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drivers for windows 95 for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb

Q: drivers for windows 95 for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb

I need to find a driver for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb. I am running windows 95. I do have 2 USB ports and they are working correctly now.

A: drivers for windows 95 for a sandisk cruzer mini 256mb

A Windows 95 driver does not exist for this device. http://www.sandisk.com/retail/drivers-sdcz2.asp

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Found my old Sandisk Cruzer Mini flash drive, 256mb.

When I plug it in, it doesn't seem to work, doesn't light up like its supposed to, computer doesn't see it. What could be wrong with it? Corrupted or something?
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini

can you try it in another computer? It could be the card itself or the USB port.
 

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I bought a 128MB USB Cruzer Mini recently which is supposed to run on XP and Win98SE computers. I installed it successfully on two XP computers (no driver required) and one WIN98SE computer (required a driver download). It appears to install ok on two other WIN98SE machines, but they cannot find the drive. I have installed and uninstalled it several times without success. The Sandisk site gives a procedure which requires a lot of hacking of the registry. The instructions are really not too precise, and I am afraid to mess with it without better instructions. Also, I don't have any confidence that it will solve the problem. Does anyone have any experience or advice?
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini

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I have a SanDisk Cruzer Mini USB Device (256 MB) but it shows up as only having 244 MB. Why is this? At first I thought hat by 1MB SanDisk meant 256 * 1000 * 1000 bytes but windows explorer says that the device has 256,598,016 bytes which invalidates that theroy. Can anyone explain this? Is this USB drive defective?
 

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please help me with my problem. i borrrowed 512mb SANDISK Cruze mini USB from my classmate. Then ive been using it for so many times but then the last time i used it Windows XP didnt detect the device anymore. I even used it to other WINDOWS but still the computers didnt detect it . What im going to do? Is there anyway i can fix the USB? Can you give me an advice? Please help me... Please help... Im very desperate because i can't afford to pay for it or buy another USB.
 

A:Problem on the 512mb SANDISK Cruzer Mini USB

never post in all bold or all caps, it is against forum guidelines and a moderator will likely delete your thread.

USB drives are destroyed accidentally by static discharge all the time, it is not uncommon...
 

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xxx

Hey,

Here's the problem. I have a Win. 98 in the other room and I have my MP3 player on it. I wanted to use my Cruzer Mini 512 to transfer files but it won't work. I've installed drivers directly from Sandisk.com, but it still doesn't work. I've done it about three times (reinstalling that is), and the thing doesn't work. I don't have internet on it so I can't like scan the web for a driver or something like that. If anyone has a solution or has had this problem I could use some help. :suspiciou
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Mini Driver and Installation

are you running windows 98 se or just plain windows 98?
 

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Hi guys. I bought a Sandisk mini cruzer 512 pendrive 3 months ago. It was OK but 2 weeks ago it stopped working in any computer I plugged it in. The light would come on for 3 seconds or so and then it would turn off and it's not recognized by the PC at all. I suspect a pendrive hardware problem. I have read a lot of posts giving instructions to reformat, reboot and so on but none of these solutions work if your PC doesn't physically detect the pendrive. Before I throw the pen into the garbage can (and with it the 67$ it took from my pocket!), does anyone know if the pendrive could be brought back to life in any way?
 

A:Sandisk mini cruzer USB pendrive not working

W98SE computers are quite good for reformatting them in FAT32.
Get the W98SE driver from the Sandisk website.
 

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When I go to My Computer to access my memory stick (which shows up as Removable Disk [G:] ) I get a message that says "Please insert disk into drive G:".

I can't format the memory stick (don't know if you are supposed to format a memory stick).

When I click on Properties, it says 0 available space, 0 used space.

I am running XP with SP2 on a Compaq.

Please help!
 

A:Memory Stick (Sandisk Cruzer Mini) HELP NEEDED

SanDisk Cruzer 512mb Mini - Needs to be formatted somehow?????

So, it appears that you are having the same problem that I am having. Here is how my problem happened. I had it plugged into a computer that I was about to Fdisk and format. I thought that there was a small partition on this hard drive of 512mb, so I removed the partition, only to realize that the partition I removed was my SanDisk 512mb memory stick....So, any luck getting yours back. Essentially, you should be able to fdisk or create a partition and format again, but it doesn't work like a hard drive. It keeps asking me to insert a disk into my Drive E (the drive letter that is designated). On yours it could be E or F or whatever....Can't seem to get any help from SanDisk on line, so I am searching around the net. My e-mail address is [email protected] if anyone can help. Thanks. JT
 

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It appears people continue to have problems with these drives. Sometimes the drive just goes dead, but many times they can be fixed.

Here is one way that I know fixed mine, and its fixed several others throughout this forum, but the continued posting the same problem and the lack of people posting this as a solution has made it apparent we need a sticky on it.

1. Find a computer with Windows98 (I think First Edition will work, but I used SE) and then download and install the driver for it (Windows98 requires a driver to read the drive).
2. Plug in the your Sandisk Cruzer.
2b. The drive should appear, try and open it and get all your data off, if the drive doesn't appear there may still be hope (details later).
3. Format the drive as FAT32.
4. Recopy your data back, and plug it into an XP machine, its fixed.

Now if 98 didn't see the drive, there is an HP utility for formatting USB flash drives, do a search on these forums for HP and Sandisk and Format and it will probably come up. Try that, if that doesn't work, I'd say there is a 90% chance your drive is hosed.
 

A:Before Posting Sandisk Cruzer Micro/Mini Problems

an alternate solution for XP users is to go into

Control panel , admin tools, computer management, disk management

and right click on the letter of the flash drive that is not working

format it. (this will low level format the drive.) XP views the drive as a hard disk.

exit
then go to my computer
tools
right click on your flash drive, format, and high level format. Now your directory information will be loaded.
You may be able to use some recovery software to retrieve files if you haven't written anything else to the flash drive, but data recovery is not guaranteed.
 

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I am not certain into which category I should post this because it crosses Windows and Mac borders, but:

I just recently purchased a SanDisk cruzer mini 2.0 GB flash drive.

I run 2 Mac minis and a Compaq with Windows/XP. I attempted to copy the Compaq Documents folder to the SanDisk as the Compaq is being replaced with another Windows machine and I want to preserve the data. I also dumped the email and Contact info for later import.

I did the copy on the Compaq (using one of the USB connections):

When looking at the data on my mini:
-I discover that embedded folders/directories did not consistently copy- (the embedded FOLDERS, even several layers deep did copy), the DOCUMENTS did not. But documents in the first level (inside no folder except DOCUMENTS) DID copy.
-Then when I attempted to delete the (empty) folders the SanDisk hung. Then I restarted (nothing else would work) and attempted to replace the empty folders with real ones. Again the SanDisk hung.

Right now I feel like a I have a 2.0 GB necklace, but useless as a backup device.

Does anyone have a clue on what I can do to clear, then re-copy, the data?
Pete F
 

A:SanDisk cruzer mini 2.0 GB flash drive-locked up

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It appears people continue to have problems with these drives. Sometimes the drive just goes dead, but many times they can be fixed.

Here is one way that I know fixed mine, and its fixed several others throughout this forum, but the continued posting the same problem and the lack of people posting this as a solution has made it apparent we need a sticky on it.

1. Find a computer with Windows98 (I think First Edition will work, but I used SE) and then download and install the driver for it (Windows98 requires a driver to read the drive).
2. Plug in the your Sandisk Cruzer.
2b. The drive should appear, try and open it and get all your data off, if the drive doesn't appear there may still be hope (details later).
3. Format the drive as FAT32.
4. Recopy your data back, and plug it into an XP machine, its fixed.

Now if 98 didn't see the drive, there is an HP utility for formatting USB flash drives, do a search on these forums for HP and Sandisk and Format and it will probably come up. Try that, if that doesn't work, I'd say there is a 90% chance your drive is hosed.
 

