Can Someone Explain This? Pen-drive Problem!

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  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    So, I just purchased a Kingston 4GB DataTraveler Pen-Drive.... and it's empty, so i plugged it in and i got this [see photo attached] can someone explain it? plz, !
    i tried to reformat it from a windows PC, and i erased everything from it, and tried again and got the same thing... i dont get that with my other pendrive, external hard drive, cam, etc....
    what can i do?


    PS. Im on os x 10.5.7, and btw, whatever i press (initialize, ignore, and eject) nothing happens...
     

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you open up the program 'Disk Utility' does the flash drive show up in the left panel?
     
  3. dartagnanh macrumors newbie

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    I have had several flash drives: Kingston DataTraveler, Transcend, Imation, etc. Nothing like that ever happened to me. If I were you I'd immediately return it back to where I bought it and ask for a new pen drive replacement. I'm sure there is a warranty for these drives even if it be just for a couple of weeks.
     
  4. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so, yes i can see it in disk utility.... i try to erase it.... but it gives me this [see attchmnt] :mad::mad::mad::mad: i try to partition it, same thing! and btw, i tried to format it as macos extended and as ms-dos... nothing!
     

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  5. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I cant , coz it actually came as a gift with a laptop bag that my cousin sent me from the US, so its kinda complicated.... :(
     
  6. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    GUYS, IM STARTING TO FREAK OUT HERE!!

    I just inserted a DVD movie (that ive watched a couple times on my macbook) and its giving me also this!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     

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  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    try formatting it in fat 32 aka MS-DOS format
     
  8. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    OP - on the first picture at the bottom it says "unformatted' for the Partition Map Scheme. When you are in the Partition Options in disk utility, click the Options and select MBR, then format to FAT32.
     
  9. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it didnt work!!

    Im Furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    its working normally on pcs!!!!!!
     
  10. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Does disk verify (in disk utilities) give you any hints as to the problem?
     
  11. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It gives me "Permission Denied" on everything i do it in Disk Utiliy. And i checked, and there's no lock or something on the outside of the pendrive...
     
  12. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Does it work on the PC if you erase and format it (MBR and FAT32)?
     
  13. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it works on PCs and i've already tried formatting it MBR and FAT32 and works again in PC but not my Mac!!!! urgh... im frustrated...
     
  14. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry that it is not working out. Occasionally a device seems to do just that (no personal experiences though). If it is just frustrating, throw it out and buy a new one. :D
     
  15. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I think he has bigger problems, judging from his post about a DVD above.

    I ran into this problem before, but it was back in the Tiger days. It was after a update I think. I ended up doing a archive+install and that fixed the problem. Worth a try?
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    dumb question but some (mostly older) thumb drives have a read-write lock switch. Does the problem thumb drive have this and if so, is it set correctly.

    given the inexpensive nature of thumbdrives, I'd not get furious over it, and just buy another one. They're like 20 bucks.
     
  17. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, i tried everything... even i booted from Leopard DVD and used Disk Utility to reformatted, and it did show up when booted from the dvd... but when i was back to my OS, it gave me the same error.....

    i;m gonna drop it off.. im just sick of it....:(
     

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