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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not read data on USB drive

25 Apr 2014   #11
Carolyn MO

Windws 7 Pro 64 bit

Yes, but I don't remember what it was.

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25 Apr 2014   #12
Carolyn MO

Windws 7 Pro 64 bit

I reconnected the Windows 7 computer and put in a Verbatim flash drive. It read it just fine. I then put the problem flash drive in and it read it just fine. I thought I had restarted my computer when I had the problem. For some reason, turning it completely off and then on again helped. Thank both of you for your input.
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25 Apr 2014   #13
Carolyn MO

Windws 7 Pro 64 bit

I reconnected my Windows 7 computer and inserted a Verbatim flash drive. It read it just fine. I then inserted the problem flash drive and it also read it just fine. Apparently, turning the computer completely off and restarting it helped. I had thought I had restarted when I had the problem. Thank you both for your input.

I didn't see this being posted the first time and posted it again.
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25 Apr 2014   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Glad your problem is resolved.

Most of the time power cycling the PC - that is turning off the desktop, plugging out the mains power cable and leaving it in that condition for about 10 minutes or more to completely shed all charge in it - helps resolve some quirky problems.

Actually it would help if you periodically shed the charge like this.
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