A:Before Posting Sandisk Cruzer Micro/Mini Problems

an alternate solution for XP users is to go into

Control panel , admin tools, computer management, disk management

and right click on the letter of the flash drive that is not working

format it. (this will low level format the drive.) XP views the drive as a hard disk.

exit
then go to my computer
tools
right click on your flash drive, format, and high level format. Now your directory information will be loaded.
You may be able to use some recovery software to retrieve files if you haven't written anything else to the flash drive, but data recovery is not guaranteed.
 

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Hello,

My Sandisk Cruzer mini (1GB) doesn't work in combination with Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit version. He asks for a driver, but Windows Update can't find the right one. The Sandisk website doesn't seems to give any support around this subject and there's no driver availible on the Sandisk website.
The device works good on other Vista versions here (Home premium's 32bit), but not on this system.


Does anyone have this device and got it working on the Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit version or knows how to get it working?

/edit: I'm working with the Dutch version of Vista Ultimate.

A:Sandisk Cruzer mini 1.0GB Vista Ultimate 64bit driver not found

try this link:

Windows Vista USB Flash Drive Driver Problem - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

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Hello there.
I have a Sandisk Cruzer usb and I accidentally erased the file that came on the usb itself and now the device is unreadable to some of my other devices (DVD Player, media players, ect.). I tried looking at the sandisk website for help, I tried google for about an hour and still can't find any thing thats even relevant to this matter. So if anyone knows how to fix this please help, I really need the usb to work again.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Sandisk Cruzer 8GB missing sandisk files.

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Hi there, I have a flash drive which I intentionally removed the U3 software from and was just wondering if there was any site or method to restore it.
Any help would be appreciated... Operating system(s), Wondows XP PRO SP3, Windows XP SP1
 

A:4Gb 'U3' Sandisk Cruzer

You should be able to find tools to install and remove U3 Launchpad on the Sandisk support website.
 

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i just got a sandisc cruzer titanium, and have already screwed up. i have windows ME, which i thought was supposed to have the driver already loaded. so when i plugged in the cruzer, it said it recognized new hardware, and then a new dialogue box flashed up saying that i needed to reinsert my millenium cd. while my husband went to look for that, i unfortunately clicked OK on the dialogue box, then "cancel", and now i will not even recognize the new hardware. I don't know what to do next. anyone familiar with this scenario?
 

A:i need help with my Sandisk cruzer

Go into Control Panel/System/Device Manager, and UNinstall anything to do with that Cruzer.
Reboot and insert it again, but this time don't interrupt!
 

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I have a buddy who handed me what a flashdrive, a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 2 GB with U3, that he said no longer worked for him. Well several hours later, I can't make it work either. When the flash drive is plugged into multiple computers (XP x 4, Vista x 1 even though Vista is NOT supported), the light on the drive flashes and the computer attempts to find the "cruzer mini" driver, which will eventually fail (the light on the drive will remain on indefinately, however). I look in Windows Explorer and Disk Management and the drive is not recognized. I look in the device manager and there is an exclamation point next to exactly one "USB Mass Storage Device." I said screw this and brought out my big gun Recover It All software for data recovery and *IT* doesn't see the device. Interestingly, when the device is plugged in the Safely Remove Software button becomes available, but when I click on it, there is nothing to select (which tells me, "yes I see something but I don't recognize it"). I've attempted to install Sandisk's WONDERFUL drivers but they won't install UNLESS IT CAN SEE THE DAMNED DRIVE, which it can't. Bottom line: u3 drives suck. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I wanted that to be excrutiatingly clear!

So here's my quesiton: I'm looking for suggestions on how I can force the recognition of a USB device that is not natively recognized by the Device Manager or Disk Management. Any ... Read more

A:Cannot see Sandisk Cruzer 2GB with U3

Bump. I'm finding it hard to believe that PnP cannot be worked around in XP re: hardware recognition. Anyone have any ideas? Or is this hardware DOA?

Fuzzylogik
 

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My testing of Windows 10 shows that the Sandisk Cruzer has no driver
in Windows 10 for it.
I have no idea how to send feedback to Microsoft so this can be added.

A:sandisk cruzer 32G

Hello jack, use the link in this post to see how

http://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...tml#post155401

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Hi, i have a sandisk cruzer micro 2.0gb i had it previously installed on another computer but that computer is broke so i got another computer i tried to use my ub on this new computer but the u3 launchpad didnt install or show up on this new computer i went to the sandisk website to install the launchpad again when it started to install a message popped up and said that the usb was password protected an for me to log in and install the application after i log in, i know my password but when i plug in my usb no u3 program comes up for me to log in and when i got to my computer and click on the usb it tells me to insert a disk into drive e can some one help me get to the log in page for my u3 so i can get to my files.... srry for the long explanation..
 

A:U3 sandisk cruzer micro !HELP!

After you connect the drive, go into My Computer and double-click on the driver letter corresponding to the U3 application and not the drive letter associated with the flash drive itself. You'll then be prompted to enter the password, and then you can browse the drive's contents or apply any U3 updates.
 

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It will show the formatting window, and it will start formatting but it always says right at the and Window cannot format this device. Does anyone know how to fix this?
 

A:I can't format my 8GB SanDisk Cruzer.

Has it got a write protect switch?
 

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Well,
My 16 GB has some how screwed up

I plugged it in today, and as usual, the password request came for security.
As usual, I put in the normal password.

"Wrong password"

I tried multiple times, with caps and no caps, it some how screwed up.

So I pressed forgot password, clear disk.
And got a "FORMAT DISK ERROR"

I have no access to it now, cant format, can't login, help?

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I purchased a SanDisk Cruzer micro 1g the other day. I have been taking it to class and storing documents that I have been doing in class on it with no problem. Then this morning I go to plug it into my computer for the first time and I discover a problem. It lights up and shows up as a removeable storeage under my computer, but when I click to open it up there is nothing in it when i know there is. Then if i try to save a file to it on my computer I get an error saying "system cannot recognize specified file". So I went and plugged it into my roomates computer and it pops up right away and every thing works fine and all the files i have on it show up. It works fine with every computer except mine. Anyone have any ideas of how to go about this??
 

A:SanDisk Cruzer problem please help

Have you tried searching this site for information on that drive? There have been MANY threads from people with issues with the SanDisk drives.

(although my SanDisk MiniCruzer has not given me any problems, guess I have been lucky......so far.)
 

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I have been writing before in a different forum that had kind of died out. I just bought a Cruzer Blade USB flash drive, 8 gb, to back up my computer - windows 7.
It still doesn't like it. I cannot get an external hard drive and this wasn't that expensive. It says to please insert a d/dvd/or usb drive. Well I did that and it gives me an error to insert a dvd. Why wouldln't I be able to back up on an 8 gb back drive.
All I want to back up is my data anyway and not sure how to get just that.

A:Backing up to a sandisk 8 gb cruzer

The computer see's the inserted usb drive correct? Remember what drive letter it's assigned and copy and paste the data you want directly to it, if needed create a folder in the usb for the data.

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I recently purchased a Sandisk Micro Cruzer 4G with U3 formatting. I downloaded a lot of information of it and used it for several days before the device stopped working all together. It has a light that indicates power on it and while using it one day the folder closed and the light turned off. Since that moment I haven't been able to re-open the flashdrive.

I've only used it in my laptop- which runs Windows XP Service Pack2. My laptop still recognizes other flashdrives and the usb ports seem to be functioning normally.

There were a couple of things out of the ordinary though, when I used the cruzer. The flashdrive overheats and our AVG virus protection kept detecting a threat on the flashdrive itself. It only popped up when the stick was plugged in.

I have already browsed the forums and looked at other people's answers and tried all the suggestions. The stick does not show up using Device Management, re-booting the computer doesn't work, and it isn't listed under My Computer. So if anyone else knows how to make this stupid thing work--- PLEASE help me!!!! I would really like my files back since I cannot replace them.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer 4G U3 won't work.

Hmmm . . . No backup. Must not have been anything important on it.

Best hope: Contact the manufacturer and see if they offer a data recovery service.
 

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Hi...I've seen this error in several places along the forum, so here goes:

-Running Windows ME
-Got a new U3 Sandisk Cruzer Micro 512 Megs
-Plugged it into the computer according to the instructions
-Got an error involving CMDNINST.EXE and KRNL386.EXE.
-Shut down and restart.
-Tried again, got same error message.
-Went to Microsoft Online for help.
-Pulled up an article on the problem.
-Printed it out, followed instructions
-Included disabling various hardware in safe mode and re-enabling one by one
-Restarted computer
-After it boots up, same error appears and computer won't do anything. No icons, no taskbar, nothing.
-Shut down and restart.
-Rinse, lather, repeat.

Apperently this is a problem with the drivers in ME, or so I've read.

Weird Part: Even after unplugging the USB and my USB wireless optical mouse/keyboard, I get the same error.

The computer will only boot correctly in Safe Mode.

umm....Help?

-PiMaster415
 

A:U3 Sandisk Cruzer Problems

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Friday, March 23, 2007
I was started to save a document to my san disk and when I did it would just keep on saving and so I clicked on the cancel and when
I did not it has messed up my disk and now it has lost all my work on it and will not open at all and I tried to re format and it want even do that.

So can you help me please?
Thank you
angela
 

A:cruzer sandisk problem

So you only tried saving your important work to the flash drive, and when that failed, you didn't save it anywhere else? Then your work is gone.

As for the drive, are you not able to create any new documents on it at all? Do you get any errors? Has it ever worked?
 

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I have a 4gb cruzer thumb drive I labeled as "4gb drive". I also have a printer which I connect via usb when I need to print something. I labeled the printer as "printer". The thumb drive is the J-drive and the printer is the H-drive. The problem is somehow my laptop has confused the two. It calls the printer "4gb drive" and the thumb drive as "printer". Both items function without issue. I just can't rename them.
How do I rename each item? When I right click the icon, then rename the icon it goes back to the wrong name.
 

A:Sandisk cruzer issue

Sounds like maybe your mount manager is confusing them, have you tried re- setting up the printer to see if that fixes the problem?

I do wan't to point out this is probably not where you want to post this question, you would have better luck if you posted this in the , "Other Software" or "Hardware" section of the site, as this is not a development question...

Wish you the best with your problem..

-C
 

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I have a 4gb cruzer thumb drive I labeled as "4gb drive". I also have a printer which I connect via usb when I need to print something. I labeled the printer as "printer". The thumb drive is the J-drive and the printer is the H-drive. The problem is somehow my laptop has confused the two. It calls the printer "4gb drive" and the thumb drive as "printer". Both items function without issue. I just can't rename them.
How do I rename each item? When I right click the icon, then rename the icon it goes back to the wrong name.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the site after searching forums for some help with the Cruzer 1Gb micro.

My cruzer works just fine on my desktop running Windows 2000, loading "U3" beautifully, however when I plug the cruzer into "newer" desktop and laptop running XP I get an error message sthat says "one of the usb devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned and is not recognized by Windows"

The USB ports on both machines work well with other devises including cruzer mini and an old 64Mb stick.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions that anyone might have.

Thanks,

Michael
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1 Gb.

How is the Sandisk formatted? Are your XP systems fully updated using Windows Update?
 

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My Sandisk cruzer profile, does not work at all with my windows vista laptop can anyone help me?

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I have a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1 gb.
When I plugged it into my computer (first time, win xp) it got completely stuck, so i had to press reset.
Found this topic:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34986&highlight=sandisk
But the only windows I have (apart from xp) is 98, not SE. So I can't make my computer recognise the disc.

First of all, can anyone explain why does my computer (xp) gets completly stuck?
Second, can anyone suggest what to do about win 98?

Thanks.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro

There are alternative methods to fixing flash drives. Read the reference thread again thoroughly.
 

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My two sandisk cruzer micro 4gb used to work in my computer but ever since getting my desk top back from the computer store they don't. They both work in all other computers and other sandisks work in my desk top just not these ones ever since getting it back from the store. the tech at the store isn't there anymore and besides it's been months and I'd like to fix it myself if possible. I have Windows XP if that helps. A little window appears when I plug in my sandisk which gives me choices to view, play ect but no longer do I see the sandisk logo in the bottom right corner. Which I used to click on to open the files within. Plus it doesn't take long for the whole computer to freeze. The only way to unfreeze it is to just pull out (I know, bad) but nothing else works.

paul
 

A:Sandisk cruzer micro 4gb

Right click on it, once it has been inserted and settled down. Then reformat it using the FAT32 format, not NTFS
 

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SO I got a 2GB drive. I removed the u3 software that came with it and formatted it to FAT32 for both mac and windows support. That was like 6+ months ago when I got the drive. I deleted everything on the folder and 1gb of it is used. Anyone know what the problem is?
 

A:Sandisk Micro Cruzer USB drive

ahh...never mind. I finally found the Format button. I formatted and it appears to be back to normal. Still pretty weird for a gb to disappear though.
 

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Hi all,
I recently bought a cruzer Profile. The first time I used it I added fingerprints, Username and Password. Today I logged in (with a fingerprint) and deleted all the fingerprints, thinking I would be able to use it on my MP3 player. Now I canít log in at all (or set up new fingerprints). The moment I insert my cruzer profile, it prompts me to run the software (unlock Cruzer Profile), and then it asks for a fingerprint. I've tried all ten and they all fail. I can't see how it will allow you to delete all ten and then ask you for one as you try to log back in.
I have tried formatting it, but it keeps coming up with "Windows was unable to complete the format".
My Computer and Device Manager shows 2 drives, one shows the Profile logo (Local Disk) and the other one Removable Disk. I can brose the Local Disk. There are several files (autorun, CruzerLoginSetup, CruzerProfile, CruzerProfileHelp, gdiplus.dll, tfm.dll, and movie clips). I ran the CruzerLoginSetup, witch installs the software and asks for a reboot, after that there is no way of accessing the software without a fingerprint, witch it keeps asking me. If I run CruzerProfile it directly asks for my fingerprint. I think I have tried just about everything.
There is no way that I can access the Cruzer Profile or software so that I can enter new fingerprints.
Has anyone had similar problems?
Is there any way to forcibly format the device and start from scratch?
 

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First off I have read a lot of the previous threads and cannot find one that fits my problems. I recently bought a sandisk Cruzer micro 1G and I put it into my laptop and it worked great. then I tried to move a document from my laptop to my desktop (Dell Dimension 2400) and I actually got it to work (I don't know how) but now everytime I put it in my desktop my entire computer freezes until I remove the Cruzer Micro. But it still works fine on the laptop (has worked on 2 different laptops) so I don't know if it is my computer or the flash drive.Help Please!
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro gone wild

When the computer freezes, is the Hard Disk Access light on? Sometimes on my computer it just takes a while (1-2 minutes) searching for the driver for my USB stick. Try just leaving it in there for a while and seeing what happens.
 

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I've got some data stored on a 4GB Sandisk Flash drive I've had for a couple of years. Nothing critical, but I'd like to get it back. One day it was working and then it wasn't. I didn't drop it or damage it in any way I'm aware of. When I plug it into the USB port, no light on the device nor any indication of the usual systray icon that an external device has been connected. Just to be complete, I checked in Windows Explorer and sure enough, it's not there.

Any ideas/thoughts?

Raybro

Sorry, I thought I was in the Hardware forum... Moderator, please move it if you so desire.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Flash Drive

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Gentleman,

I am currently trying to use my flash drive with my computer and it isn't working. It is a plug and play hardware that when plugged in, loads a progam (launchpad) to install the U3 program which is used by the flash drive to manage the programs and files within it. I am currently running Windows 2000 operating system and wasn't sure if the two just might not be compatable.
 

A:sandisk cruzer flash drive

It would appear that it should work with 2K. I just took mine in and plugged it into a 2K system, and I couldn't run LaunchPad, so maybe it's hit or miss.

I just tried another 2K system, and it loaded up fine. Don't know what was wrong with the first one, but it appears to work on 2K and XP here.

http://www.u3.com/support/faq.aspx

What minimum system requirements do I need to use a U3 smart drive?

