my pen drive shown as unknown device in device manager

April 26, 2014 at 04:40:47
Specs: Windows XP
when i attached pen drive in usb port it is not shown in my computer it is shown in device manager as unknown device. some day ago it is shown a error massage that your pen drive is write protected after 2 days when i trying to open it asked for formatting and not opend and after some day it totally not detected by computer

plz help my very useful data in that drive

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April 26, 2014 at 09:32:16
Firstly, you should never store files on a pen drive which are not backed up somewhere else. Saving important files just on one drive is very unwise, especially a pen drive as they can fail suddenly without any warning.

See this thread for possible fixes:

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April 26, 2014 at 12:10:16
Does the pen drive work on another computer?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 26, 2014 at 12:36:04
You could drive data recovery software such as recuva and see if that will find the data. If the drive is no longer recognized at all, it likely won't work, but it's worth a shot.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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April 27, 2014 at 07:24:03
See if the pen drive shows up in Windows Disk Management. If it does, then post all the information listed there for that drive.

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