Flash Drive Problem

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Flash Drive Problem

Postby ssernity on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:51 pm

I was wondering if someone could explain to my how to fix my flash drive. I put my flash drive into my brother's computer and linux read it fine. But when i plugged it into m windows desktop it didnt read right, for some reason it gave me weird symbols instead of the files that are on it. I plugged it back into my brother's computer and it worked perfectly' it rad the flash drive just fine and showed the file i had on it. Thinking it was fine i plugged it back into my desktop but it did the same thing it did before' it didnt read the flash drive right. Does anyone know what i can do sso it will read normally on my desktop?
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Re: Flash Drive Problem

Postby KBD47 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:38 pm

ssernity wrote:I was wondering if someone could explain to my how to fix my flash drive. I put my flash drive into my brother's computer and linux read it fine. But when i plugged it into m windows desktop it didnt read right, for some reason it gave me weird symbols instead of the files that are on it. I plugged it back into my brother's computer and it worked perfectly' it rad the flash drive just fine and showed the file i had on it. Thinking it was fine i plugged it back into my desktop but it did the same thing it did before' it didnt read the flash drive right. Does anyone know what i can do sso it will read normally on my desktop?


Before you do anything you should back up the files on your brother's computer where it worked so you don't lose anything. If I remember correctly, at least on XP, you could right click on a drive like that and have it run a scan to fix any issues. I have had no problems with Sandisk, but both PNY and Kingston flash drives have given me trouble, particularly with Linux. I have had to toss out PNY and Kingston flash drives that have done what you explained, but sometimes I have run a scan in Windows and it will correct the issues. I hate using Windows, but sometimes it works.
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Re: Flash Drive Problem

Postby tinca on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:49 am

ssernity

I hope that you are "safely removing" this flash drive before removing it from the computer, this applies to both Windows and also in Linux

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Re: Flash Drive Problem

Postby usbtux on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:38 am

Would imply that your pc doesn't like that usb stick...
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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