prepared with USBoot and put on a usb flash drive, to an internal IDE hard drive?
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Discrepency in number of files transferred in Teracopy

Over the past few days, I've been using Teracopy to transfer over a large number of files and folders from a small flash-drive (well, 32gb) , to an external hard-drive (4tb). However, I noticed that ...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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“Directory doesn't exist” & “Cannot cd into flash drive” errors: mounting flash drive OpenWRT

What I am trying to do: I have a TP-Link Router running OpenWRT. I have files on my router in the OpenWRT OS that I want to save to a flash drive. Steps to complete the task: 1. I navigated to the ...
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Suitable flash module as OpenMediaVault boot partition

I'm currently planning on buying hardware for a home NAS and I'm planning on using OpenMediaVault (based on debian wheezy) as OS. I want to install OMV on a flash drive but am quite unsure about the ...
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HP pendrive 16 gb used less than a year went blank

i plugged in the pen drive in another system at office which i have never used, the system did not respond to the plug in (Windows XP system) further i removed pen drive and tried in another system ...
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Create EXE that mounts virtual CD-ROM or floppy disk when run

I was looking through my old USB drives and I found a flash drive that had a file called "SecretDrive.exe." When I ran it, it mounted a virtual floppy disk that contained stoke other files. There ...
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USB drive not getting recognized as scsi device in custom linux kernel

I am facing a slow write speed problem with a USB drive in my custom linux kernel. I suspected to be a hardware problem but with the same hardware and Opensuse 12.1 OS, write speed of my USB drive is ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Shared usb-mount is read-only when accessed from another computer

On my Windows 7 machine, I have shared a usb drive to my Macbook Pro, over the network. I've shared it by right clicking the drive and sharing it in properties. However, I can't seem to write to the ...
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Filesystem fails when trying to boot Arch from USB pendrive

Lately I was trying to make bootable pendrive with Linux Arch. Following "Begginers guide" from wiki.archlinux.org, I made it, using syslinux as my bootloader, however, it doesn't work properly. ...
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Way to recover my corrupted php file in my thumb drive?

My files are there but when I open the file it gives my weird looking letters. http://i.stack.imgur.com/nqPXz.png http://i.stack.imgur.com/xFWtK.png My res folder is now a file for some reason. So ...
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Cannot create bootable usb

My problem is that I'm always getting some problem with the cdrom. Firstly I think the ISO is fine because I can install the OS on vmware. However when I moved it in usb flash (I used 4 different ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB Write speed drops

The problem started about a week ago. My Sandisk USB drive normally writes at 150-200MB/s (SSD to USB drive) but all of a sudden the write speed dropped to 5-10MB/s. The problem keeps occurring: it ...
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Remove write protection of flash drive from firmware

I bought an HP v220w 32GB flash drive 2 months ago and it's been working perfectly until yesterday when all of a sudden it became write protected. I've tried evey simple, non technical way to solve ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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Acer C270 Chromebook “An Unexpected Error has occurred” / verbose mode

I am not exactly sure if this exchange is the best location for this question, but bear with me. I am having issues restoring a Acer C270 Chromebook. Booting with POWER+ESC+REFRESH notifies I must ...
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Should a new 64GB USB Flash drive have 64,000,000,000 bytes available and does it slowly decrease this number over time? (internal maintenance, etc)

First regular Hard Drives (spinning disks): When looking details of a brand new hard drives, I've noticed that the available space usually ends with xxx,000,000,000 For example, a 750 GB drive is ...
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Wipe secure USB drive showing up as 2 devices

I have a 16GB USB flash drive that has been set up by a program, memup/memorybar, to be separated into a public and a private part. I am not the one who set it up, so I do not know the password, and i ...
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Cannot acces in centos 7.0 in virtualbox any pendrive

System is up to date, I did everything as answered here How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox? and have not any results. What could cause such behavior?
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How can I reset password to Windows 8 on a PC I have access to through Windows 8 on a thumb drive

I lost the password to my Windows 8 PC, so I tried doing several troubleshooting: Tried using password recovery installation from another Windows 8 PC. Booting up in recover mode. System Restore ...
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Kingston USB 3.0 Flash Drive write speed too slow

I have a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower and I bought a Digitus USB 3.0, 2-Port, PCI Express Add-On card. I've connected it to the PCI-e 4x connector, I've installed the Renesas Usb 3.0 Host Controller ...
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Windows initially takes long time to recognize Flash Drive then mistakenly thinks it's empty

I'm seeing some strange behavior with my 32GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide memory stick on my 64-bit Windows 7 machine. When I first insert the flash drive, Windows takes a very long time (>1 minute) to ...
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Is it possible to make Windows treat my USB stick as a portable device to skirt Removable Media Protection?

I am trying to move a file I downloaded on my work computer to my laptop via a thumb drive but I keep getting an access denied error because my company uses Symantec and has set a block on on ...
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Flash drive not recognized

I was copying some files to my flash drive and removed it from my laptop.  When I plugged it into my PC, it didn't recognize it and it doesn't show up in disk management, and I can't find it in device ...
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Copy Contents of Recovery Pen drive to HDD

So, I bought a laptop with Win 8.1 I Created a recovery Drive using a 8 GB pendrive I had. So My doubt is: 1. Does this recovery is like a Factory reset? I mean without the softwares I installed? 2. ...
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Error installing Adobe Premiere CS6 on a removable drive

I try to install Adobe Premiere CS6 on a Windows To Go (Win7 Home 64-bit) installation and I get this error while installing: fatal: dw041: installdir is not on a local volume This is because Windows ...
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Rufus burnt my new usb drive. Code 10 device won't start

Since it was a new usb I was doing a pass to check for bad blocks. Two hours later and 14% through I realised this would take way too long and cancelled. Now when I plug my usb in, it glows on and off ...
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Can't Format PenDrive(SanDisk Cruzer Blade)

Plz read complete question before marking Duplicate. I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB Pendrive(No warranty left). It have one movie file in it now, though copyable, not playable. Problem is I can't ...
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USB Flash Drive Capacity Lost

I have formatted a UFD with low level format tools (PNY company) for a reason and now i have lost some of the original capacity. I'm sure that flash drive had not bad sectors. how I can return these ...
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Install Debian to USB without unplugging Hard Drives

As the poster of the following question Install Debian To USB With State Saving I want to install Debian TO a USB drive. The problem is that in said question is said to make the process easier if the ...
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USB HDD disk not recognized in BIOS Boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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Trying to create windows 8.1 bootable usb using windows tool

I purchased a student copy of windows 8.1 pro, I downloaded the installer, ran it. It took forever to 'set stuff up' (over 9hours) so I quit it. I then launched it again, this time it went straight to ...
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How to make Trisquel 7.0 bootable from usb flash drive?

I am attempting to make Trisquel 7.0 amd64 bootable from usb flash drive. If I use Unetbootin the booting message is Unetbootloader failed to load com32 file menu.c32 boot: If I use Startup Disk ...
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Revive a dead USB flash drive that doesn't show up anywhere?

I had a sandisk memory card that I used in my phone, whenever it would read/write it would get very hot. One day it just completely died. It didn't show up any device. I kept that card in a draw for a ...