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Windows XP and 2000 format differences

I am using a system with old flashdisks, and I need them flashed as FAT drives in order for my product to interact with them. When the disks are formatted through Windows 2000 it works. However, when ...
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1answer
659 views

Password protect folder on USB flash drive

I would like to password-protect a folder on my USB flash drive, so when someone tries to open the folder, they are prompted to enter a password. I have a mac, but also need to use the flash drive ...
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149 views

Why my USB drive is treated as Internal Hard drive?

I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive, just purchased few week ago. I use two system viz Window XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to win 7 its working properly as external usb ...
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2answers
126 views

USB flash drive showing up as two disks

I have a USB flash drive, which when I insert into my mac's USB port, shows up as two disks. One has a capacity of 2.11 GB, and has read/write privileges, the other has 2.1 MB capacity and is read ...
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The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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1answer
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Can anyone explain to me what happened to my flash drive?

I went to a library, copied some files from their computer (using Windows XP) to my flash drive (formatted to FAT16) and disconnected the drive using safely remove option. When I accessed the drive ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
682 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 ...
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2answers
450 views

Disable any USB in workstations

I am trying to restrict user by not allowing them to use USB flash drives in the computer running xp. I tried to use domain policy as all the machines are connected to the domain but it didn't work. I ...
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36 views

camouflaged process thrashing drives

Someone I know has a slow Windows XP computer and they asked me to look at it. I found that the drive was constantly being accessed, and so would be any removable drive that was plugged in (making it ...
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1answer
236 views

Prevent, or speed up, USB Flash Drive installation for computers?

Bit of a conundrum here -- We have over 400 touch-screen point-of-sale terminals that we use. We also have over 1500 USB flash drives that we use. At one of our events, each customer gets a flash ...
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0answers
496 views

How to use an USB pen drive to install Windows XP when WinToFlash doesn't work

I'm trying to put Windows XP SP2 on my pendrive because I need to format an UMPC via USB port. I'm trying using USB_multiboot_10, but it fails when I press "P" to format the usb drive (a Kingston ...
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1answer
321 views

USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
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1answer
380 views

Howto create a bootable pendrive for windows manually on Linux? [duplicate]

I've been trying around but am not through yet. Where is my procedure failing? I have a 2G usb disk which I prepare the following way: 1 - Make a partition with fdisk yielding /dev/sdb1 2 - mkfs.ntfs ...
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1answer
347 views

Very weird USB pendrive situation on Windows 7 - suddenly not recognized

I'm running Windows 7 and I also have an XP box on Oracle VM (this will become relevant in the following explanation). My problem is: Until yesterday my pendrive was recognized, I could read and write ...
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4answers
991 views

Reinitialize USB pendrive that was used to boot linux

I have a pendrive that was used to boot a linux image (created using dd if=... of=/dev/sd4 bs =1m on a mac) Now I would like to use it again as regular pendrive. Unfortunately I just have a windows ...
2
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2answers
889 views

Adding options to USB Flash Drive's autostart menu

When I insert my USB Flash Drive into my computer, I always get this little autostart popup: I was wondering, how to add elements to that list using the autorun.inf file? I know it's possible, ...
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2answers
2k views

Writing autorun.inf file for USB drive [duplicate]

I would like to write an autorun.inf file for my USB pen. My current autorun.inf file contains the following. However, it is NOT doing anything. [autorun] icon=drum.ico label=New label for drive ...
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0answers
478 views

My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

I'm using a Sandisk 4 GB flash drive on a Windows XP machine and just found it cannot be read anymore. The OS keeps telling me the disk cannot be read and if I'm to reformat it now. I have ...
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0answers
189 views

USB malfunction preventing system shutdown and My Computer page fails to load

I own a Lenovo G530 which is running Window XP Service Pack 3. I have run into some problem which concerns the USB ports. Yesterday, I inserted a USB flash drive (pen drive) into one of the port. ...
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2answers
1k views

Making pendrive bootable for Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive I have to make pen-drive bootable for my Windows XP ISO file. I'm Using Windows 7 ultimate. I saw many links on net whose ...
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0answers
552 views

Installing windows xp keeps repeating setup from USB

I'm trying to install windows XP from USB but after setup copies the files. It says it has to restart. And when it restarts, it comes back again on the setup. It is repeating the same process again ...
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1answer
473 views

Windows XP USB driver

I am facing a problem with a Windows XP SP3 (Home Edition) and USB devices. When I connect a USB Stick device, it is recognized but the Hardware Wizard pops up and I cannot find any drivers. The USB ...
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3answers
5k views

Installing XP through USB-flash disc

I don't know whether this could be asked here... So, Pardon me for this. Probably, this is based on My laptop and a contradiction to this question asked already here... I tried to format my ...
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4answers
4k views

How to make an USB bootable with Windows XP?

I've tried for several days to make an USB Bootable with Windows XP, I want to install the OS in a computer that doesn't have CD. I know there are some utilities that make this but the thing is I ...
2
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2answers
2k views

What is the difference between these boot order options?

I am trying to install XP on a Compaq netbook. I am getting a pendrive ready to boot the system with xp installation. Which of these three options is the correct one when choosing the boot order ...
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1answer
274 views

Traces left in OS after copying files between USB drives

If I plug two USB flash drives into a networked computer running Windows XP and copy files from one to another, are there any traces left and can the specific files be traced? I dont want any of my ...
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3answers
6k views

Bootmgr is missing for Windows XP

I know that there are so many posts on this subject but none of them worked for me. I have Ubuntu on my machine and I would like to install Windows XP. As my CD/DVD reader does not work, I made a ...
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3answers
11k views

Where do I get a generic driver for a USB flash drive for MS Windows XP?

