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USB Flash Drive - Stopped Working


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Dear GTG -

My SanDisc Cruzer, 8 Gig, USB Flash Drive stopped working. My PC Vista OS, recognizes the drive and then rejects it. I can briefly see the drive letter pop up on Explore. When I plug the drive into my older XP PC, it doesn't get recognized at all.

What can I do to get the files from this drive? The files contain a list of 35 to 45 passwords I use. Is there a piece of recovery software that I could use? Perhaps a specialized piece of hardware?

I am starting to rebuild this, but it will take weeks with revalidating security, etc.

Help most appreciated -
Sans Sandisc in St. Louis
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Dear GTG -

I just tried the USB drive in my wife's laptop and the laptop ID'ed it correctly with a balloon as Sandisc Cruzer USB Drive. A few seconds later, another balloon indicated "...there may be a malfunction in a piece of hardware that was connected." The laptop was unable to display the drive or its contents.

Wheter it matters or not, the OS for the laptop us Windows XP Professional 2002.

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Sans SanDisc in St. Louis (SSSTL)
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