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Usb Storage Device Not Working


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#1 computer novice girl

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 03:58 AM

Hi Guys,

I've got a 2G Rundisk USB stick..that I'm trying to access on my laptop. For some reason whenever I try to access the drive and double click on it I am getting this message

" The disk in drive E is not formatted
do you want to format it now?"

If I press no the window closes and I'm back to whereI started..If I press yes I get a FORMAT Removable Disk Dialog Box...saying that if I format the disk I will lose all my data...and I don't really want that...

Is there a way to get around this? or is my only resort to format my disk and save my USB stick and lose the data?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Confused - Chakhaas

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 06:35 AM

Happens alot. Usually due to people just pulling the drive out without using the windows "safely remove hardware" function, though they do not last forever and sometimes just go south. :thumbsup:
I'd try the drive in another computer.
If it's still a problem, before you format it you may still be able to get the data off it with Smart Flash Recovery, it's freeware.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 10:02 PM

Thanks, mate...

Yeah I think I'm guilty of doing the above..I was suspicious that it was the problem..now learnt my lesson and won't do it again...

Thanks for your help..

Chakhaas




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