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Old 09-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a usb data stick, that is 256MB. i does not show up in my computer, or in disk management. when i insert it, the yellow balloons show, saying an embedded usb hub has been inserted. when i open device manager, it is there, and there are no errors with it. also the safely remove hardware box shows it.

when i go on its propeties, via the safely remove hardware box, or the device manager, and go on one of the tabs, i cant remamber what it is called, but there is a button that says "populate". when i click this it reports the size as 0MB, and says the disk is unreadable. is there any way i can format the disk, and get it working again?

thanks in advance

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Old 09-07-2005, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it show up in My Computer? If so, right click on it and chose Format. Try that.

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Old 09-08-2005, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ nah, it doesnt
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try using other usb
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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do you mean other ports of other usb data sticks?

i have tried in other ports=doesnt work
i have tried other sticks=works
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