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#1 Geoff777

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:02 PM

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I plugged my memory stick in as usual but does not show anymore in My Computer. I have some important files on there any ideas please?




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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:07 PM

Does the drive light up when inserted?
Have you tried it on other USB ports or another system?
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:36 AM

Hi

Thanks for your reply. yes l have tried it on every port on my laptop and every port on my wife's laptop. Interestingly, on my wifes laptop the drive shows in My Computer but when you try to open it it says "Please insert disk". Her laptop is running Win XP, mine is Win 7.
The USB stick lights up as usual when l plug it in either laptop. The stick is a Maxell 1GB S0720SV


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Posted 06 November 2010 - 06:45 AM

Do you hear the usb sound when you plug it in? Have you checked device manager, to see if the usb shows up there?

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

Assuming that the drive is still functional, you can try to force the USB to open.

Go to Start> Run and type in mmc devmgmt.msc and click on OK.

When the Device Manager opens right click on the icon of the two monitors at the top of the column, then click on Scan for hardware changes.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:29 PM

When l plug the stick in it makes the usual noise and shows up in Device manager. Not sure what yoiu mean by forcing it open, or the icon you mentioned though.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 10:46 PM

Two different things could be going on. On is a mechanical failure. Not good. :thumbsup:

If Dc3`s advice does not work but it is only a corrupted data problem then you may have some luck regaining access with Partition Find and Mount.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:20 AM

Hi

Thanks for your replies, tried the Find & mount software, good by the way, but unfortunately shows 0kb on the stick and cant find any partitions.

Is there anything else l can try before i throw it away.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:13 AM

Plug back into your wife's laptop and then in my computer right click in the usb, properties, tools, check now in error checking. Also tick "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" and then click start. After scan click on view details and take screenshot of the details.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:33 AM

Did you try Dc3`s suggestion?

Killerx525 states a valid suggestion. Worth a try.
However in this case it sounds like a mechanical failure so to speak. I`m afraid it may be destined for the round file. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:48 AM

Not sure what you mean by forcing it open, or the icon you mentioned though.
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The place you want to right click on is being pointed to by the arrow at the top of the picture below.

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After right clicking on this a menu will open with the choice to Scan for hardware changes, click on this.

Edited by dc3, 07 November 2010 - 11:49 AM.

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