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Windows 7: USB Drive shows as removable disk, won't open asks to insert disk

1 Week Ago   #1
Bason Journe

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
USB Drive shows as removable disk, won't open asks to insert disk

Hi,

Have a USB 2.0 which i've solely bought to put a BIOS file on to flash the bios for an update... I'm stuck though because the USB is acting like a removable disk and asking me to insert disk when I try to open... Following the request of historical posts i'll screenshot my diskmgmt page. Some of the previous posts solutions did not work which is why i'm posting.

I've tried:
- changing the drive volume to a different letter from diskpart.exe
- uninstalling/reinstalling host controllers
- cleaning the drive from diskpart.exe
- tried 'changing drives and letter paths' from disk mgmt but it's not even an option
- run the hardware device and troubleshooter



here is link to photo http://oi65.tinypic.com/fp4gn7.jpg


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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Bason Journe,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bason Journe View Post
Have a USB 2.0 which i've solely bought to put a BIOS file on to flash the bios for an update... I'm stuck though because the USB is acting like a removable disk and asking me to insert disk when I try to open... Following the request of historical posts i'll screenshot my diskmgmt page. Some of the previous posts solutions did not work which is why i'm posting.

I've tried:
- changing the drive volume to a different letter from diskpart.exe
- uninstalling/reinstalling host controllers
- cleaning the drive from diskpart.exe
- tried 'changing drives and letter paths' from disk mgmt but it's not even an option
- run the hardware device and troubleshooter
Have a look here => asrock Support.

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #3
Bason Journe

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You know I think ASRock doesn't really have anything to do with the USB flash drive issue.
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1 Week Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Bason Journe,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bason Journe View Post
You know I think ASRock doesn't really have anything to do with the USB flash drive issue.
I know. Some BIOS updates can be downloaded to the desktop for example and run from there!
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1 Week Ago   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Bason Journe,

What format did you use to initially format the USB?
What file type is the BIOS file?
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1 Week Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

Please, don't use external links to post an image. Use the paper clip on the Quick Reply window - browse to the file image - Upload.

What kind of media is the USB (HDD, Flash stick, SD)?
What is the disk brand and model?
Where did you but it?
Did you format as Fat32 (that is the default for Flash stick and SD)
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1 Week Ago   #7
Bason Journe

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Bason Journe,



I know. Some BIOS updates can be downloaded to the desktop for example and run from there!
Absolutely.. I have the .exe version of the BIOS as well but i'm only trying to do the flash update because I hear it's more stable.

What format did you use to initially format the USB?
- I have been unable to format it at all, right clicking on "format" yields "there is no disk, please insert disk"
What file type is the BIOS file?
- i downloaded all three types, the raw bios, the DOS and the EXE

i'm considering just partitioning my external HD with a small FAT32 partition and load from there... have not done that though so have to google...
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1 Week Ago   #8
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Bason Journe,

It could be a faulty USB!

Have you tried formatting the USB on another computer?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bason Journe View Post
I'm considering just partitioning my external HD with a small FAT32 partition and load from there... have not done that though so have to google...
You can use AOMEI [FREE] to create a small partition => AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.

I hope this helps!
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1 Week Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I agree with Jason. A BIOS update under Windows is risky. I always do it under BIOS.

You didn't answer my questions.
What kind of media is the USB (HDD, Flash stick, SD)?
What is the disk brand and model? Is it a SD card holder?
Where did you but it?

Hope you didn't buy it on eBay. There are a lot of people selling damage or fake drives.
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1 Week Ago   #10
Bason Journe

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I agree with Jason. A BIOS update under Windows is risky. I always do it under BIOS.

You didn't answer my questions.
What kind of media is the USB (HDD, Flash stick, SD)?
What is the disk brand and model? Is it a SD card holder?
Where did you but it?

Hope you didn't buy it on eBay. There are a lot of people selling damage or fake drives.
memorex USB 2.0 flash stick
sorry not sure how to get you disk brand and model #, which disk excatly?
bought the USB flash drive at a nationally owned pharmacy
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