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Windows 7: USB Drive keeps disconnecting

23 Nov 2011   #11

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just google for "recover files from usb stick". Or first open a "command prompt" and do:

replace H with driveleter of usb pendrive

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23 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Something here in the following link to try:
Tips for solving problems with USB devices

Disconnecting a device

Most USB devices can be removed and unplugged. When unplugging storage devices, such as USB flash drives, make sure that the computer has finished saving any information to the device before removing it. If the device has an activity light, wait for a few seconds after the light has finished flashing before unplugging it.

If you see the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area on the right side of the taskbar, you can use this as an indication that devices have finished all operations in progress and are ready to be removed. Click the icon and you'll see a list of devices. Click the device that you want to remove. Windows will display a notification telling you it's safe to remove the device.


You can also safely remove devices from the Computer folder. Click the Start button , click Computer, right-click the device you want to remove, and then click Eject.

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23 Nov 2011   #13

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

here is a good video that will help >>> Learn Windows 7 - Device Manager - YouTube
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23 Nov 2011   #14

windows 7 Pro x64

Hi babuahmed

I had similar problem myself, back in Uni.
What I did: I have inserted my pendrive into USB slot, and held it with my hands so that OS sees it, my mate then made copy of docs from pen to desktop.
I believe your dirve is damaged, try this trick... Good luck...
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23 Nov 2011   #15
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If you're getting the Autoplay menu, see if the stick shows up in Computer.

If so rightclick on it to open Properties>Tools and run Disk Check with both repair option boxes checked
to see if it will repair it.
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24 Nov 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Kaktussoft,i did command prompt and it says:
Volume in drive C has no label
file not Found.

What does that mean?i did chkdisk by CMD and dat command shows that.i have all my files but can not do anything with them.

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24 Nov 2011   #17

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

If chkdsk /R does not run to completion or help you, the only thing I can think of is something like Recuva or GetDataBack. I don't know if those 2 applications work on USB drives.

Otherwise, you may need a professional data recovery service and that would cost hundreds of dollars.
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24 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I tried to use data recovery but my pen drive does not stay connect and reconnect by itself .
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24 Nov 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

The drive and data is done for at this point unless you do what ignatzatsonic said (post #17) in his last sentence.
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24 Nov 2011   #20

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chkdsk /r /f j:
if j is your usb-stick
post results
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