Pentium III processor
128MB RAM
Low-end graphics accelerator card.

The U3 smart drive Launchpad only runs on computers running Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and later, Windows XP (all editions and service packs), and Windows Server 2003.Click to expand...
 

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I am not able to copy files to my new drive, because it says it's read-only, but I can't find anywhere to correct that, except a mention on an "uninstall" option.

Am I missing something here? Thanks, JP
 

A:U3 Cruzer SanDIsk read only message

You are not trying to write to the "CD-ROM" part of your U3 drive, are you?
 

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I have a Sandisk Cruzer Micro, running XP, and up until recently I had no problems. Now, whenever I insert the drive into a working USB port, the orange light on the drive just flashes 3 times, then a short pause, then flashes three more times, instead of usually always being on. I think it could be a hardware problem (concerning the drive itself) because while it was in the front USB port of my computer, it got knocked around back and forth a little bit. I looked inside the device, and none of the pins seem to be damaged or displaced, and when I opened up the plastic casing itself, all still seems well. Is there any thing else I can do to access the data on the drive? If it means resorting to soldering a new USB male head then by all means I'll do it!
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro problem

Sandisk Cruzer has had a high failure rate for 18 months. But SanDisk will send you a replacement with very little argument. Just contact their tech support.
 

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I recently bought a cruzer Profile. The first time I used it I added fingerprints, Username and Password. Today I logged in (with a fingerprint) and deleted all the fingerprints, thinking I would be able to use it on my MP3 player. Now I can?t log in at all (or set up new fingerprints). The moment I insert my cruzer profile, it prompts me to run the software (unlock Cruzer Profile), and then it asks for a fingerprint. I've tried all ten and they all fail. I can't see how it will allow you to delete all ten and then ask you for one as you try to log back in.
I have tried formatting it, but it keeps coming up with "Windows was unable to complete the format".
My Computer and Device Manager shows 2 drives, one shows the Profile logo (Local Disk) and the other one Removable Disk. I can brose the Local Disk. There are several files (autorun, CruzerLoginSetup, CruzerProfile, CruzerProfileHelp, gdiplus.dll, tfm.dll, and movie clips). I ran the CruzerLoginSetup, witch installs the software and asks for a reboot, after that there is no way of accessing the software without a fingerprint, witch it keeps asking me. If I run CruzerProfile it directly asks for my fingerprint. I think I have tried just about everything.
There is no way that I can access the Cruzer Profile or software so that I can enter new fingerprints.
Has anyone had similar problems?
Is there any way to forcibly format the device and start from scratch?
Thanks
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Profile problems.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic45947.html
 

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When I try to use my SkanDisk Cruzer 16GB on my Toshiba Laptop with Windows XP it says it cannot find a driver for it.
 

A:SanDisk Cruzer Driver not Found

Sandisk has a support page dealing with your issue.

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10/~/cruzer-flash-drive-not-detected-by-windows-pc
 

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I recently bought a SanDisk Cruzer Micro, when it arrived I opened it, inserted it into my laptop and what dya know, it doesn't work.

When I insert it, the wizard comes on and starts searching for drivers, however the wizard fails to find any.

The flash drive does not appear in the explorer or on the disk management, it appears on the 'Other devices' section in the Device management but does not recognize it as a Removable disk thus rendering it utterly useless!

Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Also I am using a Dell laptop with XP.

Thanks!
 

A:SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1GB Problems

Did you test it on another computer?
 

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i have a sandisk cruzer micro 8gb flashdrive and it won't launch the firefox browser i installed on it. i click on the u3 icon>other programs>mozilla firefox for u3 and nothing happens. i checked the task manager and it doesn't show firefox.exe is even running. i've deleted it and reinstalled it but get the same results. i also have opera loaded and it works just fine - please help.
 

A:Sandisk cruzer won't launch firefox

Please remove Firefox from your USB drive
Then download and install again: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable

You may also need to default any firewall or live protecting apps like Spybots S&D
Or just uninstall them
Test the Firefox portable again
Then re-install your Firewall etc
 

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Hi this is my first post on this forum I have a cruzer micro 2gb and it only fills with 1 gb of data the rest remains free and the device refuses to copy any other data even though that the flash is 50% free space i tried formatting it but no luck it copies the data from it to the pc like a charm but when U try to exceed the 1 gb barrier on that flash it says no way
 

A:Sandisk micro cruzer 2gb problem

Probably a fake. Where'd you buy it?
 

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This seems to be a fairly common problem......
I have bought a Sandisk Cruzer 1.0Gb memory stick. It works fine on other computers, but when I plug it into my laptop (Acer Aspire 1520), the Computer recognizes the drive (ie a found new hardware balloon appears) and then opens the found new hardware wizard. This ultimatley says "unable to install hardware"

The drive does not appear in windows explorer, but does show up in device manager, with a yellow exclamation mark over it. Clicking on properties displays the message:

This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.

Any suggestions on how to get it to work??
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer 1.0gb Memory stick

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify th... Read more

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My cruzer appears to work - the lights blink on the drive when you try to access it. But it can't really find the files. Still says the drive ISN'T FORMATTED.
Based on one post, I changed the drive letter away from the default F: to an unused letter. So far, so good.

But... No matter what I have tried, when I format it in a variety of ways, the info window works up to 99% complete and then tells me it can't format the disk. But won't say Why... So I have an unformatted Cruzer.
 

A:Related SanDisk Cruzer problem

Try formatting from a different OS or Computer or both. Then never format again, its flash memory not a hard drive. Fragmentation is essentially a non issue, and I don't see anything you are gaining from formatting over just deleting the file.
 

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Yea Yea I know "another SanDisk question" but.......


I have a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2.0 GB. I read ALL of the advice that was given in ALL the threads (2 weeks to read) and nothing seems to help me. Here is where I am, so please tell me what else I could do.

U3 has been removed and is no longer on the drive.

I have formatted the drive 10+ times in FAT32 as instructed.

My BIOS is fully updated and all USB ports are "Enabled."

I have changed the letter of all my drives multiple times in different combo's.

All my USB?s are 2.0, and fully functional (all my other USB stuff work in all of them).

I do not have any DVD or any other hardcore programs that might interfere with the flash drive.

My flash drive works on ALL XP computers at work, at school and even on my laptop.

I do not have access to WIN98, a computer with WIN98 and all the "HP Softpaq", and "X-format" links in ALL the threads for "drivers" are dead.


The problem I have is that I have tried EVERYTHING! And when I stick the Cruzer in my desktop, it lights up, stays lit and everything but my computer does not know it exists! Even when my comp is restarted with the drive plugged in, it never shows up in my computer, or in DiskManagement. Nothing pops up, not even a sand timer. Formatting was done on my work computers, where the drive actually showed itself.

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A:SanDisk Cruzer Micro Problem

I'm sure this has been posted in all the other Sandisk threads, but I do not remember them all.

Have you looked for it in Disk Management? Right click on My Computer and choose Manage... Does it show up in there?

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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Well, I'm new and this is my first post on Techspot, so please bear with me...
My problem is that whenever I plug this cruzer, it reads fine and I can see it in the my computer window, then the U3 software loads up and says "an error occured while initializing U3 launchpad: drive is unavailable or unformatted. Launchpad will close now, please format the drive, disconnect the device and try again." I tried but windows cannot complete the format for some reason...I've tried using kill_disk to erase the drive so I can then format it, but It closes up with an error report afterwards...every recovery software I've used keeps saying "bad sectors" and such...My last hope was to use the HP USB Disk storage format tool, and it finds the disk and starts, but then displays a message saying:"device media is write protected" anyone know how I can bypass this? or have any ways of solving this problem?or some software I haven't tried? please help ASAP!
 

A:Help with Sandisk U3 cruzer micro usb 512MB

Umm...Okay, just a little update...I managed to rid myself of that stupid U3 software on the flash drive...so that write protection crap is gone...now...windows reads the drive as (E but when I try to open it it says"please insert a disk into drive E:." when I try to format now it says..."no disk in drive E:. Plase insert a disk and then try again." Any suggestions?
 

