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#1 stew0001

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

Corsaire Voyager flash drive, was working fine one day and the next day the computer would recognise it, it showed up in device manager, but computer would not let me get to files on it.

funny thing is, i plug it into the usb on the side of my tv, and it shows all files on it, and lets me view the JPGs as well.

 

system is on win XP (with sp3) usb2, flash drive is usb3, but working fine for 18 months. fortunatly there was no crytical files on it,

after the loss of major files on a dead HD, I now have a backup on an external HD next to the computer, and another HD i update when needed that is kept in a seperate place, bit paranoid maybe, but once bitten....



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

With flash drives...I would try it on another system.  To try to pinpoint where the problem may lie.

 

If it shows in Device Manager...I'd have to suspect something amiss with the Windows USB drivers and I would uninstall/reinstall the USB controllers (not hubs, not devices) via Device Manager.

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:42 PM

Thanks, forgot to mention the system does recognise and oped files on another flash drive, as well as external HD connected via USB,

got so frustrated last night i didnt just reinstall the drivers, thought I might have picked up a virus, so done a format and reinstalled windows



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:18 PM

If the drive is reflected in My Computer...try running the chkdsk /r command on it.

 

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