pen drives

my pen drive has stopped working and windows no longer shows the drive in my computer any ideas how i can retreive data stored on it?

  alan227 13:47 10 Apr 06

I had one recently that stopped working, it was not recognised in windows or linux.
So it just went in the bin.
I know this is not what you want to hear but if it is not recognised the only way to get the data is to try a data retreival specialist and these cost.

  €dstowe 13:52 10 Apr 06

I have several of these things and I've also had some of them fail on me. I think it's a case of you-gets-what-you-pay-for. They are often very cheap to buy and have the appropriate quality associated with that.

Having said that, I find pen drives very useful for transferring data between machines here and at home but I would never trust them for anything that I didn't have the same data available elsewhere.

  Sapins 14:03 10 Apr 06

Try this click here

  recap 14:24 10 Apr 06

"You can check to see whether you have the most current USB drivers with Intel's free USBReady Utility click here
USBIfno - a 15 day trial version of which can be found on the cover disc or be downloaded from lpt.usbfireinfo.com - identifies all your USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices and ports.

Check to see if the USB device is not dozing. Changing the default setting in control Panel, Performance and Maintenance - if in Category view - System, Hardware, Device Manager, then click Universal Serial Bus Controllers."

  Sapins 16:22 10 Apr 06

Sorry, didn't read your question properly.
Could you try it in another computer?

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