I have had a USB pen drive for several months but it is now no longer working correctly. When i plug it in and try to access it using My Computer i get the message 'Please insert a disk into Drive F'. Has anyone else had this problem with their pen drive or is mine just broken?
Now this bit confuses me. I use pen drives as well and I've never seen an error message like this before. Have you tried plugging the device into other usb ports? Have you made an major changes to system configuration recently - this may result in drive letters getting messed up. By any chance is your motherboard a PCChips?
As for Jackcoms comment "If you have been simply pulling it out of the USB port, there may have been some damage to it over time. " NOT true - Win XP allows write caching and quick removal, unlike Win 2K. This is a per user setting for each USB removable device.
Thanks for the responses but I haven't made any major changes to the system configuration recently and my motherboard isn't a PCChips. I have tried the pen drive in 3 other PCs and get the same message. The strange thing is that when you run an an anti-virus scan on the drive using Norton it picks up that there are 93 files on the pen drive.