Troubleshoot flash drive
USB Flash Drive is a device that specially designed with a USB interface and has the ability to store data. They come in different sizes such as 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and etc. Unlike an external hard drive, USB flash drive uses little power, very light weight and very portable. But like any other flash memory devices the ability to store data, and erase them is very limited before it fails. There are many problems occurs on a USB flash drive. Now the following list given below is some problems that could occur on a USB flash drive and how to solve them.
- Computer does not recognize your USB device.
Check whether your device is properly connected. If not connect it well. Otherwise the problem is in your USB port. Your USB port could be loose or malfunctioning. Take it to a closes computer technician and get it fixed.
- Problem occurs when you are trying to remove your USB device through safely remove option.
If a file which is stored in your device is still running, can stop you from removing your flash drive through safely remove option. So close all the running files and then remove it through safely remove option.
- Virus infected USB devices.
USB drive has become the main source of spreading viruses to your computer. It easily infects a USB device. Therefore before you run your flash drive do full scan on your drive using a well-known anti-virus and clean it up.
- Problems when formatting a USB device.
When it is infected with a Trojan virus, your flash chips are corrupted, fake pen drives are some reasons that stops you from formatting a USB drive. If it a virus problem clean your pen drive using a well-known anti-virus software. If your flash chips are corrupted take it to computer technician and get it fixed. There are many fake pen drive are available for sale beware when you are buying one.