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Hey, I recently got a sandisk cruzer micro from a friend, and tried to re-install the U3 software on it, (Which failed) and left the stick useless, eventually I managed to re-format it, and it worked for a day or so. But firstly it still showed the CD rom drive partition (which it says is corrupt).

Now, it simply doesn't show up on my computer, and instead of the light going on then off, it stays on. How best should I remedy the problems?

Much thanks, Louis.
 

A:Sandisk cruzer micro problems

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I've spent several hours attempting to get Vista (Ultimate) to recognize my Sandisk Cruzer (2Gb, U3, SDCZ6-2048, BE0608A1B). The flash drive works fine on my XP Pro notebook and worked on my Vista desktop before I upgraded to Vista.

This is the message I get after plugging the drive in (the light comes on for 3-4 seconds):
"USB devise not recognized. One of the USB devises attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message".

When I click the message I get a new window up which shows a list of USB Root Hub (8 ports), and one is listed as "Unknown USB devise".

I contacted Sandisk tech support three times and got three different answers:
1) Use the U3 uninstall tool from their website to uninstall and reformat the flash drive. I did that, but Vista still does not recognize the drive.
2) You are out of luck. Buy a new flash drive. The version I have (v 2.18) supposedly would NEVER work with Vista regardless of uninstalling and reformatting.
3) It is a driver issue. I was told to search for a Vista driver that would enable Vista to recognize my flash drive. After 2 hrs searching, I can't find anything.

I understand that the U3 software may not be compatible with Vista, but a formatted flash drive should not be a problem. It's a "dumb" drive. Or, so I thought.

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A:Sandisk Cruzer 2Gb not compatible with Vista

Is this what you have?

http://www.radioshack.com/sm-sandisk-2gb-enhanced-for-readyboost-usb-flash-drive--pi-2634491.html

I have what I believe is this model; plug it in and you should get a prompt to use "ready boost" on it.

It also says that on the drive case.

In fact, as a check on your issue, I just decided to enable readyboost on it -- and sheesh, it DOES make a difference!
 

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Hi, Could anyone tell me any ideas on trying to get my usb device to work again. Not recognizing on my computer. Went into device managers and can see unknown device. I have tried uninstalled it and pluged it back in but all it says is successful installed unknown device. The computer doesnt even know what it is. Is it possible to try and install a driver for it and tell it that its a usb device?

Thank you
Mitch
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer unknown device

Sometimes the drives just die. This shouldn't be a driver issue, do other flash drives work in the computer? Have you tried this drive in a different computer?

You could open up disk management and see if you can delete the partition and create a new one, or simply format the existing one as NTFS or exfat. WARNING: Doing this will cause you to lose any data you may have on the drive.
 

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My SanDisk 4Gb Cruzer Flash Drive works in my home HP desktop, but does not show up in my office Fujitsu XP laptop. So, I can't transfer my work from home to office. Strangely, it works in my colleagues' laptops - we are issued the same model.

Please advise as to how I could get it to work on my laptop. Thanks a lot!

 

A:Problem with SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive

Welcome to TSG shansg!! Hope this helps...

At work you probably have a network drive mapped to the Letter the FlashDr wants to use. On the work PC disconnect the network drives (or remove the laptop from the network connection then login) for the letter that shows up at home (probably F:\). Insert the FlashDr and the pc should now see it. Go to Computer Management (my computer, right click, select management, go to storage, disk management right click and select 'change drive letter'. Pick a letter that doesn't map.

You'll have to reconnect network drive, easist to logoff and back on or reboot. But that computer should now recognize your FlashDr as the new letter.
 

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Hi, I borrowed a sandisk usb storage (what ever it is called) from my husband. It has some files saved in it. It was working fine, I had copied and pasted some pictures and videos from my laptop to this mini device. Suddenly, there was an error saying that the transfer is not complete so I clicked okay. I checked on it and there are some pictures that were transferred successfully, although not all of them. Anyways, when I used it to the other laptop where I am planning to work on the pictures, I can not open it anymore, saying that I needed to format it before I can use it. I thought maybe it was just my laptop so i went back to the other laptop where i originally took the files from and it says the same thing. Now I can not open it or view files whatsoever...and it is not mine...hellppppp, what could have i done wrong, how can i recover those files. thank you for your help
 

A:Sandisk micro cruzer huuugge problem

did you STOP the drive before removing it?
NEVER hot swap. ALWAYS stop flash drives before removing them.

If not, your data is corrupt. Also flash drives should NOT be used for essential data that is NOT backed up. Flash drives by their very nature are volatile.

You can download file recovery programs to try and recover some of your data - it may or may not be possible to recover all or some of it. The longer you wait and the more the stick gets written to - the less of a chance you will get your stuff back.

try recuva: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...KBl_ll4kNIi6DgWYw&sig2=cdS6gos2uLlOXacW7JfXSg
 

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Ok, so I've got a new 4 GB flash drive to move all my pics/MP3's, doc's and what not over to, so I can do some formatting. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron B130. I plugged it into my USB port (and I tried both E: and F:, and had the same problem on both) and was able to move my MP3's and pics to it with Windows Media Player. However, I can't see it under "My Computer" so I can move my doc's and games to it. I was able to see it under "Safely Remove Hardware", and it showed up as already installed under "Add Hardware" (which it should! It's Plug and Play, no disc came with it). However, I can't find it anywhere that I can drag and drop files. I've tried right-clicking a file and checking "Send to..." and also "Move Selected Files" but it never gives me the F: or E: option. In trying to see if I could back the rest up on CD, I started up Sonic DLA. It couldn't read that I had a disc drive at all (which I obviously, do). I've spent 7 hours straight on this, and I'm at the point of wiping the whole 'puter and giving up all my addresses/programs/files. Can anybody give me any advice? Please?

EDIT to add: I forgot to mention that in my device manager, it says the device is working properly
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive... Where is my F: ????

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Got a 16 GB SanDisk Cruizer flash drive and it did well - until I swapped my hard drive for an SSD.

Since the SSD conversion, the ReadyBoost file on it does not work - Windows won't use it because I have an SSD - that' fine. The real problem is the SanDisk became write protected - can't format, can't delete.

Don't have a problem with a 1 GB flash drive - a SanDisk problem?

Already tried rededit, going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies and entering WriteProtect = 0

A:16 GB SanDisk Cruzer suddenly becomes write protected!

Well try to use a boot partition manager. This allows you to boot from a CD to manage partitions. You can use this to format your flash drive. Search google for boot partition manager.

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This is really starting to annoy me. No matter what, this thing will not eject. It was working fine earlier today and just stopped ejecting properly. Even when using the LaunchPad ejection method, it still does not work. The drives show up in my computer even after hitting eject but they say not accesible. I have tried using unlocker, but it says nothing is locking the drives. So as you can guess I just unplug it, but whenever I try plugging it back in, the LED flashes for a second but goes out (as if it were disabled). This means I require a reboot. Forget rebooting normally, after an ejection ordeal, my computer hangs on shutdown/restart... So I have to use the reset button on my computer. After that I can plug in the drive and it works fine untill you want to eject... Please help.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer U3 Micro 4GB eject problems... Please help

Wrong forum...
 

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Hi,
anybody knows if it would work to replace the NAND chip from another U3? Does controller have ties to the NAND chip?
My problem is that the flash drive full of info is dead. The LED blinks few times and PC doesn't recognize it as a USB device. Seems the controller is broken. If I take a new drive and replace the NAND chip, hopefully I'll see my data (unless San Disk implemented some security features here).

Thanks!
 

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Brand new Flashdrive no longer working because of physical damage and yet I was told by a company they could retrieve the super important files for me for $375.

Here is a pic of the disk.

So I put into the computer USB port and it was working fine. I accidentally kneed it and the red back of the flashdrive cracked off but the green part stayed intact except that I do notice these sort of whitish cracks in the green part at the bottom of the chip. Does anyone...know how I can retrieve the data off this? Or even if it's possible. Although this company did assure me it's possible and they are pushed by Sandisk company.
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Edge 32 Gig Flashdrive Bent

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Unlike various threads I looked at, I want to reformat my SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Titanium Plus flash drive. It came with USB3 stuff that I don't want, and which hassles me every time. I just want 4GB that looks and acts like a single unrestricted USB drive when plugged into a WINXP or Vista PC. I would prefer NTFS, but I could easily live with FAT32. There's no data of significance on the Cruzer to worry about saving first.

