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Windows xp unable to save files on usb flah drive

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Last response: in Windows XP
March 30, 2011 4:55:55 PM

My computer (running system windows xp) is unable to save files on any usb flash drive. The drives are just fine and work well on any other computer.It shows that the drive is full or write protected.
The computer has been scanned and viruses removed. But still i have this problem.
What could be wrong?

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March 30, 2011 6:03:17 PM

If you had viruses on it, you could have very well have some damaged system files. At times files get renamed or replaced with virus files, and the scanner removes them.

First you should scan the drive with a second anti-virus utility to cross-check things. Avira Antivir is good, and has a boot CD you can download, all free. Then run a malware scan using Malwarebytes. Download and install it, reboot the PC in Safe Mode with Networking, and run a Full scan. This all will take a few hours.

Then make sure XP is up-to-date with patches, on SP3, run Windows Update, then try again.
April 6, 2011 10:54:05 AM

Thanks for your advice :hello: