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Flash drive


Looby48

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When I plug my flash drive into my computer it is no longer recognising it. I have alot of work on the flash drive and need to get into it but have no clue what to do.

It was fine last Wednesday when I saved work to it but the next day when I plugged it in nothing came up in my computer.

Any ideas please?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Ghost device conflicts are the mostly cause especially for devices that are connected and disconnected regularly i.e. pen drives, external drives, mp3 devices and phones.

Remove all USB devices (except keyboard and mouse)

device view click here

Download and run

Uninstall ALL devices that are shown as not connected.

Reboot the machine.

Plug in your USB device and windows should then find new hardware and reinstall the drivers for the device.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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When you regain access to the drive make sure you then back up all you important files to another source.

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