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Windows 10 does not recognize USB flash drive

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#1 Charles88


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:28 AM

I owe a USB flash drive,however no idea if there is data on it.
I insert it into USB,it looks like the computer does not recognize the drive
I go to Device Manager,there is a option USB Mass Storage Device  ( indicated with a small yellow triangle )
Double clicking UBS Mass Storage Device provides a error message:
 - This device cannot start ( code 10 )
 - Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API
By the way: removing the flash drive from the computer removes the USB Mass Storage Device
What I am looking for is:
 - How can I determine if the flash drive contains data ?
 - If so,how to delete the data and add new data ?

Thank you

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#2 dc3


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 11:50 AM

Try using the flash drive in another computer and see if it works there.  If it isn't recognized it's probably dead.  If it isn't but the data is corrupted you can format the drive (FAT32 please) and start again. 


When you looked in the Device Manager did you uninstall the driver and then restart the computer so a new driver would be installed the next time the computer was started?

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