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Windows 7: Flash drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every second.

29 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Flash drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting every second.

So I have this pretty sweet flash drive. 64GB and USB 3.0. I used it for a while but it wasn't fast enough so I enabled write caching. The downside to write caching is that unplugging the flash drive without ejecting is more dangerous. I don't know if this was the problem or even when the problem started, but one day my flash drive stopped working. A while later it started saying it was unformatted, I forgot what I did. But today I went to format it.

After plugging it in the "You need to format this drive to format it. Would you like to do that now?" popped up. I closed it, then it popped up again. And again. And again and again and again. These windows also interuppted whatever I was doing, being thrusted on top of all the other windows. Also they happened every single second. On "Computer" I could see my flash drive disappearing and reappearing for a brief moment every second.

System Specs:
Intel i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Jealous?)
Windows 7 professional service pack 1 2009

I recently enabled my paging file if that means anything. That's all I can remember doing.
I'm pretty much unable to do anything with the drive because I only have time to type one letter before yet another formatting window pops up. Also the drive keeps disconnecting or something so any formats will fail.

I have used a USB SSD and other flash drive today and they both worked fine.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model flash drive sweet is not a specific description :)

I'd say the error would most like say must initialize caused by not properly removing the device
let windows initialize it you pretty much have no choice as far as I know :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

The only thing I can think of is go to. With the flash drive plugged in.
Start Orb
Right tick on Computer and select Open.

If your flash drive shows up right tick on it and select Format.

I also noticed in your system specs you have two anti virus programs.
That alone can cause all kinds of problems.

Antivirus AVG, MalwareBytes, Microsoft Security Essentials
Browser Chrome
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Dec 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
It's a:
Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive, Black (SP064GBUF3B30V1K)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I was able to try formatting my drive from the computer but it failed because the flash drive kept disconnected and reconnecting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi Zephandrypus

Please go to SP / Silicon Power-High quality, Exclusive and Unique Leading memory storage brand
and download the USB Flash Drive Recovery For Repairing. More important, read what the manufacturer has stated therein. Do not skip.

After you had downloaded the IEEE1667-SWITCH.rar, unzip it. Remove all other USB storage devices( like external drives/flash drives/USB hubs/external Card Readers/ printers with card readers), plug in only your faulty Silicon Power Flash drive, ensure that your internet connection is alive and active, and run the IEEE1667-SWITCH.exe. This is an online tool. Allow it to complete the operation online. Hopefully your flash drive should be repaired. Report whether it was successful or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2015   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and thanks,
I'd go for pny's personally but every brand I suppose might have some lemons/ defective units PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - P-FD64GTBOP-GE: Computers & Accessories
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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