[AI] help regarding my pen drive!

Manish Agrawal magrawal at sapient.com
Mon Jan 14 19:10:50 EST 2008


What exact model of pen drive do you have? Look for similar problems for
that model on Google.

The safe mode suggestion is good but may not help with problems other
than formatting.
Some of the u3 drives come with a software utility that installs when
you use the drive for the first time on an XP box. In most cases, this
utility is the cause of this problem. Get rid of this utility and format
your drive so, this utility doesn't get installed again.
Look in add/remove programs if you have something installed specifically
for the pen drive. Also look in control panel|system|device manager.
If you cannot find anything, one utility that may come in handy is
"unlocker.exe". Look for a free download of this utility on Google. What
this does is allow you to remove all OS handles on a drive/folder and
get past the "drive/folder is in use" error message.
  
Hope this helps.

-Manish
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 2:08 PM
To: Mamta; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] help regarding my pen drive!

better if you go to safe mode and then try   formatting it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mamta" <mamtabc at accessindia.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 11:55 PM
Subject: [AI] help regarding my pen drive!


>    Hello!
> I am trying to format my pen drive:
> this is the error message which I am getting,
> Please help me to solve this problem!
> I am pasting this message for you!
>
> (Formatting Removable Disk (J:)
> Windows cannot format this drive. Quit any disk utilities or other 
> programs that are using this drive, and make sure that no window is 
> displaying the
> contents of the drive. Then try formatting again.
> OK)
>
> I have deleted all the data even tried restarting the p c many times!
> and also scanned with antivirus!
> All is ok but no good results for formatting!
> Even Now I am trying to safely remove it from the system tray and its
not 
> happening here is that error:
>
> (U3 Launchpad
> An error has occurred while attempting to eject the U3 smart drive.
Please 
> check for any open documents or programs running on the
> device and try again later.
> graphic 192  OK graphic 839 )
> Even while opening the pen drive by pressing enter from my computer!I
have 
> a error of Shel 32.exe!
> It says that "shell 32.exe, can not close the previous instance of
this 
> script, Keep waiting?
> Yes, no,
> If I say yes! then my focus goes back to the removable disk drive!
> if I say no then my computer restarts!
> That's it!
> Even I am not able to safely remove the pen drive!
> it says that please close some programs which are using it or check if
no 
> audio files are playing!
> Like these all so many errors!
> I am not able to even open it I have to say that auto play and then
select 
> open folder to view file from windows explorer and then open it like
that 
> then only I can access my pen drive!
> other wise not!
> I am using Windows xp with office 2000.
> Please do help me!
> thanks a lot for your kind help!
> many thanks!
> regards
> Mamta.
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