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Windows 7: TCell USB 3.0 16Gb flash drive will not show up in my computer

08 May 2013   #1
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
TCell USB 3.0 16Gb flash drive will not show up in my computer

ok, so i put some files of a tv show on the flash drive to watch on my xbox. i had previously formatted the flash drive in NTFS because i had a file larger than 4Gb i needed my wife to send to me in afghanistan. the flash drive wouldnt show up on the xbox and i remembered it was because of the formatting i'd done.

so i formatted the drive in FAT32 and put the files back on the drive. the xbox recognized the drive just fine, but wouldnt play the movie file types. so i put the flash drive back in the computer to wipe it clean and now it won't show up on either one of my computers. it does show up in disk management, however, its not really usable (see the attached picture).

in the picture, disk 5 (I: ) is the flash drive in question. i don't know what disk 4 (G: ) is because i don't have any other removable drives plugged in currently.


any help is appreciated! i've searched through some previous threads, but havent found much, unless i missed something.

thanks!
Colin




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08 May 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi socrgy9

I don't see any picture or I might be blind.
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08 May 2013   #3
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

sorry! i've got a million things going on right now and i forgot to attach the pic. its attached now
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08 May 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What does it say in Device Manager ?
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08 May 2013   #5
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

device manager says this. the flash drive in question is the Innostar NAND flash device


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08 May 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

When you right click on Safely Remove Hardware on the systray does it show up there?
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08 May 2013   #7
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

Safely Removed Hardware doesn't show up when i plug it in. it makes the noise when i plug it in like everytime i plug in a USB device, but thats all.


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08 May 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You could try unplugging all of the USB devices you have. Right click on the USB MASSIVE STORAGE and click on Uninstall restart the PC and have Windows reinstall them.
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08 May 2013   #9
socrgy9

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

do you mean unplug all the USB storage devices i have and try that?
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08 May 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes like external USB hard drives , USB printers , and such
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 TCell USB 3.0 16Gb flash drive will not show up in my computer




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