I have a WINXP Pro SP3 machine, and a Vista SP1 machine. I could use either to do the reformatting once I learn how.

So far everything I've tried to accomplish this reformating has been thwarted, including using the DOS Format command. Can anyone point me to the procedure or other secret that will let me do this? Would appreciate any words of wisdom.
 

A:How do I reformat a SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive?

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My memory stick was working fine, and all of a sudden it is telling me that it is either passworded or not found, I really do not want to format it again as I need to get at the documents that are on it. Please can anyone advise me what to do - is there anyway I can get the information off and even transfer elsewhere? Also, why did this happen as I always ensure that I ensure that it is safe to remove the stick from the computer before doing so.
 

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I just got a sandisk cruzer micro usb flash drive. When I try transferring files to it, i get the same error message: cannot copy_____ Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name.
I tried it on another computer and it works fine. This is on xp. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:sandisk cruzer usb flash drive problems

There are lots of problems with the Cruzer drives. The 4th READ at the top of this forum deals with how to address the problems. If you try each of those and it still doesn't work, but the drive still works on other computers, then I'd look for reinstalling the USB drivers for your USB controller.
 

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When I plug in my Cruzer, and perform any function that has to do with the flash drive, my computer freezes until i remove the device. For instance, opening my computer, updating or uninstalling the device driver.

Is my flash drive broken?
 

A:SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2gb U3 Freezing Computer

Is this a new flash drive? Has it worked before and just started having issues?
 

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It now reports itself as a Sandisk Firebird with 64Mb total and it is reported by Win7 Home Premium x64 as of type RAW, when I know it should be either VFAT or FAT32. Have scanned drive with Easeus Partition Manager (nada, except same report) and Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition (also, same result). Still trying to figure out how to rebuild the MBR (which appears to have been corrupted by a badly-written Broadcom update!) but so far, no joy.

Since this drive was bought for me in March 2014, I think you can see the drive itself is not the issue. Anyone have any ideas what I can do? I am a computer professional, but this one has me puzzled. Badly.

A:Error with nearly-new 32Gb Sandisk Cruzer Glide

Here's another tool you might try. Highly regarded, but I have no experience with it.

TestDisk - CGSecurity

In my experience, USB drives are pretty flimsy and can just go bad for no apparent reason and aren't necessarily fixable. I had one suddenly show as "RAW" a few months back and could never get it fixed. Returned for RMA.

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I've updated my U3 drive to the newest version. When I plug in it occupies J: (the "CD Drive") and K:. When I try to run the U3 launcher it tells me Windows has mounted it on a drive that was already occupied and that I can't start it.

Disk management won't let me change the drive letter of the CD portion of it, but it will let me change the other one.

Any thoughts?

A:Sandisk U3 Cruzer Micro won't load U3 software

The SanDisk drive you are seeing is a virtual cd drive not one generally available for use. That's part of the SanDisk builtin software package. Simply ignore that and look in the disk management tool at the 2gb, 4gb, 8gb, or 16gb actually less for each like 1.75gb, 3.75gb, 7.75, or 15gb roughly available depending the size.

With a reformat of the drive space will then become readily available in Windows where you can change the drive letter at any time. The screen here shows a SanDisk made into a usb key for the 64bit RC along with another one right above while the 96mb UI drive is actually only 96mb for the SanDisk program itself separate from the usable space.

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How do you password protect a Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive & how do you use the U3 & what is U3?
 

A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Password protect.
U3 flash drives have an extra piece of hardware on the drive to enable U3.
U3 is a portable application platform where you can install and run
programs from the flash drive.
U3 description.
U3 software.
 

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I am running windows 7 on a laptop at work. I would like to use my cruzer micro 16GB but when I put it in it wants me to format. I have information on it that I want kept. My question is will it be wiped out if I format? What can I do? I originally formatted it on a windows vista laptop a couple of years ago.
 

A:If I format my Sandisk Cruzer 16GB will I lose all of the information on it?

It sounds like something is wrong with your USB drive. To answer your first question: YES, if you format your drive everything will be wiped out.
I found a similar post, http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic161141.html, it's about an external usb hard drive, but I guess the answer applies to your problem too.
 

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Had used this to transfer info from an XP Pro machine to a 98/SE machine.
Worked fine for several weeks.

I wasn't aware of the USB Removal tool on the XP machine, so was
unplugging it hot.

Now it's quit accepting files (says the file cannot be created on the drive).
Properties shows it to be full, but the drive file window doesn't show any files.

Have tried to reformat, but maybe I'm not doing something right?

Appreciate any suggestions!
 

A:Sandisk micro cruzer won't accept files but says it's empty!??

Is it in read only mode ?
 

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new hardware found but cant install. it works on other computers.ive tryed everything on the support page and its the same thing over and over. says it needs the drivers and it wants the disk that came with it and i dont have a disk.windows update dont pull anything up

A:sandisk cruzer edge wont install on vista

See this Sandisk support page: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...

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hi it was working fine before and now suddenly when i insert it it just wont load in my computer or anything, if you go into my computer and click removable disk it just says insert it. but if you don't have it in then the icon doesn't come up obviously. Ya the usb also works fine on all other computers still, just not this one, like i said above it used to.
any advice on what is happening?
any solution?
also other usbs work
 

A:Solved: Sandisk Cruzer Micro 16bg Usb Not Loading

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Hello,

as I was putting music on my USB stick, and tried to plug it into another computer it totally stopped working on me. My computer recognizes it as hardware, but I can only "safely remove" it. It doesn't get a driver assigned, or no window pops up with my files. How can I get it to work again?
 

A:USB Stick (SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1.0 GB) Doesn't Work

By the way, I've tried to work it on 4 different computers and it doesn't work. So it's not my computers fault.
 

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I have a sandisk cruzer micro usb flash drive (256mb) that is becoming truly problematic, strike that, nonfunctional. Ive tried this on mutliple machines and operating systems, so i know its a problem witht he flash drive.

The drive is old, about 3 years, and my impression was that these things hardly ever malfuntioned, until mine did, today. When i plug it in, i will usually get, ahrdware need to be installed, then, "there was a problem installing your necesssary hardware..blah bl;ah blah". It basically wont mount as a drive on the system so that i can access the files/drive. It wont function or turn on, anything. I had a feeling it was a problem with the actuall connection to the female USB port. The actual connection part of the drive has had some wear and tear over the years and isnt the most perfectly fitting usb socket anymore, kinda deformed. So when i plug the thing in, (ive done this in the past and it works fine), a little jiggle of the drive, adjustment and careful insertion into the usb port will ensure that the four little copper connectors make contact and the drive is able to turn on/mount so that i can access it on the desktop.

But now its harder and harder to get the thing to work, and when i can get it to mount, the drrive shows that its completely clean, nothing on it, and that there is no room for storage, a filled yet blank drive

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A:Sandisk Cruzer Micro Flash drive dying?????

Its is unlikely in the extreme that surgery will be useful.

What whould you do once inside the unit? There is a surface mounted memory chip or chips, a clock interface and pratically nothing else.

The chips have a MTBF (mean time before failure) just as any electronic device does, they are not eternal and some will have premature failures.

While opening it up and using a maginifying glass to look for circuit board fractures would be the only possibility, the chances of seeing them and then the chances of being able to repair the hair-like tracks would be a challenge, if that indeed was the fault.

In short, you have nothing to lose if it will not mount (unless it mounts no data recovery software can find it) but you may be disappointed in the possibilities that result from disassembly. From your description a mechanical issue may indeed be the problem, but the warnings were there and you should have recovered all at the first sign of a problem.

FWIW I have one here that still works after a trip through the washing machine...
 

