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hi i have a flash drive 256 Mb that used to work, and is returned by the customer. Upon inserting it in the USB connector, you hear the ping sound  showing it is recognised. However in explorer, there is no removable disk entry. I checked in the disk management, where it is shown as not initialised. How can i initialise it (i guess it is the same as partitioning it) and use it again?

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Question by:nobus
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by:Cyber-Dude
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Check the services table for any service named: "Removable Disk" to see if it is initialized;

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yavooza earned 200 total points
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Hi nobus

First connect you flash drive in the usb and try this test below and tell me the results.


Just go to My computer and right clik it and then clik on the properties tab .
Then the system properties will pop up . Click on the  Hardware tab . Click on the Device Manager .

U will see the devide manager  showing all the devices connected to you machine.

double clik on  the Universal Bus controllers.

U will see USB Root hub . double clik on it to open the usb properties window.

Click on the Power tab . If you flash disk is connected you should see it detected in the attached devises window . chekc this out and report to mee

we will get it fixed


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by:nobus
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Yavooza, it is there, what now?
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by:pjcrooks2000
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See if you can reformat the drive :)
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by:nobus
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I cannot, it does not give the option. - i know how to format the drive -

i repeat my question : how can i initialise the drive?
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by:pjcrooks2000
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Has this problem been resolved?   Thanks for the points, i was not expecting any :)

Let us know how you got on with it please!

cheers
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by:Cyber-Dude
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Right click 'My Computer' => Manage => Services => 'Removable Storage' => Start...

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by:nobus
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cyber, that was impossible as i told above; i managed in Win ç! by installing the software that came with it, it gives the option to partition/ format. When i clicked it, it said to clear the password, which i did, and all data was there again!   Nice trick hé . I'm fond of myself now ...
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:)

Good for you...

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by:pjcrooks2000
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Heh good one.... Oooh if only i knew thats what you had I have the smae thing on my USB pen drive with the password enabled you can't see the drive :)

good on ya!
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