While fixing one of our home computers I used two memory sticks to keep and move files between computers.
The operation was a full wipe and redo of the one computer, it is done and working fine.
The memory sticks are not.
When I put them in any of our three computers they come up in the plug n play as CD drives and ask for me to insert a CD???
This does not happen with other memory sticks I have in the house, they all come up on all three computers as they are supposed to.
What can cause this?
As background: while reformating the one computer I also cleaned up my son's computer.
On his I found two trojans and a reg problem. The trojans were swizzer and agent. The reg issue was an open reg edit.
All of this is gone now and I have clean scans on all computers from Malaware, Panda and the HJTs seem tight.
So could those trojans/reg edit have been the cause for this odd problem where plug-n-play misidentifies the two sticks as CD drives?
And more importantly, is there a way to get into the sticks and recover them?
1. the files most importantly
2. use of the sticks would be nice (though I think my trust will be weak with them no matter what)
I have no idea how to try and "see" inside the sticks when PnP aborts entry and lists them as CD drives? How do I get around that? Is there a way to put them in, have them remain unidentified as to type, and then explore their contents?
Is there some tool that will fix whatever has occurred (assuming I am not the first...)
Thanks in advance for any help offered.