I didnt know where exactly to post this, so i appologise if its misplaced.
my flashdrive reads just fine in my pc but when inserted into my wifes gateway laptop it reads ' drive f is not formatted'
I dont want it formatted as it was data on it. I tried another flashdrive which is empty and formatted and it says the same thing. It seems any flashdrive i plug into the usb on the laptop says the same message?
Im not sure exactly which model gateway it is as i cannot find model info on it? it was refurbed but i have had it for a 2-3 years with no problem. It runs win XP. I tried looking on gateways help center but no luck and tried a few things i found through google but still no luck!
You have all helped me before, i believe in you all. thanks in advance for any suggestions
I realize this thread is 2 years old and I apologize for bumping it up but it is the most relevant thread I have found in all of my searches around the internet.
I am having this exact same issue running Windows XP 32 bit on my work laptop. The problem just began about a week ago. All USB ports are functioning with any device besides a flash drive. The same flash drives function perfectly in other computers. So far I have tried the following:
-removing all usb drivers/root hubs/mass storage devices
-removing usb and usbstor entries from the registry
-disconnecting any mapped network drives that might share the drive path with the flash drive
-manually assigning a new drive path that has never been connected to this computer (e.g. R:\)
-running malware bytes, combo fix, and ad-aware- no threats found
I am a school teacher and cannot possibly function without the use of my flash drives. Any suggestions or help that you all could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 12 September 2011 - 10:21 AM.
Split from old topic, sent PM to new OP.