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SanDisk Cruzer 16Gb flash drive - showing blank on 1 pc not on another?


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#1 CGATech

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:36 AM

Hi all, as per title my flash drive is reading/writing fine on my home PC (Win7) but is showing as having no space or files on my work PC (also Win7). I re-formatted the drive yesterday (after this problem arose in work) at home using the NTFS file system but am still having the same problem.

Up until yesterday I've had no problems using this drive on any system.

 

Any ideas?



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#2 Oni106

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:40 AM

It happend to my pen drive before but i can't remember exactly how i fixed it..

 

try this.. run elevated cmd

type chkdsk (drive letter) /f

chdksk G: /f

 

if it didn't fix the issue try chkdsk G: /r


Edited by Oni106, 02 July 2014 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:46 AM

if none of them worked.. BACK UP your files first from the other pc..

try this

 

run elevated cmd

type diskpart

list disk

select the disk where your drive is located

select disk 1

type clean

type create partition primary

type format fs=fat32 quick

type active

type assign

exit..


Edited by Oni106, 02 July 2014 - 05:47 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:18 AM

It happend to my pen drive before but i can't remember exactly how i fixed it..

 

try this.. run elevated cmd

type chkdsk (drive letter) /f

chdksk G: /f

 

if it didn't fix the issue try chkdsk G: /r

 

Tried this, got this message : Cannot open volume for direct access.

 

 

if none of them worked.. BACK UP your files first from the other pc..

try this

 

run elevated cmd

type diskpart

list disk

select the disk where your drive is located

select disk 1

type clean

type create partition primary

type format fs=fat32 quick

type active

type assign

exit..

 

Followed these steps, but no joy. Still showing as 0 bytes Used Space 0 bytes Free Space.

 

Thanks for trying though.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:31 AM

check disk management.. can you see there your pen drive??? if it's showing as 0 bytes bytes unallocated.. right click on it then create partition with maximum size



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:36 AM

if it still didn't work..try this http://u3.sandisk.com/download/lp_installer.asp.. it will restore your drive to its factory settings..just simply install it and you'll see there backup and restore all..  but you have to make sure that the install won't be halted, do NOT remove the drive while it's installing or it will mess up your drive..


Edited by Oni106, 02 July 2014 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

One other thing you may want to look at it if the Flash drive is assigned a drive letter by your Work computer. Open Disk Management on the Work computer with the Flash Drive attached. If no letter is assigned to the drive, right click the disk and assign a letter.




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