Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2009, 09:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
fallenapples's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 376
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

I'm going to try to change the drive letter. And if hat's a no go, I'll format it.
__________________

__________________
|ASUS M5A97 R2.0| AMD FX 6300 3.5 GHZ|16GB (4x4) 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM|ASUS Radeon HD 7770 1GB| Kingston HyperX RAM|Kingston Hyper X 120 GB SSD|WD Green 1TB HDD|


|ASRock N68C-GS FX|AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2 GHZ|G.Skill 8GB (2x4) 1600MHZ DRR3 RAM |Geforce 9800 GT 1GB DDR5|Seagate 500 GB HDD|



|Macbook Pro- Intel Core i5 2.4 GHZ|8GB DDR3 RAM|Samsung Evo 840 240GB SSD|


fallenapples is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 01:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

Quote:
Originally Posted by MindoverMaster View Post
I heard that you can just pull it out as long as no data is being transferred, as it isn't blinking its light. I did this with several usb drives, and I never had a problem.
What if you dont have lights on the USB? how would you know then? What if you dont have a USB Port that doesnt have lights for you to see? Like on the front or side of a pre-built case? At that point you are better off being safe rather than sorry. While there are times where it can be done, if there is any data on the USB you are better off using the tools provided to make sure that nothing goes wrong rather than trying your luck.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 01:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mak213 View Post
What if you dont have lights on the USB? how would you know then? What if you dont have a USB Port that doesnt have lights for you to see? Like on the front or side of a pre-built case? At that point you are better off being safe rather than sorry. While there are times where it can be done, if there is any data on the USB you are better off using the tools provided to make sure that nothing goes wrong rather than trying your luck.
I have several USB sticks, and I never lost one. I used ones that had no lights on it.

One broke, but that's because a capacitor on it blew, and it was a cheapo one.

Do whatever you think is safest.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 05:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

It isnt what i think is safest. The tool is there for a reason. It is shown that it prevents data corruption. It only makes sense to do what is recommended to prolong the life of not only the drive but the data on it. I could care less if you yank it out or juggle it with it still attached to the PC. It doesnt make a bit of difference to me.

But this is clearly one of those times that it wasnt removed properly and data corruption ensued. Which is now going to cost them to loss whatever data is on there and format the drive just because they didnt do 2 simple mouse clicks.

I do it cause i am not risking my data. I also can handle the 2 clicks and few seconds it takes. This is stuff put in place for a very specific reason. It is for that reason that it is not only suggested by me but by Microsoft.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 07:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
S e c u r e d
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere Sunny
Posts: 3,760
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

Does your flash drive attempt to "load a virtual drive" to the system?
[example: Scandisk flash drives will install a virtual cd-rom drive]

The newer the stick the more potential issues you'll see on older machines.

What drives are currently showing under "My Computer"?
__________________
brady is offline  
Old 12-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
It's all just 1s and 0s
 
office politics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: in the lab
Posts: 6,555
Send a message via MSN to office politics
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

also, you could check event viewer's system log for any warning or error messages
office politics is offline  
Old 12-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

You could always try using this article on recovering broken flash drives if a regular format does not work. It gives instructions on how to completely restore the drive, which is sometimes necessary when windows doesn't recognize it.
__________________

dandyworship is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.