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Windows 7: USB Sticks Stop Working After A Few Minutes

17 Sep 2012   #51
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I definitely suggest that you continue without reformatting IF you want to continue to have problems.
If he can copy his files across, why shouldn't he get them off this possibly defective USB..............?


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17 Sep 2012   #52
Kmjnhh123

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I definitely suggest that you continue without reformatting IF you want to continue to have problems.
If he can copy his files across, why shouldn't he get them off this possibly defective USB..............?
but now its not working again i cant copy anythin again, it like on and off wen it feels like it and ive been tryin all day and this is the first time ive been able to copy for today
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17 Sep 2012   #53
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I agree. If he an get the files off, then first get the files off.

What I'm saying is that he will continue to have troubles with that stick unless he reformats and then runs chkdsk over the stick. Even then,the stick may be going south and will continue to be problematic until the stick is discarded. But first a successful NTFS formatting followed by a chkdsk /r
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17 Sep 2012   #54
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It certainly sounds like its very flaky - its up to you how long you want to persist with it. Maybe try run another chkdsk and see if it "feels" like co-operating a bit longer.....

Good luck.
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17 Sep 2012   #55
Kmjnhh123

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

do you guys want me to post a qik youtube vid of what happens?
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17 Sep 2012   #56
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nah, its OK. Its definitely on its last legs - we have seen many of those here. A format might breath some life into it.
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17 Sep 2012   #57
Kmjnhh123

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

erm guys it says i dont have rights to format it?
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17 Sep 2012   #58
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

kmjhh,

Just exactly how are you trying to format the stick?
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17 Sep 2012   #59
Kmjnhh123

Win 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
kmjhh,

Just exactly how are you trying to format the stick?
in My Computer and then clicking format on the right click options
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17 Sep 2012   #60
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Earlier I asked for a diskmanagement display.

With the usb stick plugged in,

Read this and carry procedure out.

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
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