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    Default Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Does anyone know how to recover data from a dead USB flash drive?
    It did work. Now nothing happens when it is plugged in - it is not recognised.

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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Is it plugged directly into the computer? I have found that
    using a USB extension cable does not allow certain flash drives
    to be recognizeable.

    Never had one fail on me. I guess I should not be relying on them so much.
    I have my profiles backed up on a cd somewhere.

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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Always try the drive on another computer. Sometimes the USB ports can get fussy

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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    I've tried with and without cable in two different machines.
    I think I may have kicked it.
    My home machine is floor-standing with the front ports about an inch off the floor - stupid place for them! And the reset button is directly above - even more stupid!


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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    what about a different Operating System?
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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by rafa_estrada
    what about a different Operating System?
    Hmm. Interesting.
    What's the thinking behind that?

    Unfortunately, all my machines are running XP Pro SP2.
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    Talking Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Try kicking it in the other direction?

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    Default Re: Recover data from a dead USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by kleenhippie
    Try kicking it in the other direction?

    Yeah. I did.

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