Flash Drive thinks its a floppy disk!!

  Howard's Way 18:48 04 Mar 2010
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Windows XP systems

I have a Intregal 4GB flash drive and this has been working fine until yesterday, now when I put it in any computer it activates as a B: drive with 1.44MB on it and it displays 2 Intregal files.

The manual PDF and and exe file UDPv275.exe

Anyone got any idea how I can access my data?

  MAT ALAN 18:53 04 Mar 2010

click here
might help...

  Howard's Way 19:19 04 Mar 2010

After reading the PDF file, low and behold there is a tiny dip switch on the drive that switches it between a FDD 1.44MB and HDD 4GB. Why this is I do not know but I must have moved the switch by mistake, it moves very easily.

So I have all my data back Phew!

  Simsy 19:54 04 Mar 2010

that the switch you refer to is a "Lock" that locks the main partition on the drive away and out of sight, (so you can't accidentally erase stuff on it!)

When it is unlocked you can see the main partition... but you can also see the B drive as well in this state... you've probably just not noticed it before!

At least, that the situation with my Integral flash drive,

Regards,

Simsy

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