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U3 flash drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Justin, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    ok since i reformatted my flash drive as a ntfs file system and plugged it
    into my computer it stops responding then i pull it out and the computer says
    windows delayed write failed the file G:/$mtf has not been written files or
    data may be lost. then i put it back in and do the same thing 4 times and
    then it starts to work correctly and nothing is gone does any body know how
    to fix this. it is also happening when i put in to a vista. it is a u3
    cruzer 8gb.
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:DD34D2B6-56B1-4E1E-918C-374B2C0B15C2@microsoft.com,
    Justin <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > ok since i reformatted my flash drive as a ntfs file system and
    > plugged it into my computer it stops responding then i pull it out
    > and the computer says windows delayed write failed the file G:/$mtf
    > has not been written files or data may be lost. then i put it back
    > in and do the same thing 4 times and then it starts to work correctly
    > and nothing is gone does any body know how to fix this. it is also
    > happening when i put in to a vista. it is a u3 cruzer 8gb.


    It sounds like your drive is failing. Solid-state drives DO fail, many times
    from being kept near a radio transmitter such as a cell phone in ones
    pocket.
     
  3. Greg Russell wrote:
    > In news:DD34D2B6-56B1-4E1E-918C-374B2C0B15C2@microsoft.com,
    > Justin <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >
    >> ok since i reformatted my flash drive as a ntfs file system and
    >> plugged it into my computer it stops responding then i pull it out
    >> and the computer says windows delayed write failed the file G:/$mtf
    >> has not been written files or data may be lost. then i put it back
    >> in and do the same thing 4 times and then it starts to work correctly
    >> and nothing is gone does any body know how to fix this. it is also
    >> happening when i put in to a vista. it is a u3 cruzer 8gb.

    >
    > It sounds like your drive is failing. Solid-state drives DO fail, many times
    > from being kept near a radio transmitter such as a cell phone in ones
    > pocket.
    >
    >


    Greg is right. Have you tried running a chkdsk on it?
     
  4. Al

    Al Flightless Bird

    U3 drives have proprietary software installed - note the following

    "Reformatting the drive will remove some of the software, but not all of it.
    The virtual CD-ROM drive cannot be removed by reformatting because it is
    presented to the host system as a physical device attached to a USB hub;[1]
    the official U3 Launchpad Removal Software, available on the U3 website,
    disables the virtual CD drive device, leaving only the USB mass storage
    device active on the U3 USB hub controller, at which point the remaining
    software is removed by a subsequent format, performed by the removal
    software itself"
     
  5. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:06:03 -0700, Justin
    <Justin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >ok since i reformatted my flash drive as a ntfs file system and plugged it
    >into my computer it stops responding then i pull it out and the computer says
    >windows delayed write failed the file G:/$mtf has not been written files or
    >data may be lost. then i put it back in and do the same thing 4 times and
    >then it starts to work correctly and nothing is gone does any body know how
    >to fix this. it is also happening when i put in to a vista. it is a u3
    >cruzer 8gb.


    Don't pull it out until you have successfully executed the "safely
    remove hardware" widget in the system tray.

    --
    Remove del for email
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Barry Schwarz wrote:
    >> ok since i reformatted my flash drive as a ntfs file system and plugged
    >> it
    >> into my computer it stops responding then i pull it out and the computer
    >> says windows delayed write failed the file G:/$mtf has not been written
    >> files or data may be lost. then i put it back in and do the same thing 4
    >> times and then it starts to work correctly and nothing is gone does any
    >> body know how to fix this. it is also happening when i put in to a
    >> vista.
    >> it is a u3 cruzer 8gb.

    >
    > Don't pull it out until you have successfully executed the "safely
    > remove hardware" widget in the system tray.


    +1

    PS: That's what she said.
     

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