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I have similar problem recognizing Sandisk 16 Gb micro cruzer in windows 7 computer. I can see it in disk management but it will not let me format it. I can read other sandisk cruzer drives in this windows 7 computer and the one micro cruzer I can't read in windows 7, I can read in vista and xp computers. I was able to reformat the drive in an xp machine and then I could read it in the windows 7 computer and I could also write to it. However, that only lasted a few days and once again I can no longer read the micro cruzer in windows 7 computer although I can read it in other computers ( vista and xp). Any thoughts or suggestions. Oh yes I have other sandisk micro cruzers that read and write fine in my windows 7 computer. I am running the release candidate version 7100 of windows 7 from May 5th and it does update fine.
 

A:Problems formatting/reading Sandisk Cruzer 16GB in Win 7

The only reason you should be formatting a flash drive is to change the filesystem type.

It seems odd that the drive works fine in other OSes, so I don't have any real advice. I wouldn't get too stressed about it since the problem is happening only in a OS that is really still a beta.
 

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I have a SanDisk Cruzer micro 2.0 GB drive that has about 5 MB of files on it. I have no use for those files and would like to delete them and just use it as a bare drive but I cannot figure out how to delete those program files. Can anybody help?
 

A:Solved: SanDisk Cruzer--delete program files?

See if this helps.
U3 removal tool.
 

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Hi,

I have this flash drive
USB Flash Memory - Smart Design Flash USB Drive by SanDisk
U3 is built within it. As i put it in win7 i dont have the AUTOPLAY menu , but I can through the browser locate the two components of the drive under My Computer:

1-CD DRIVE SYSTEM U3

2-REMOVABLE DISK

I think I read somewhere win 7 Such is restricted to built-DOK with U3 security because ...?

-I've No problem at all with AUTOPLAY in win 7 with all others DOK or disk insertion.

-I've No problem with the "problematic" DOK on VISTA / XP -AUTOPLAY menus opened immediately.

The problem is known?

How can we overcome it in WIN7?

A:SanDisk Cruzer Flash Drive-AUTOPLAY problem

I'm a little confused.

Not your fault, just my slow grasping of problems.

Could you do me a favor and

post a snip of the output of:
WIN E key combo
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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hi!

i am using the sandisk 16GB micro cruzer with the U3 launchpad and i want to store music and video on it but it says drive full after only 4GB of video. properties says there is still at least 10 GB of free space. any idea why?

thanks,

lesmimes
 

A:Solved: Sandisk 16GB cruzer micro only allows 4 GB of files

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First off, a little history on this drive. It has misbehaved in the past once, sometime within the last 8 months or so, but I was able to recover the files and do a format on it. The utility files do exist on my computer I used at the time to back it up, but I never put them back onto the drive.

Anyway, I've got a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1.0 GB thumb drive, flash drive, usb drive, or whatever they're called. Recently, it has become mostly unusable.

Drive has been placed in multiple usb drives on the same computer, with no change in its actions. Likewise, I've successfully tested a Lexar jumpdrive and a Sandisk Cruzer Mini on the same computer.
I have yet to test the trouble drive on another computer. OS is WinXP sp2. I've uninstalled the trouble drive's driver, and reinstalled it with the onboard drivers, but this had no effect.

What I can still do with the trouble drive:

Read/Open files, though it's sluggish compared to normal.
Copy files from here to another location - I've already taken advantage of this and backed up the data on here. I've confirmed that these copied files are fully usable, and can be saved and such.
Safely remove hardware via taskbar icon
such commands as dir and cd in command prompt.

What I cannot do:

Write files, including creating new or editing.
Upon attempting creation of a text file, I get a warning message box: "Unable to create the file 'file.txt' The request could not be performed becaus... Read more

A:Solved: sandisk cruzer micro - can't write, delete, or modify

Have you tried formatting it in Disk Management?
 

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I had this flash drive since last year. I always download movies, t.v. series and anime. After I have watched all that I have downloaded, I always delete it and it also appears in the recycle bin so I also deleting it to not waste memory.

Last March 27, after I download and move the files in my USB. When I went back to my renting house, I tried to watch the t.v. series that I have downloaded in a DVD(XViD format). Unfortunately, the DVD can't read my flash drive.

I attached my USB to a computer and then suddenly, it was not detected by Windows Explorer but appears in Disk Management saying that it is "not initialized, unallocated drive."

I do Google searching and I found this forum, I found out that I should use a partition recovery software. I tried but when I scanned my drive, it always stops at "7-8k of 62530624 sectors." I don't know why but I think my flash drive was damaged.

Is there any other way I can fix it?
My important files are inside there.

Hope that any one can help

A:Sandisk Cruzer Edge 32GB - Disk 1, Not Initialized, Failed Scans

Does it showed in Device manager with yellow exclamation mark?
Regards

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Hi, I am an oap with little pc knowledge. My friend has kindly downloaded some small video clips from my phone onto a SanDisk Cruzer Edge 32GB memory stick. He put a note with it to open with quicktime player. When I load the stick it goes straight to windows options for opening which of course gets me nowhere. I do have quicktime installed but can't seem to get the connection in order to open these files. Now the pc is saying it is not recognising the Sandisc.
I there a kind hearted soul out there who can give me very easy instructions re how to just open these videos onto my pc. Many thanks

A:sandisk cruzer edge flash drive 32GB will not recognise to read files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by victorsj


Hi, I am an oap with little pc knowledge. My friend has kindly downloaded some small video clips from my phone onto a SanDisk Cruzer Edge 32GB memory stick. He put a note with it to open with quicktime player. When I load the stick it goes straight to windows options for opening which of course gets me nowhere. I do have quicktime installed but can't seem to get the connection in order to open these files. Now the pc is saying it is not recognising the Sandisc.
I there a kind hearted soul out there who can give me very easy instructions re how to just open these videos onto my pc. Many thanks


Hi victorsj,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Please let us know what happens when you connect this USB drive to this system or any other system. Kindly post a screenshot of my computer and device manager so we can check the same:

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.
Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I have a 5.1 megapixel Gateway camera. I kept it in my car and more or less forgot it was there so the battery died. I recharged the battery. (all the while, the SD card was in the camera. When I turned on the camera after it was charged, it just showed "error". I tried the card on my computer and it didn't even recognize it was there. I was able to view a different SD card in my camera - so I know the problem is with the card not the camera. Am I SOL? 2 main questions - 1) is there a way of retrieving the pictures I had on the camera? 2) can I format the card so that it is useable or did it bite the dust?
Thanks!
 

A:SanDisk SD 256MB card lost all pictures - is there a way to retrieve?

Retrieve Data From San Disk Cards



joanimaroni said:



I have a 5.1 megapixel Gateway camera. I kept it in my car and more or less forgot it was there so the battery died. I recharged the battery. (all the while, the SD card was in the camera. When I turned on the camera after it was charged, it just showed "error". I tried the card on my computer and it didn't even recognize it was there. I was able to view a different SD card in my camera - so I know the problem is with the card not the camera. Am I SOL? 2 main questions - 1) is there a way of retrieving the pictures I had on the camera? 2) can I format the card so that it is useable or did it bite the dust?
Thanks!Click to expand...

I bought SandDisk cards in Switzerland and I got a RescuePro 1.0 program that should do right the job. I tested it and worked to recover deleted data.
Probably you will find the same or a similar program online.
If not let me know.
 

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I Have a Cruzer Mini512 and use it on my Dell Inspiron 1200. When I try to stop the device by clicking on the systray icon, it tells me constantly that the device is still running and unsafe to remove. Also it takes a long time to save files to it. Please help...
 

A:cruzer mini

I successfully use the exact same thumbdrive on various computers (win98se,win2000,winXP home and pro).
If your workstation is win98se operating system, you must download and install a driver from the sandisk website before your device will work properly.
http://www.sandisk.com/retail/drivers.asp

Are you experiencing this sluggish problem on other desktop computers as well?
 

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My scandisk stopped working. When I put it into the USB port, the green light doesn't light on anymore and the PC doesn't make the sound that it found new hardware. It stopped working just after I took some pictures to get developed. I went back to the shop, maybe they didn't disconnect it properly, but it didn't help. Any ideas?
 

