When I insert my memory stick problems arise. It either says on 1 PC please insert disk into drive E or on another PC it will say do you wish to format. If I select format it comes up with error 'windows was unable to complete the format'. Whats the problem and what can I do please? Thanks.
Can you try the stick in other PCs. With my floppy problem it says put in disk or format in 3 PCs but if I connect second floppy drive via USB it works in all. I guess please insert disk or format suggests media not being recognised. I think XP should recognise - anyone else know for sure? I would try stick in other USB and other USB devices in the one giving you the problem. This should at least show if either stick or USB works under other conditions.
Try booting with the stick pre-installed. I had a very similar problem with a brand new stick which was recognized the first time it was installed but refused to be recognized if it was subsequently removed and re-installed although it did appear in drive manager but with no drive letter assigned to it. (As it was new I ended up returning it for a refund) However it was recognized if I booted with the stick pre-installed so that may be worth a try if you are attempting to recover information from it.