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Usb flash drive problem

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January 5, 2010 12:05:32 PM

when I plug my usb flash drive, it is easily recognized as drive F:. but when i click on the removable drive's icon it will say 'please insert a disk into drive F:'. Is my flash drive dead? Is there a way to fix this?
January 6, 2010 2:55:05 AM

I think there's some file system corrupt, or even the virus or malware program...
Try to scan your computer, and if that's not help then re-install OS, that should fix it...
Have u try your flash drive to another computer?
a b G Storage
January 6, 2010 4:44:19 AM

Make sure that
the flash drive is good before you do anything to your computer.

Can you read/write to it when it is plugged into the back panel?
If yes, case wiring is messed up.
If no,

Try the drive in another computer. Can you read/write to it there?
If yes, your computer hardware or software is messed up.
If no, you know the drive is bad because it does not work in two computers.
January 6, 2010 3:49:10 PM

I can't do anything with it no read, no write even if i plug it at the back panel, it's still detected as a hard disk though and as 'usbest usb2flashstoragedevice usb device' i'm sure that's not what it used to be. when i go to system tools and go to disk management the removable storage is there but labeled as 'no media'. I really need to recover files in this flash drive, but it seems really impossible now. Please help :) 
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