Nope, my Windows XP's "c:[OS folder]\system32\drivers" folder doesn't have it. The technical guys removed it. And nope, automatic driver search doesn't work. Also, the machine doesn't have CD/DVD ...
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1answer
155 views

USB memory always appears as 'unformatted'

Whenever I plug a USB stick into my laptop, I am told the drive is 'not formatted'. I've tried this with three USB sticks (with data on them) on all available ports and it's the same. I'm using ...
3
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1answer
895 views

How to create bootable USB flash drive with more than one installation O.S.? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a multiboot USB key? What I want to do is to get Windows 7 installation (both x64 + x86) XP installation SP3 HBCD All together in 1 USB flash drive. Is ...
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3answers
1k views

Install XP over Ubuntu. (Flash Drive)

My girlfriend needs to install Windows XP over Ubuntu on her PC, because she need to run some software that Wine and a visual machine can't handle as well as the 'real' thing. Problem is, it seems ...
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1answer
116 views

Flash drive file corruption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover files from an USB flash drive? I think I may have pulled my jump drive out before it had time enough to save all the information. When I tried to open ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I make Windows XP bootable from a flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It Can I run Windows XP from a USB flash drive? I know how to make a bootable flash drive, but when I attempted to ...
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1answer
364 views

Don't want “Safely Remove Hardware” procedure under Windows XP

I am using a PC with Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7. Under Windows 7, I can simply physically remove any USB stick. Files are written directly, when this is finished I just pull out the USB ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I format a USB drive as limited user without administrative privileges on Windows XP?

I'm trying to format my corrupted USB drive from school, where the Windows formatting tool has been disabled by the Administrator. Is there any alternative utility I can use? (preferably portable, ...
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0answers
72 views

Creating a Windows 7 bootable flash drive from a Windows XP machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 boot from downloaded .iso I have a Windows 7 CD that I copied the contents to my Flash drive, unfortunately it doesn't boot up. I tried looking up various ...
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2answers
145 views

How to install windows and other softwares from usb drive Windows

I'm wondering if it's possible to install Windows 7, XP along with other software after the Windows installation. All in one shot. The 'other software' would be eg: Nero, Antivirus, etc. I know it's ...
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2answers
1k views

Unable to format, or access data contents of i-Ball pen drive

Every time I try to access the contents of my pen drive in any PC I see a dialog box with the following error message: Disk is not formatted I then give it the order to format the pen drive. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

My USB drive is not working. What options do I have?

I have Windows XP SP2 on an Intel motherboard with a P4 processor. All of its USB ports are malfunctioning. When I connect a speaker, mouse or anything through those USB ports, they are working fine. ...
2
votes
2answers
350 views

Computer reboots when I plug in a flash drive

I am working on a Compaq EVO 310 for my uncle. It is a 2.0GHZ P4 machine. I have done the following: Installed a 500GB HDD fresh install of WinXP Pro 32 bit installed all drivers from the compaq ...
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1answer
112 views

how to deal with virus coming from removable media like Flash Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus protection for flash drives. I have printing setup where people come to print their documents. The problem is that despite having up-to-date anti-virus that ...
2
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1answer
873 views

Should I Use Flash Card Or USB Flash Drive With eBoostr (ReadyBoost) For Windows XP?

I have 1GB of RAM and would like to know what kind of memory device will be best for use with eBoostr (something like ReadyBoost). I have heard that flash cards are faster than USB flash drives. What ...
4
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3answers
1k views

USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP

In the last week, some of my USB devices have failed to be recognised on my Windows XP SP3 laptop. It first happened with 2 external USB HDD enclosures connected through a mini USB hub. Connecting ...
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1answer
80 views

USB drive dead after stopping copying process on Snow Leopard Server

I was copying to a flash drive from our Snow Leopard server when I stopped the copying process half way through. The device then disappeared from the Desktop. So I unplugged it and plugged it right ...
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2answers
612 views

Lost data after removing USB stick

I foolishly removed my USB stick from a Windows XP machine seemingly without unmounting it (or whatever the Window equivalent is..). Anyway, on inserting the stick into my linux machine, the file I ...
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1answer
1k views

Transfer a working Windows XP installation to USB pen

I would like to put my working windows xp installation on a usb pen and get rid of the hard disk (it's a video poker machine so performance of usb is not an issue and hd break very easily). How can I ...
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1answer
512 views

Device is no longer USB 2.0?

I have a 32 GB pen drive that I have turned into my PC repair kit. I have formatted it to be a boot-able drive with multiple .iso's for different options. Recently however whenever I plug in the ...
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3answers
7k views

Can I run the Android SDK/ADB from a USB Drive on Windows XP?

I have no intention of programming anything, however I need to install the Android SDK in order to use Droid VNC Server. I have about 7 different computers at work that I use and I can't install this ...
5
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1answer
1k views

USB flash drive disconnecting and reconnecting continually

Short question One of my flash drives is continually disconnecting and reconnecting on Windows XP. I plugged it in and for few seconds I can see a drive letter in "My Computer". After few seconds it ...