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Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Cod

Last response: in Windows 7
June 5, 2010 1:48:02 AM

MY kingston thumbdrive used to work fine..till i lend it to my friend, while he did not eject the thumbdrive and just pull it out few times... now my thumbdrive having this error and there are many important files in it~!!!!

I tired updating my driver, already the the latest..downloaded the scan n repair driver from microsoft, it's still not working...what else can i do... it does not even appear in my computer to let me fix or reformat ..any better solution ..
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a b $ Windows 7
June 5, 2010 2:34:21 AM

First off if you don't want viruses transfered to your computer don't lend out your flash drives.
Worst case scenario it's toast.
Chalk it up to a lesson learned.
I already learned this lesson.
Someone who knows more might help.
June 5, 2010 11:01:23 PM

Hello there,

Sounds like it is defective at this point. Have you tried reading it in LINUX or APPLE computer?

It might be corrupted but still readable.


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a b $ Windows 7
June 6, 2010 12:13:27 AM

Closing the stable doors after the horse has bolted, but never allow anyone to use your drives of any discription that contain important data, which by the way should have been burnt to a cd/dvd for security. You should always have more then one copy of what you can't afford to loose.
June 7, 2010 10:53:52 AM

seems the offending post was removed, nvm.
June 17, 2010 2:56:58 PM

er well i tink its toasted... well yea i learn my lesson , nvm be so kind to lend to frens even in despo situation since they nvr care ur stuff... i went to a shop n ask if there is any chance recovering.. but yea he said nope.........haven try using on apple/ linux comp... got to find someone comp and try then...
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a b $ Windows 7
June 17, 2010 3:09:36 PM

Destroy that drive if it's infected you'll just pass the virus off to someone else.
Some friend you are! try it on someone's pc you don't like!