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December 9, 2009 6:37:19 AM

Hi thr, i just bought a Kingmax pendrive at pc fair last June, it works fine till last few days, when i plugged in the pen drive, the computer can detect the pendrive, but when i double click it at my computer, it coms out a dialogue box "Please insert a disk into drive". I try to format my pendrive, it comes out another error saying "There is no disk in drive. Insert a disk and try again."Then, i go to computer management,and take a look at my disk management,under volume there, the pendrive drive is not under the volume. Under there at the disk there, detected Removable(G:)  but no media. i tried using the pen drive in diff comp bt still the same result. Does anyone know how to solve my problem?? Thanks
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a b G Storage
December 9, 2009 11:29:16 AM

This is an earlier post which I have pasted over here -- thanks to Turk for this and hope it helps. He wrote:

"This is actually a common problem. I thought I lost one of my 8GB sticks because of that error. Windows somehow locks a drive letter to a particular USB stick. If you remove it at the wrong time it will always give you that error when you put it back.
After a lot of Google searches, I fixed it by going into Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management. Right click on the USB drive and change the drive letter. That fixed it for me.



There is a more involved fix I searched and found. I pasted the solution here. "

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6 [...] nt;leftCol

Solution to USB or FireWire drive not showing.
However, the disconnect conflicted storage device to free up the drive letter fix may not be practicable or usable by some, such as computers which are on a network or system running data transfer activity to all its drive assignments continuously flow without stopping, and thus disconnect or reassigning any mapped drives, networked drives, removable drives or other storage drives is not an option.
In this situation, there is another workaround hack to fix the no USB or FireWire drive issue. The workaround fix relies on the registry tweak below to change the drive letter that has been previously assigned to the mounted USB or FireWire portable mobile flash or hard disk drive. Or if users wish, can opt to delete any reference to the detected drives by the device so that when the storage device is plugged in again, the whole drive letter assignment will be start from fresh, and clean.
1.Login to Windows as an Administrator.
2.Open Registry Editor by typing regedit (or regedt32.exe in older Windows prior to XP) in Run command of Start Menu and then press Enter.
3.Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
4.Optional step which not required in Windows XP or later, right click on MountedDevices, then select Permissions. You can also click Permissions from the Security menu.
5.Optional step which not required in Windows XP or later, check the option to make sure that Administrators have full control to the registry key. Change and revert back this setting when you are finished with the reset of the steps.

6.If you run above 2 steps in OS earlier than Windows XP, quit regedt32.exe and run regedit.exe.
7.Also in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices registry branch selected, in the right pane, find and locate a registry value which represents the troubled USB or FireWire drive. The registry key should have the name that resembles the format of \DosDevice\X: where X can be any alphabet letter which corresponding to your physical system drive letter.

Here?s a guidelines that you can follow to quickly determine which registry key is linked to your conflicted drive letter:
Exclude \DosDevice\A: and \DosDevice\B: which normally reserved for floppy disk drives.
Exclude \DosDevice\C: which normally is the system root drive.
If you have more than one fixed hard disk drives, then any drive letters that are using by them is not possible linked again, UNLESS the additional hard disk drive is added AFTER you first use the USB or FireWire device that now unable to show.
Same case with CD-ROM or DVD-ROM optical drive as above reasoning.
If you have inserted and mounted a lot of thumbdrives, USB flask drive, or external hard disks before, you will likely still see a lot of remaining registry values that you won?t know which is which. In this case, double click on each remaining registry key values to view its binary data. Inside the binary data, there will be trace of the name of the device that this registry key represents.

Let us know if it works.

Frank
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December 10, 2009 5:24:39 AM

ur solution doesnt work.. i tried it aand it didnt work, the pen drive still cannot be accessed..
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a b G Storage
December 10, 2009 2:52:33 PM

USB Flash drive tester

Flash card/drive tester allows testing of any removable media including SD, MMC, CF, USB flash pen drives for bad or unstable sectors. Especially useful for testing for fake sizes often seen on low quality USB pen drives.

http://downloads.zdnet.co.uk/0,1000000375,39364218s,00....
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May 8, 2011 3:52:16 PM

souds like u r firmware got fucked u need to do a low level format with the controller chips program download this software called chip genius and then note u r vid and pid and download the firmware from the site mentioned below the chip genius
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March 20, 2012 1:43:05 PM

mannkhan said:
Hi thr, i just bought a Kingmax pendrive at pc fair last June, it works fine till last few days, when i plugged in the pen drive, the computer can detect the pendrive, but when i double click it at my computer, it coms out a dialogue box "Please insert a disk into drive". I try to format my pendrive, it comes out another error saying "There is no disk in drive. Insert a disk and try again."Then, i go to computer management,and take a look at my disk management,under volume there, the pendrive drive is not under the volume. Under there at the disk there, detected Removable(G:)  but no media. i tried using the pen drive in diff comp bt still the same result. Does anyone know how to solve my problem?? Thanks

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a b G Storage
March 21, 2012 12:28:54 AM

In my experience all USB pen drives that do this are FAKE return it to your supplier. The only way to fix this problem is to get hold of the manufacturers low level format routine after first of course determining which controller the USB pen drive has. If you want more information on how to do this ask here. You won't get your original capacity back, but you will get the genuine capacity which is normally 1Gig or less.
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March 24, 2012 9:27:48 AM

hi sir give me a easy solution for this problem please

i just a Kingston usb touch computer can not detect the pendrive, but when i double click it at my computer, it coms out a dialogue box "Please insert a disk into drive". I try to format my pendrive, it comes out another error saying "There is no disk in drive. Insert a disk and try again."Then, i go to computer management,and take a look at my disk management,under volume there, the pendrive drive is not under the volume. Under there at the disk there, detected Removable(G:)  but no media. i tried using the pen drive in diff comp bt still the same result. Does anyone know how to solve my problem?? Thanks
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a b G Storage
March 24, 2012 10:57:51 PM

To identify the controller chip used. You can either open it up and identify the controller chip visually -- there are usually two chips in a USB flash drive: the larger chip is the flash memory and the smaller chip is the controller -- or use a program such as USBINFO.EXE by Parallel Technologies. (Use it for free for thirty days) Once you have the PID and VID numbers of the USB device you can then look it up on the internet to find which controller you have. You will then need to find the correct low-level formatting program for the chip. One of the most common controllers that the fake drives use is the iCreate i5062-ZD and this controller has a relatively easy-to-find low-level format program available named pdx8_2k_327.exe. Other common controllers used are the PointChips FreeDik PP2201 and PP2202. The next step is to identify the correct memory size of your device. The easiest way is to identify the flash memory chip visually or you could try the capacity you think is the capacity of your USB device. Then it is a simple matter to use the low level formatting program and reprogram your USB flash drive. You should then test your USB device by filling it up with ZIP files and use the self test function of WinZip (shift T) to test the data. Don't forget to remove and refit the USB device before reading back the data as you may only be reading the data from the computers cache. If this test fails half the capacity of the drive, reprogram the controller and try again and so on until the correct capacity is found.
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April 9, 2012 9:49:58 AM

Dear Friends i have a solution for ur problem .

when a usb not open and show insert a disk into a drive then try again.


1. attach ur usb with computer
2. insert a window cd in cd room .
3. shutdown ur computer and unplug the hard disk
4. now start ur computer and start boot from ur cd.
5. when computer show ur usb disk partition just make a partition of ur usb .
6. now shut down the computer and attach ur hard dick and start ur system .
7. Ur usb is ready for open

Aamir Saleem
00923048525381

aamirsaleem23@gmail.com
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August 13, 2012 2:33:06 AM

mannkhan said:
Hi thr, i just bought a Kingmax pendrive at pc fair last June, it works fine till last few days, when i plugged in the pen drive, the computer can detect the pendrive, but when i double click it at my computer, it coms out a dialogue box "Please insert a disk into drive". I try to format my pendrive, it comes out another error saying "There is no disk in drive. Insert a disk and try again."Then, i go to computer management,and take a look at my disk management,under volume there, the pendrive drive is not under the volume. Under there at the disk there, detected Removable(G:)  but no media. i tried using the pen drive in diff comp bt still the same result. Does anyone know how to solve my problem?? Thanks

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