Nothing shows up for the flash drive when I open My Computer. If I
plug any other USB drive, they are recognized(and seen as External Drive
G: ) so I know the USB ports are working fine. No other network drive is
mapped which could cause name conflict.
In device manager, the message is the device cannot start Code 10.
Went to Disk Management, but the disk is not seen.
Ran the Microsoft Fixit tool from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123
, but it did not help.
Tried updating the driver for USB drive, but Windows(after searching on
the Web) claims best driver is already installed for the device. I don't
notice an updated driver at http://www.sony.net/Products/Media/M...usd/index.html
I am running Windows 7 professional 64bit. Tried opening the flash drive
on Windows Vista 32 bit, Windows XP 32 bit, but there also it is not
recognized as an external drive.
The data recovery tools Recuva cannot work since Windows does not
recognize the drive. User has some data which needs to be recovered. He
claims that it was working fine last week on his home computer. He tried
using it in his home computer now which also does not recognize it.
Tried Paragon System Recover CD to see if it can read the drive, but it
could not. Attempted using Ultimate boot CD to check if it would
recognize the drive, but it does not. When the drive is plugged, the
light on flash drive is on as if the device is in use. The flash drive
does not appear to have any physical damage
What else can I try other than sending it to a data recovery firm?