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Friday, September 11, 2009

Top 10 USB drive / pen drive related problems and fixes:

Top 10 USB drive / pen drive related problems and fixes:

Lets see a short summary of each problem and the fix:


  1. Computer Does Not Detect Pen Drive or USB Drive or i-pod : This kind of problem is faced due to some bad registry settings. After you fix up the registry, the USB drive will work fine.
  2. Pen Drive or USB Mass storage device disabled at office or college or school: At many offices and colleges, the IT people disable or block the use of pen drives.
  3. Problem in removing pen drive: When you try to remove the pen drive via safely remove hardware option, it gives error “Generic volume can not be stopped right now”. It may damage your pen drive if it is removed without stopping it properly.
  4. Protect computer from virus in pen drive: Many of the deadly viruses spread easily through use of pen drive.
  5. USB drive is detected, but not shown in My Computer: This kind of problem is also seen in cases of conflict over drive letter assignment by windows. The drive is there and detected but without a valid drive letter assigned to it.
  6. Problem in formatting pen drive: Sometimes when you try to format the pen drive, you might see an error which says “Can not format the drive”. There can be several reasons for this.
  7. USB Device has Malfunctioned: This one of the unusual warnings which you get sometimes, the solutions to this problems sounds silly, but it works. See the solution in this blog later.
  8. Delayed Write failed error: This is another kind of error which is more common with USB hard drives due to some error in File allocation table. This problem can be fixed by following few simple steps.
  9. Disable data writing on pen drive: This is one of the articles which tells you how you can stop data writing on your pen drive on a particular computer. This will save the drive from getting virus infections.
  10. Fixed SATA Drive shown in removable USB drive list: This problem we have recently seen for many users. This is a kind for feature in a certain RAID configuration, but annoys many users.


  1. Thanks for this but recently i faced this problem my usb was damage & want & i want to recover my data so i search my through net so i got a website which is http://www.stellarinfo.co.in/ which is provide recovery solution & it works

  2. flash drive does not detect problems at primary. Visit. http://www.utilitiessoftware.org/flash-drive-does-not-detect.

  3. Really useful post thanks for sharing with us

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