Solved

USB Flash Drive

Posted on 2011-02-11
6
381 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have a desktop pc whose OS is windows 7 and a laptop whose OS is win exp prof.  i bought a HP 4 gig flash drive.  It works fine on my desktop, but when I plug it into my8 laptop, and try to view it in My computer, although it sees the drive as F, but when I click on it, it says to insert the disk.  I have checked in the Device Manager, and there are no errors.  Hope someone could give me some tips on how to troubleshoot and fix this problem. Thank u.
0
Comment
Question by:jegajothy
6 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:ZombieAutopsy
ID: 34871197
Go back into Computer management and look at Disk Management and see what it says in there about the flash drive.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:rabindrajha
ID: 34871201
0
 

Author Comment

by:jegajothy
ID: 34871619
in response to zombieautopsy, under Disk Management, it does not show the Flash Drive at all.  thank u
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 34877843
it can be the drive is bad -  test it on the W7 desktop, (copy data elsewhere) and reformat it
you can also check for errors in device manager of the laptop, or in event logs
0
 
LVL 91

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 34877857
and updating the drivers can help too
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
rbudj earned 500 total points
ID: 34878670
Have you tried a different USP port? Do you shut down USB devices before you pull them out of your computer? I have seen on numerous occasions that a person inserts a USB device into their computer and when they want to pull it out they just do it without shutting down the device first. This can cause problems with future USB devices causing Windows to not map the drivers. Not saying this is the case but is it a possibility? Try the device in another computer. Do you have another new USB device to plug into your laptop to see if it works?
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now