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Windows 7: USB Problem. Need HELP BADLY.

01 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 
USB Problem. Need HELP BADLY.

Hi there,
Sorry for this, I don't know if I'm the right section but please let me.

I have bought a new Flash drive (1GB) to use as storage for my driver installers and application.
When I copy my files it seems to be alright and finished without any problem. I safely remove the USB from the Computer and shut down my system.
When I'm about to use it to one of my friend's PC and error came out. "Please insert Last Disk/Multi Volume Set...blah blah.." I click ok, but error pops-out again so I click cancel.

All of my files on the USB drive don't work or corrupted, folders are empty, some of the installers work, but with only size amounting from 1kb-800kb. I also tried using the warranty and replacing it with a new one but still same problem, I also tried copying these files to other computer and try if it will do the trick but no luck.

I also tried formatting my USB drive several times but no luck, even tried the low-level format as what stated to other forums but no luck. I don't know how to fix this, if I'm about to use the warranty again and same problem, I have to dump this USB disk.
So I really need your help. Thanks!

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01 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

How are you copying the files to the flash drive?

Does it work on your computer after you safely remove it then reinsert it?
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01 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
How are you copying the files to the flash drive?

Does it work on your computer after you safely remove it then reinsert it?

> normaly copy and pasting, I've also tried dragging files from the source to the USB.

>> Yes I've tried removing the drive and reinsert if to test if it will work, the USB Autoplay pops-out but folders are empty and files are corrupted, double clicked installers it just open and closes a "Command prompt".

thanks for the response.
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01 Apr 2011   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
File

I don't know what file you are working with. But just try this it won't take more than a second.
Open a command prompt and navigate to your usb stick and the directory in which your *.exe resides. Type in your file name and hit enter. Answer back and let us know.
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01 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I don't know what file you are working with. But just try this it won't take more than a second.
Open a command prompt and navigate to your usb stick and the directory in which your *.exe resides. Type in your file name and hit enter. Answer back and let us know.
I know this is to launch the *.exe program right? yes it successfully launch the program but not the installer itself, it just opened a command prompt and closes.
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01 Apr 2011   #6

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Files?

What are the files like? Is there a *.msi or an *.exe?

Test: copy a *.txt file to the usb stick and the navigate to copy and see if you can open and read it.
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02 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
What are the files like? Is there a *.msi or an *.exe?

Test: copy a *.txt file to the usb stick and the navigate to copy and see if you can open and read it.
yes most of my files are *.msi, *.exe and *.rar some contained in a folder.
I tried to copy a *.txt file on USB, and it did copy, but can't read anything upon opening the file. I type in "testing" but when I opened it from the USB, it is all blank.
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02 Apr 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You have something running on the stick. Best to remove the data and wipe it using DiskPart Clean All to wipe it of all code including bootsector, then reformat NTFS Logical: Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums

You can do all of this with free Partition Wizard bootable CD as well.
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02 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have something running on the stick. Best to remove the data and wipe it using DiskPart Clean All to wipe it of all code including bootsector, then reformat NTFS Logical: Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums

You can do all of this with free Partition Wizard bootable CD as well.
thanks for this, I successfully do the DiskPart Clean All and finished successfully, but you mentioned that I have to format this as NTFS Logically, it's not on the drop-down list when using disk management to create a new volume (Simple Volume). only FAT and FAT32 is on the list.
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02 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (build 6701) sp1
 
 

Seems the last post did the trick, haven't tried putting the *msi, *.exe, and *.rar files It's getting late, I'll try to get some sleep first, I will get back to this as soon as It really did the trick or not. Thanks! Goodnight
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