usb memory stick problem

  shauny36 09:49 08 Jan 2006

hi have a oldish usb memory stick which i used about twice a week now it doesnt seem to work anymore, the green light comes on but thats it where as before it used to flas red.
have tried it on about 4 computers with the same result.
when i go into device manager it comes up with a yellow icon next to the usb mass storage device.
have scanned for better drivers but it says cant find any better ones than those already installed.
does this mean its broke.

  Halmer 09:56 08 Jan 2006

had the same problem with my old 32 mb Disgo last week. Over time it started to get more and more erratic (not erotic!) working on some PCs and not others. Then it stopped completely and the green light just stayed on instead of flashing. I binned it yesterday as I assumed it was u/s. Treated myself to a 512mb one.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:38 08 Jan 2006

Try formatting the drive to rewrite the MBR on it.

  jack 13:56 08 Jan 2006

Try a Reformat.
Get hold of a disk recovery utility ie BadCopy Pro /PC Inpector to pull up all the old stuff.

  shauny36 19:29 08 Jan 2006

cant format it because when i insert the usb it doesnt come up with any icons or removable disk.
all that happens is it makes a little bleep and the green light stays on.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:01 08 Jan 2006

Look for it in disk manager.

Beep means windows found it and green light powered ok.

light will flash as data is being transfered (writing to)

  shauny36 19:06 09 Jan 2006

how do i get to disk manager.
have used another usb memory stick in the same port and it works fine.

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