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Sandisk is unallocated advice needed please. (Resolved).


Best Answer catmitt , 29 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

Ok i just googled how to test usb port... To scan for hardware changes, follow these steps:Click Start, and then click Run. ... Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. ... In Device Manager, clic... Go to the full post »


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catmitt

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Hello my 30gb Sandisk is not being recognised.

 

On disk management it shows as unallocated.

 

I do have files on there, but its not the end of the world if i lose them.

 

Help needed please on proceedure.

 

Thank you.

 

I am running windows 7.


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First, format it using something other than Windows, then try formatting in Windows once again.


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phillpower2

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Hope you don`t mind the interjection folks  :)

 

catmitt

 

 

On disk management it shows as unallocated.

 

 

I do have files on there, but its not the end of the world if i lose them.

 

 

The storage space being shown as unallocated is how a new storage device shows up on first being powered up, this means that it is highly likely that the data will be inaccessible in any event, not being the end of the world this time is fine but what if you are able to use the device again and it does the same thing again but with data on it that you really cant afford to lose, what I am saying in a nutshell is that something caused this to happen but what, how much free storage space was on the device before this happened.


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Ok i just googled how to test usb port...

 

To scan for hardware changes, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run. ...
  2. Type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. ...
  3. In Device Manager, click your computer so that it is highlighted.
  4. Click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes.
  5. Check the USB device to see whether it is working.

 

And i now find that the usb appears to work, files show up, and on Disk Management it is now showing up as E Healthy Partition Fat 32...

 

Strange as it worked ok for my WD Elements and other usbs...

 

I will format it and test it tho.

 

Thank you guys !!


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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution so that it may help others  :thumbsup: 

 

Good call on testing the device and you are welcome btw  :)  


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