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Old 10-17-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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Kingston 4GB not detected & mounted

  1. I bought a purple 4gb Kingston flash and formatted it on WinXP with FAT32, put some mp3 and pdf files and all was good. On inserting in our campus' Linux (SuSE, UBUNTU) PCs, they froze or did not show anything in the system to indicate i had inserted anything. I later formatted it again on WinXP and it's now detectable on some Linux PCs. What is the problem? Could it be file systems?
  1. The same flash seems to have a virus. When i put files (from WinXP) and transfer the flash to some other WinXP PC, almost 50% of the files have been deleted and the remaining files have been duplicated 5 times, with the same names and types, in the same directory! I'm nearly giving the flash to my kid brothers to play with! Heeeeeellllllllppppppp!
Old 10-17-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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I would advise that your USB Stick is probably faulty and that you should seek a replacement from the supplier of the stick.


flash, unmounted, unusable

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