How do you determine whether a flash drive is dead? I cannot find it on disk management.
Posted on 2011-03-11
I have a USB thumb drive that is not being detected. I am trying to retrieve files from it but I cannot connect to it. I don't see it on "My Computer" and I can't see it on Disk Management.
The USB drive lights turn on as soon as you plug it in but I do not see any reaction from the computer.
I have tried it on multiple computers and all have the same result.
Is this thumb drive no longer functional? Or is there another way to check to see if its still working?
I checked on Windows XP / 7.