|Just to say that my flash drive (second attempt) arrived today despite the holiday mail situation. It's great and many thanks for the extra effort. Wonder where the first one got to....|
To make this response more useful, for those who don't know already there is a neat trick to stop flash drives being attacked from the wicked autorun.inf virus (passed between computers via flash drives).
You use the command line, switching it to each of your flash drives using its letter, for example J:
These are the commands:
mkdir autorun.inf (this creates an autorun folder)
cd autorun.inf (opens the folder)
mkdir .\con\ (this creates an undeletable folder inside the autorun folder)
This will prevent any autorun files being put on those drives.
The folder "Con" cannot be created in Windows (OK in Command Prompt or Linux).
It can only be deleted from a flash drive using Linux or by formatting the flash drive.
Check it by trying to delete folder autorun.inf (if it deletes you have not got the commands exactly right).
Flash drive even works on my old Win 98 despite being half the size of the HD.
Got driver from "Windows update" in the normal way (which is amazing).
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks