Is my flashdrive dead if it is flashing red? Tags: Flash Media Computer Flash Drive Usb Storage Last response: August 8, 2011 5:29 PM in Storage Share tfalcos August 8, 2011 5:06:15 PM Have a flashdrive with data on it, put it into my computer and it is just blinking red. I checked the USB ports and all are fine and working. Took it to work to check and ports there are fine. Is my flashdrive dead? If not, how do I bring it back? More about : flashdrive dead flashing red | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WyomingKnott Storage Expert August 8, 2011 5:29:30 PM 1) On most of my USB sticks, a blinking red light indicates activity. Either reading and writing or, when first plugged in, the system trying to figure out what it is. 2) The classic questions: Do other USB sticks plugged into the same port work? Does the OS see the drive, or respond in any way to it being plugged in? 3) If the whole drive is flashing red, it is on fire. It will no longer work. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Is my flashdrive dead if it is flashing red?> Related ressources: ForumNeed help ASAP, USB Flashdrive dead !! *sob* ForumASUS P8Z68-V LX DRAM LED Flashing Red ForumFlashing red led on case? ForumGTS 250 --- Flashing Red Dots! ForumWhat has happened to my Graphics Card (GTX-670) ForumKeeps turning on then off. Asus P8z77-V ForumWindows unable to complete Format (USB flashdrive ) ForumAcer Aspire one dead ForumAsus P8 Z77-v, worked for 5 mo- single flash of 3 red LEDs, no post ForumSystem Lockup ForumWater-cooling Build Log: Project Red -Chalk ForumRed light on DRAM please help! ForumCamera asks to reinstall memory stick - doesn\'t work after doing so. Also red ForumM5A99X evo w/ AMD FX 4100, wont post, CPU led solid red ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumDead drive? ForumHow to recover files from dead hhd ForumSsd dead after stand by Forum[Solved] Think my hard drive is dead, any suggestions? ForumIs my hard drive dead? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !