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Jump drive stopped

By brifd1 ·
Today, one of my jump drives stopped being recognized...it shows up as a removable disk, but when I click on it, I'm prompted whether I want to format it or not. Meanwhile, it's blue light throbs on and off.

Suggestions???

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Jump drive stopped

WinXP by Default turns off USB Root Hubs to Conserve Power causing some devices not to
resume correctly after Windows resumes from sleep, hibernation or computer inactivity.

In the Device Manager, Universal Serial Bus Controllers, USB Root Hub, Power Management.
Uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Uncheck all boxes on all root hubs.

Resart the PC.

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If you haven't been using the Safe Remove option the Partition DATA will

by OH Smeg In reply to Jump drive stopped

Have been corrupted effectively destroying any Partitions that are on this drive.

If there is Important Data on this unit you can use a Data Recovery Program to Either Rebuild the Partition Information or Recover any Lost Data depending on the Data Recovery Software that is used.

If there is nothing important on the drive just chose the Format Option and format the drive.

Col

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Any data recovery program you recommend?

by brifd1 In reply to If you haven't been using ...

I've been using Safe Remove, and I tried a USB recovery program yesterday, but it found nothing. I'm trying the other suggestion in this thread as well as seeing if System Restore might work on this.
Thanks for your help!

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r-studio

by robo_dev In reply to Any data recovery program ...

http://www.r-tt.com/
R-STUDIO NTFS 4.2
It works well, but unfortunately it's not cheap.
http://data-recovery-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

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There are a whole lot of different programs available

by OH Smeg In reply to Any data recovery program ...

Here is a short list of the better ones

http://tinyurl.com/273ay5

http://tinyurl.com/rmvrv

http://tinyurl.com/yvrsl

http://tinyurl.com/yyk8cm

http://tinyurl.com/382vm

http://tinyurl.com/ynwnel

http://tinyurl.com/nc4kx

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http://tinyurl.com/374d8b

http://tinyurl.com/djw6u

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While the last 2 are from the same company they are very different products. Win Hex should only be considered foe use by someone who knows Hex Inside Out while Davory is a great cheap General Purpose Application.

Personally I prefer the On Track Option but it's anything but cheap. However because I use this type of software a lot it's paid for itself many times over by now, for a cheaper option Spin Rite from Gibson Research or Stella have both very good reputations by other TR members.

Col

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