The flash drive is not recognized by the computer.
A flash drive is one of the most convenient and compact removable media that almost all PC users use. Flash media is very compact, easy to use and modern. The most common problem that may arise when working with this type of removable media, namely, not the detection of a PC flash drive.
Why there is a similar problem and how to deal with it, read on.
So, sometimes even a fully functional flash drive, the computer may not recognize, it is important to determine the reasons why this problem may occur.
Identifying the causes and eliminating the problem of not detecting the flash drive by computer
1. Determine if there are any hardware faults in the computer itself, this primarily concerns the USB connectors. Well, of course, you should make sure that the flash drive is working. Check it out is easy enough. If the port is in good condition, then when the USB flash drive is connected to it, the indicator will give a signal that new equipment has been detected and that it is working properly. If the indicator blinks, but your PC does not detect a new device, then the problem is directly in the operating system. But, and, of course, if the indicator does not transmit a light signal, therefore, either the flash drive or the port has malfunctions.
2. Most often, the PC does not detect the connected USB flash drive if you are using the port on the front panel of the system unit. This may be due to several reasons: insufficient power to this port, there is no connection to the power supply. If you simply plug the USB flash drive into another port, which is located on the back of the system unit, and it will give a light signal, therefore, the reason was covered in the front connector.
3. Sometimes the reason for not detecting a flash drive may be due to insufficient power supply of the USB port. This may be due to several reasons: a large number of simultaneously connected peripheral devices to a PC, an excessively large flash drive volume, which creates an excessive load on the power supply. In order for your flash drive to be detected by a computer, first try to disconnect some additional USB devices.
4. If, after carrying out all these manipulations, your computer still does not detect flash drives, then you need to check the health of the flash drive itself. If possible, try to connect the USB flash drive to another computer, if the problem with not detecting occurs on another PC, it means that the USB flash drive is simply faulty and must be repaired or repaired.
5. Most often, this problem arises because the PC operating system assigns a flash drive letter, under which the system is any network drive. This problem can be solved as follows: go to Start – Control Panel – Administrative Tools – Computer Management – Disk Management. Next, from the list of disks that are on your computer, find the USB flash drive. Right-click to bring up the menu and select “Change drive letter or drive path.” Then you can choose the letter that is free, and confirm the choice made.
6. Another reason for not detecting a flash drive may be obsolescence as a driver for this type of equipment. To do this, identify those drivers that are outdated or missing, and install new ones.