I have a Sandisk cruzer 8 GB flashdrive (Model# SDCZ36-008G). I can use it succesfully on several computers except one. All the computers I have tried it on are running Windows XP. When I insert it in this one computer, it attempts to install the drivers, and I get the following error;
“Error Code 28 - The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.”
I can see “Sandisk Cruzer” in the Device Manager listing, where the properties say it is not installed properly. I cannot see it in a Windows Explorer tree.
I have tried to use it plugged into a HP printer’s USB port, but the printer also will not recognize it (this worked for another makers flash drive that also would not work on this PC). I have also tried it with a (non-powered) USB hub, with the same results.
Uhh, i also had the same problem, but with my 16gb sandisk cruzer flashdrive… i just installed ubuntu (beside windows) with wubi-installer from Ubuntu, and after that, i rebooted my pc and dualbooted ubuntu from the boot screen. then i plugged my usb flashdrive into my pc, and the usb appeard on the desktop in ubuntu. after that, i just rightclicked on my usb flashdrive and looked for “propeties” label. when i found if, i pressed it and looked for a label (i dont know what its named in english… i used the swedish verison of ubuntu) on the first page of propeties thingy, i think it was “hardware manager” or “look for the device in the hardware manager”. then i went to that thing and looked for my flashdrive. when i found it, i looked for the formatting button. then i clicked on it and i formatted it to “ntsf”. when ubuntu formatted my flashdrive, i rebooted my pc again, but with windows. then i went over to U3 Sandisk page and downloaded the file named “LPinstaller.exe”. then i reinstalled U3, and it was as new again!
Im sorry for my bad english, but i hope this helped you.
I got the same problem, the flash drive was working just perfect for 10 days exactly, i was copying a divx movie, it finished the copy, then i put it onto Divx Portable Player, and it said that USB is not valid, then i return ti my laptop, and GOSH!! Unknown device pop ups every single time that i plug it into a usb port. Change laptop, the same, put it usb into car stereo, the same, not a valid usb. I’ve made it all, the power supply turn off solution, the uninstall from control panel, the update driver option, i refused to think that is a hardware problem, because it went from good to bad, in less than a minute. Thank you in advance for your help. I’m from México, english is not my native languaje.
I am having this same problem with my 16 GB Cruzer Flash Drive. It works in my netbook but not my desk top. The installer can’t find a driver. What did others do to fix the problem. I downloaded Windows Service Pack 3 hoping that would help but it didn’t. A