Hi I recently got an annoying virus on my acer laptop (sujin.com.np) and then this thing called Disk Knight started appearing everytime I plugged something into a USB port. I seem to have finally got rid of both of them but in the meantime my pen drive and my Kingston memory card reader have both stopped working. When I plug them in nothing happens and they don't work on other computers either. My memory card does work when put into the built in card reader on the laptop. The pen drive had only been used once and it seems a bit too coincidental that I get this Disk Knight thing appearing and then they both stop working. Is there any way to reactivate them or are they broken? Many Thanks
No. Nothing whasoever happens when I plug them in. They don't appear anywhere and no lights come on or anything. Really annoying and I'm a bit reluctant to now use my one remaining pen drive in case the same thing happens.
USB items - especially drives - should always be disconnected via the "safely remove hardware" facility in Windows. Failing to do this, despite what is claimed about USB being hot-pluggable, can easily result in the device and/or the USB port being destroyed or at least deactivated.