A:Scandisk Cruzer mini

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Maybe this thread HERE will help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hello, I am new to the forums, so I hope I put this in the right spot. I have a 256 mb sandisk cruzer mini. It worked fine for a few weeks, but now I go to plug it in and it doesn't work. The green light on the mini comes on for a few seconds, then it goes out, then comes on, then goes out, etc. The computer doesn't even register that anything is plugged in to the USB port. No beep, no removable storage drive showing up, nothing. The only thing that happens is the light. I have searched the threads, but couldn't find anything like this happening to anyone else. I have windows XP home. I have also tried it on several other computers and it won't work on them either. The data on it is fairly important and took a long time to compile, so I really need to get to it. Any help or ideas would be appreciated. THANKS!
 

A:256 mb cruzer mini problem

Have you had a read of this sticky thread that is at the top of the Storage & Networking forum - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic45834.html
 

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I don't know if this is possible, but can you "fry" your flash drive?
I have a U3 cruzer micro 4GB. One of the features on the flash drive is adding applications like "Mozilla Firefox for U3"
Well last night I was using the Mozilla for U3 and the drive accidentally got pulled out and the window + downloads all closed out.
It didn't appear on my computer anymore so I pulled it out to retry. The laptop did not read it, nor did the other laptop and desktop read it. My friend has a cd player in his truck that can play music saved on a flashdrive and it won't read it either. And also the drive doesn't light up anymore when plugged in, its like nothing has changed when plugged into a port.
What happened?
 

A:U3 Mini Cruzer 4GB Problems

Sorry just a bit confused what you meant.

Laptop will not register U3 cruzer micro 4GB (since being pulled out)
Tried another Flash Drive and that is the same (???)
Or, tried same flash Drive in another player, and it didn't work there either.

If the 3rd one is the issue, you could try:
HP USB Disk Storage Format Utility
Http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/peripherals/SP27608.exe

Will format any USB flash drive
It can be known to recover Flash drives that are un-responsive too.

But if no flash drives work in your computer, then it must be the USB drive
You could click on Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc
And possible remove all USB devices, and then restart and allow them to install again (warning: if you use an extenal USB mouse, obviously it will stop working until restart, and reload of divers again)
 

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I recently puchased a portable drive, a SanDisk mini. The drive is in 'F' protable drive on my computer, I am running Windows XP Home Edition. The file is an 'ncx' file. What program do I open this file with? I cannot find the extension 'ncx' , so I cannot open this drive. Thanks for your help!
 

A:San Disk Mini Cruzer

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I have a friend with a 1 Gig Cruzer mini USB key which was sent through the wash once and worked fine on a MAC after letting it dry out. It worked for about a week of being left plugged in but now when it is unplugged and plugged in elsewhere the LED does not power on nor does any computer recognize it.. Any suggestions or tricks i can pull to get her information back would be greatly appreciated.
DK
 

A:Cruzer Mini seems to get no power

There is a (strong) chance that this thumb drive was damaged by the water event.

You took a significant chance of damaging the computers by plugging it in to either of them.

If I were you,
I would start doing hardware diagnostics to make sure that the USB ports are not damaged!

AND...
Someone else may know a safe way to try to access and retrieve data, but I don't .
I would be inclined to just wirte off the drive (including contents) as a loss.

That's my 2-cents worth, free of charge, for what its worth.
 

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I have been saving my files onto a sandisk cruzer mini 128MB flash drive. Everthing was going ok till yday when I plugged in my cruzer mini and I saw the littl eicon on my computer and the green light went on too but i was not able to access my files. When I tried it kept asking me to insert the desk Then I tried one of the freeware to recover files from it and that returned zero files. Can somebody tell me how I can retrieve files from it, if at all possible. Unfortunately I dont have back up too.

Thanks
 

A:retrieve files from faulty cruzer mini-please help

I have a Cruzer Micro that I accidently wiped out (and fixed) so maybe I can help a little bit. First of all, you have to be able to access the drive before you can recover any files. If your computer is telling you to insert the disk, that ususally means that it does not think the drive is there. Did the recovery program that you tried detect the drive? Also, which operating system are you using?
 

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My flashdrive I use for work is an 8GB Sandisk "Cruzer pop"

I have been using this for a while and it has a lot of valuable info on it.

Today when I put it into my work computer (an HP with Windows 7), it is popping up with the message from Microsoft Windows:

"You need to format the disk before you can use it...Do you want to format it?"

-When I decline it says the drive is not accessible as "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."​
The same message happens when I tried the flashdrive on my laptop (a 2013 Dell with intel inside CORE i3 processor and Windows 8). I also tried restarting the laptop with the flashdrive in it.

I was just using the flashdrive on this laptop computer last night. I did one thing differently than usual. Instead of ejecting the flashdrive before taking it out of the drive, I just shut down the computer and took it out after it shut down. I have done this many times before though because I thought it was okay(?)...

**Another odd thing is that when I go to eject it, the prompt for this command is now calling the flashdrive by another name. It used to present the option "Eject Cruzer pop" and today it is saying "Eject Firebird6Sp9" -which is another type of flashdrive from Sandisk I believe.

Oy! What is going on, and more importantly, can I get my files back?!?!!!???

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A:Sandisk Cruzer pop with valuable files now prompting "You need to format disk" msg.

Welcome to Tech Support Guy
Can you make a CD - in otherwords do you have some blank writeable CD`s
If so and you do NOT have access to a computer running XP which may well enable you to use the flash pen providing it is Windows 7 file system stopping you and not serious corruption of the file system on the SanCruzer - then make this CD
http://forums.techguy.org/8478763-post6.html
post back when you have it made and I will guide you further
 

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I have a SanDisk Cruser mini 1.0 GB flash drive that worked fine only once. Now i don't know what happend to it.. it has stopped working. when I plug it into any computer a the light on the flash drive turns on and the drive gets detected and a drive letter also gets assigined. when i click on it the system hags for very long period and then shows a mesage something like "semsphore lock timed out", i tried to format it from DOS window of XP, i got the message "Track Zero" bad. is there a way to fix my drive?


Thanks
B. Ravi Shankar
 

A:Scandisk 1.0 GB Cruzer Mini Flash Drive not working

I have the same problem too ...
Only thing mine is a 512 drive ... Any suggestions on what to do???

Help needed urgently
 

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I have a 1GB Cruzer Mini flash drive, and this morning, I was copying MP3 files over, which didn't amount to 970 MB, which was the amount of free space it gave me. Near the end of copying , it gave me a "Disk is full" error, but I still had about 450 MB left. Anyone else run into this or have any idea why I can't access the rest of the space? Thanks in advance!
 

A:Unable to access all of Cruzer Mini Flash Drive

Solution

Since I never heard any suggestions, I'll assume no one knew, so I'll post the fix for anyone who encounters a similar problem. The drive was originally formatted as FAT and only let me use a bit over 500 MB. Once reformatted (through the Disk Management utility in Windows) with FAT32, I was able to use all the space with no problem. Why SanDisk failed to mention this anywhere is beyond me. Hope this helps someone.
 

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I put my adaptor card in and nothing happens, but when I put my regular sandisk card in, the computer responds to it. Why won't my adaptor card work?
 

A:Mini sandisk not working on my PC

Can you "see" the card? You probably must reformat the card to get it working properly.
 

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I was just wondering if between the regular Kingston 1GB Flash USB drive and the Sandisk Mini 1GB Flash USB drive which is better? The only difference is that the Kingston has a 5yr warrenty but only 2 for the Sandisk.
 

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I have one of these, a 1 gb, and it just went thru the washing machine.

I let it sit 2 weeks,and plugged it in and it works fine, my question is, is anything going to rust on the inside and have it die on me at some point in the future ?
 

A:Sandisk mini-cruiser USB memory stick

Don't know but if you do it again put it in some isoproyl alcohol and shake it around. The alcohol will dry better then the water so doing this helps.

Old trick for those small bottles you wash and you want to get the inside dried out.
 

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