I have a strange problem in that when I insert a pen drive (USB key/USB flash drive) into my Sony Vaio Laptop the files are deleted from it. I suspect this may be some kind of virus, but I have scanned with Symantec, using the latest definitions, and various anti-spyware programmes but even if things are found and removed the problem persists. So I wonder if it is some kind of bug within Windows.
First of all the drive is recognised, then sometimes I get a message saying the drive can't be recognised, or is corrupted or can't be accessed, and then a few seconds later everything is deletd. If I plug it into another computer, all of the files are gone. I have tried this with a number of pen drives.
I haven't changed anything recently so I really don't know where to begin. Naturally it is frustrating because people are giving me pen drives with files on and my computer is deleting all of them. I am running XP home.
If anybody could offer any suggestions I would be very grateful.
All the best,
Edited by fox93, 31 July 2010 - 10:02 AM.