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Use lsblk and lsblk -f to examine the disk sizes, partition tables, and their assigned names. Temporarily mount unrecognized partitions at /mnt or somewhere similar, to look inside. $ lsblk -o name,type,size,fstype,label NAME TYPE SIZE FSTYPE LABEL sda disk 596.2G ├─sda1 part 100M vfat EFI ├─sda2 part 100M ...


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I've decided to expand upon my comment. According to this article, if you assign a drive letter to a USB it will try to use the same letter next time, provided it is available. To ensure that you get the same drive letter, it is recommended that you use a letter M-Z. Open Windows Explorer, right click on Computer in the left pane, and select Manage. This ...


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Summary in Bold. I Also had this problem and just solved it by chance. Yesterday I mounted my USB thru' a VMWare session on a SOE; today the same device would not mount [it is one of 2 devices I sync with daily as an offsite backup]. Looking at the Computer Management console (as described previously) I could see in 'Device Manager' the 'Universal Serial Bus ...


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I did some more research and looked in my Device Manager. I did see one "USB Hub" or some such with an exclamation point on it. And some of my research suggested updating drivers. So I went to ASUS' site and downloaded USB 3.0 drivers, figuring it couldn't hurt, even if they were already installed. It turns out they were not already installed. So my problem ...


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Actually, it is a little different for different Windows OS. that means if a Lenovo running Windows 10/8.1/8 to boot from USB is different from that of a Windows 7 Lenovo computer. See how to boot form Lenovo from the USB flash drive for details. this post described different method for different operating systems. i find it very useful.


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Short answer : Yes it is an ok idea to have a VM on a flash disk but there are better alternatives. From looking at the specs of the flash disk it'll be fine Write speeds for a 3.71gb file were 70mb/s on this disk. From my experience with flash disk it should last atleast a year. Unless you really want to do serious heavy duty stuff Long answer: Using a ...


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The fact that the device is not connected to a network does not mean that CE agrees with that. It could see the device itself (localhost) as network. I thought that autorun.inf (not exe) would run from the root of the usb stick, not from a folder. Making this location dependent on the processor type doesn't seem logical. Did you test with autorun in the ...


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The fault may lie in the USB stick itself. From one PC I copied a directory of a few dozen 1GB files to the USB stick, carried it to a second PC, plugged it in, and saw only the empty directory, without the files. The same symptom as the CD player, but without using the CD player. I'll retry this with other USB sticks from the same batch. If the fault ...


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(Assuming Windows) I satisfied similar requirements by using PowerShell in combination with a scheduled task. Identify the WMI event that best relates to a USB drive being connected. Create a scheduled task that will run a PowerShell script file when the event is fired. In your script verify the device is actually attached and recover the path. Identify ...


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Happened the same to me. Try using gparted then wipe the flash drive without any filesystem. I then plugged in Windows and it worked and prompted to format to FAT32. I think that happened because I used the flash drive to boot a linux installation before.


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It may be one of two things. It may simply be defective, though assuming you have used it without issue in the past this may not be the case. It has a corrupted filesystem, which would unfortunately require a format and erase any data. If you suspect it is neither of these, it may need to be replaced unfortunately. It seems that you have already run many ...


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The SerialNumber will see you right. The DeviceID property also looked promising, but that is only static on the one system. To test I inserted two USB Drives and ran the following command in PowerShell: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume | select Name, DeviceID, SerialNumber The initial output looked like this: Name DeviceID ...


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After a long internet browsing... i conclude that this flash drive is a fake flash drive. well it's 10 dollars... but yeah i hope more from it. to all the answers above, i cant use any of the tools because i need to format it first but i cant... well, i surrender.. this made in china thing really freak me out. thankyou to all you guys, very fast ...


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To deal with the above problem the solution can be breifed as follows : Step 1 : Identify The Real Size Of Your flash disk : first thing you need to identify it’s speed class, it is to verify if you can write files to the advertised capacity for your flash disk. In order to test it you could use H2testw 1.4 Step 2 : Identifying Software To Repair Your ...


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It might not be counterfeit, but have a messed up partition table. Doing this could help even if it is counterfeit, as even counterfeits are usually larger than 4MB. I recently had this happen with an 8GB flash drive of mine that I had configured as a boot disk and was showing up as 2-8MB (I forget precisely how many). You need a partition manager that can ...


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It's a Counterfeit/Fake Memory Drive: Quote from eBay from a paper trying to make people aware of the issue: Fake memory drives have cracked hardware that will display fake/oversize capacity when you connect it to your computer. It may appear you can load this capacity on the drive, but as soon as you go over its real capacity the files will ...


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One solution is to create a smaller 8GB partition if the BIOS doesn't support booting from a larger 16GB USB. You will sacrifice space, but should be able to use it to boot. This method won't work if the entire 16GB is needed, but the post indicates everything fits on 2GB. NOTE: This will remove all data from the USB and create an 8GB partition. From an ...


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(1) Get rid of the Sandisk USB - they always give problems on making a USB bootable - something in the sectors that prevent it. Some work some don't even with syslinux. Most other brands always work (Lexar, even cheap EMT, etc) but the best as always is Verbatim. Strangely enough, all Sandisk USBs 2Gb and under, don't exhibit this problem. Long story short, ...


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As you are using windows, you might need this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows Most current BIOS have a key to boot from alternative devices, so you might need not change the boot order. This guide says the key F12: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-ubuntu-desktop


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Run a CHKDSK command (Check disk) from a Admin level DOS prompt, or from the Disk properties (Right click drive in my computer : Properties : Tools tab : "Check now" button in windows 7). This will check the directory structure, which sounds like the problem here. I am old school so I usually type this into a command prompt and if the drive was F: then it ...


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Ubuntu has a built-in application for creating a bootable Ubuntu live USB for installing Ubuntu called Startup Disk Creator which is more reliable than UNetbootin. Search the Dash for Startup Disk Creator and click the Startup Disk Creator icon to open the Make Startup Disk window. The USB flash drive that you use with Startup Disk Creator should be 2GB or ...


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It seems that you are using UEFI (otherwise Secure Boot should not be an option). Some - if not all - motherboards do not display boot options as long as the device is not inserted. But first, make sure you are using a recent Ubuntu 64bit version. Also, if on the device (when you open it) there is an EFI directory it should be able to boot via UEFI. Some ...


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Have you tried SD Formatter? While its designed for SD card it also works on USB flash drive. Another possibility is that, something wrong with the controller and in this case you'll need a "USB Production" tool to fully restore the capacity(and block possible bad sectors), however you need to find the exact tool for your flash drive and might not worth the ...


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There are a couple of ways to fix this problem. Some of them are mentioned in the other answer, but I don't think that is the case. I've had the same problem several time. Here's what you have to try... 1. Download a tool called CheapEasy and check your device VID and PID. 2. Go here and enter the device VID or PID and search for the flash tool for your ...



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