USB memory stick not showing up on pc

  martd7 17:23 08 Nov 2013

My usb memory stick isnt showing up in "my computer"

In device manager it shows as a generic flash drive "this device is working properly"

In partition manager i get the message "the device is not ready",i use part man to format the memory stick to fat 32

Windows 7 operating system

Any help appreciated,ive had some problems with this previously but using partition manager to delete and reformat previously worked but not on this occasion

  martd7 12:57 10 Nov 2013

bump this up see if anyone has any ideas

  Jollyjohn 13:04 10 Nov 2013

It's probably the stick. I have four different makes and the TDK one does not work on my W XP laptop. It works on a Linux box, a W7 box and on my virtual systems.

  martd7 13:11 10 Nov 2013

i am beginning to think that because i have had problems withis before,my other 2 sticks are fine

  rdave13 14:13 10 Nov 2013

Does it show in disk management? Try assigning it a letter.

  martd7 14:45 10 Nov 2013

yes it does its assigned itself to G:

have changed it to f but still doesnt show in My computer and same message in partition manager,device not ready,thinking its faulty now as i have had this problem before but partition manager reformatted it previously successfully

  rdave13 14:54 10 Nov 2013

It might be that if the drive is empty then windows doesn't show it. I think the route is computer, organize, folder options and untick the box for hide empty drives.

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