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Windows 7: My Flash Drive doesn't show on My Computer

04 Jun 2015   #1
jen24

windows 7
 
 
My Flash Drive doesn't show on My Computer

It shows in Disk Management but... look at how it looks like right now

How did i start?
Answer: It started when I plugged it in to another person's computer which I was supposed to reformat. I found out that computer has a virus. When I plugged it back to my own computer, it suddenly can not be detected and/or it was shown in my computer but it was faded.
By the way, my flash drive's name is not Chipsbank just like in the picture. I don't know how it was renamed like that.

PLEASE HELP ME.




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04 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Anything of value on that flash drive?

If not, try zeroing it with Tools for OSForensics - ImageUSB - Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives
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04 Jun 2015   #3
leejosepho

 

Here is where Puppy Linux occasionally comes in quite handily for me:
https://www.google.com/search?q=linux+puppy
Download latest Puppy Linux release
Long-Term-Supported WaryPuppy (LTS)

Various versions are available, and some have PAE versions for newer machines as well as non-PAE for older ones. In any case, gParted in Puppy can sometimes see and read things Windows cannot see and read...and then vice-versa also. The very simplest way to make use of Puppy is to burn a copy of a selected .iso to a CD and then boot into it without anything whatsoever being changed on your local machine. At the beginning of your first session, various options are displayed and then an option for saving your session and options will appear upon exit. At that point, if you wish, you can save a file anywhere you might wish to have those settings again appear the next time you boot from the CD into Puppy.
note: I typically select "No" at the last option during a save when it asks about copying Puppy files as part of your "Save" to allegedly make Puppy run faster then next time. In my own experience, that is not necessary.
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04 Jun 2015   #4
jen24

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Anything of value on that flash drive?

If not, try zeroing it with Tools for OSForensics - ImageUSB - Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives
It's not on the list


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04 Jun 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does it show if you hit refresh?

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Try uninstall in Device Manager, and scan for hardware changes later.

Seems it is reading L, but can't understand it is USB.
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05 Jun 2015   #6
jen24

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Does it show if you hit refresh?

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Try uninstall in Device Manager, and scan for hardware changes later.

Seems it is reading L, but can't understand it is USB.
Still nothing.
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08 Jun 2015   #7
aimeehayes68

window 7 64bit
 
 

try the flash drive on other computers, if it still can't be recognized, then it is damaged. you need to buy a new one
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08 Jun 2015   #8
jen24

windows 7
 
 

I can't believe this. My flash drive is almost new
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08 Jun 2015   #9
leejosepho

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jen24 View Post
I can't believe this. My flash drive is almost new
Funny things that are not funny can happen, and there might be a way to get it straightened out. For example, try using one or more of the many formatting utilities that can make a flash drive bootable and then use yet another utility of one kind or another to remove its "active" flag set for booting. I have a variety of flash drives with some of them being nothing more than inexpensive readers with memory cards inserted, and one of them has recently stopped working -- nothing shows anywhere at all -- in the machine where I had first set it up and added the files I wanted to be able to carry around.
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08 Jun 2015   #10
jen24

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leejosepho View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jen24 View Post
I can't believe this. My flash drive is almost new
Funny things that are not funny can happen, and there might be a way to get it straightened out. For example, try using one or more of the many formatting utilities that can make a flash drive bootable and then use yet another utility of one kind or another to remove its "active" flag set for booting. I have a variety of flash drives with some of them being nothing more than inexpensive readers with memory cards inserted, and one of them has recently stopped working -- nothing shows anywhere at all -- in the machine where I had first set it up and added the files I wanted to be able to carry around.
you have no idea how many softwares i have tried. still nothing
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