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finky46

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I think my initial problem with the drive was caused by a Malware problem which was just remedied.
At that time I got an Error Message: Cannot copy file. The path is too deep. And the drive kept showing up
on "G" instead of "F".
Since the malware fix the drive is now showing on "F", with the Error Message: Cannot read from source file or disk.
I've googled the errors but haven't come up with a solution.

The Device Manager says everything is working properly.

Any ideas?
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If the issues only occur when the flash drive is in use, it's most likely it's worn out. They don't have a infinite life, just good for so many thousands reads and writes. After that they're scrap.

Do you have other pen drives you can try?
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I should have mentioned that they all work fine on other systems. I also formatted them in NTSF recently.
The whole mess started after I got some Trojans.

By the way this is on a Dell XPHomeSP3.
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