Win XP says flash drive needs formatting

  thimblerig 18:14 16 Sep 06

When trying to open a busbi flash drive on one notebook computer with Win XP, get a report that drive needs to be formatted but the same drive works fine with Win XP on other computers. Grateful for any ideas as to why this might be and how it can be resolved.

  lisa02 18:47 16 Sep 06

This might not but try it.

Put the drive in the system that it works fine on, copy the files over to it as a backup. Format it in the computer that says to format it. Then transfer the files back onto the pen drive, that you backed up on the other machine. Messing around like that before worked for me.

Other things are rebooting the computer with the drive attached. Uninstalling the usb ports and letting xp find them again by rebooting.

  thimblerig 23:13 16 Sep 06

Thank you for the suggestions - have tried them all but with no success. Still puzzled.

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