Why are my USB sticks being wiped out by windows 7?
Posted on 2013-12-10
I have a user that has had 2 128gig USB sticks wiped clean on her dell xps 13 running win7 pro sp1 fully updated. Last weekend she called me in a panic telling me the her USB was blanked out...I figured it was hardware failure. Well today she had another 128gig stick wiped out again. USB sticks are now unformatted - user knows how to safely remove them. We do not have policy's in place to prevent using usbs- this user is an admin on her machine.
The USB sticks are microcenter branded 128gig - so could it be possible that they are crap? Or is windows really reformatting them on its own?
Any help would be appreciated.