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 until I reboot my PC!
How do I fix this issue?
You'll probably have to refresh Device Manager. For a short-term fix, try this:
- Open Device Manager (type
devmgmt.mscon the search box)
- Click Scan for hardware changes