My USB mini pen disk can be read from and written to at all times. Howver when i unplug it without "stopping" it first (for God's sake what a pain in the butt), whatever writes I have made to the device are apparently undone by the time I next insert it.
e.g. Plug it in, copy a file to it, delete another file from it. I can read this new file from the device. Unpug it. Re-insert it, even into a different machine. The new file is not there, and the file I supposedly delete IS there!
How crap is that?
It happens with 2 different USB devices made by different companies.
If I go through the "stopping" procedure the writes appear to be confirmed correctly and all appears normal.
On my work PC which runs XPsp2 I can rip it out without "stopping" it and it seems to work as expected.
1. Why is this? Seems somewhat lame.
2. How can I stop changes being undone on an unsafe removal on 2000?