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Windows 7: USB Sticks Stop Working After A Few Minutes


17 Sep 2012   #11

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A couple of more questions:

1. Are you plugging the USB directly into the USB port of the computer, or via a hub?
2. Do you use the same antivirus on both netbook and dekstop? Trying disabling them temporarily to see if they aren't blocking access to the USB.
3. Are you able to run a chkdsk on the USB drive?


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17 Sep 2012   #12

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
A couple of more questions:

1. Are you plugging the USB directly into the USB port of the computer, or via a hub?
2. Do you use the same antivirus on both netbook and dekstop? Trying disabling them temporarily to see if they aren't blocking access to the USB.
3. Are you able to run a chkdsk on the USB drive?
Yes direct on the computer
No i have MaCaffe on my netbook and adaware on my desktop but my macaffe says its trusted
and how i do checkdisk?
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17 Sep 2012   #13

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Adaware is known for causing problems. The same can be said for MuckAfee.

I recommend uninstalling both of them.

Install MSE,Microsoft Security Essentials, which causes zero problems and is excellent.

Link to MSE in my signature.

Incidentally, Adaware is rather useless.
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17 Sep 2012   #14

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Try disabling McCrappee, and see if that helps.

To run chkdsk:

1. Click
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd in the list, and choose Run as administrator
4. If your USB drive is F:, type chkdsk /R F: and hit enter

EDIT : I agree with Karls suggestion -replace your current AV with MSE.
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17 Sep 2012   #15

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Adaware is known for causing problems. The same can be said for MuckAfee.

I recommend uninstalling both of them.

Install MSE,Microsoft Security Essentials, which causes zero problems and is excellent.

Link to MSE in my signature.

Incidentally, Adaware is rather useless.
but the Macaffe is part of my notebook its built in to it if you no what i mean?

so what shall i use on my desktop then that's FREE

and is MSE free?
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17 Sep 2012   #16

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Yep, MSE is free...McCrappee is well.........crap.
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17 Sep 2012   #17

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Try disabling McCrappee, and see if that helps.

To run chkdsk:

1. Click
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd in the list, and choose Run as administrator
4. If your USB drive is F:, type chkdsk /R F: and hit enter

EDIT : I agree with Karls suggestion -replace your current AV with MSE.
ok it says fat 32 but its hanging on 0% complete for checking files and folders, probally cause it cant read it again
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17 Sep 2012   #18

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

1. MSE is FREE.

2. Muckafee is NOT built-in. Just:
Control Panel | Programs and Features | scroll down the list until you find Muckafee. | right-click on MuckAfee | choose UNINSTALL.

If you would rather:
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

Use MSE on ALL of your computers.

MSE is the AV I use, I install, I recommend.
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17 Sep 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kmjnhh123 View Post
ok it says fat 32 but its hanging on 0% complete for checking files and folders, probally cause it cant read it again
Be patient - give it some time.
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17 Sep 2012   #20

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

kmjnhh,

Since you have had zero or rather worthless AV protection, then :

There is the possibility that your computers, both of them, are infected.

First, get rid of Adaware and Muckaffee and install MSE.

After MSE makes its initial scan, which will happen automatically, then let us know how things go.
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