Hello. Well I just bought a brand new pendrive, a Sandisk Cruzer Pop. At first everything was ok… the pendrive came FAT32 formatted I think, I ran some benchmark tests, everything was fine. Then… I choose to format it as NTFS, that’s when all the issues started.
Automatically, Windows stop recognizing its size, as you can see here:
After a lot of troubles, I was able to format it in my laptop, which it had no issues to recognize the flash drive, I just plugged it in and the laptop recognize it instantly.
I did all the format there, I came back to my computer but still, it took ages to recognize it, and it didn’t do it properly.
So I went back to my laptop. This time, I did a Clean all followed by format fs=NTFS.
My desktop computer recognized the flash drive this time. Thinking the problem was over, I wen to the Device Manager, I activate the policy for “Better performance”, my pendrive vanished from a second from the disk list and never came back. I disconnect it and reconnect it again and now I have the very same issue I had in the begining… the desktop doesn’t recognize the drive, not even its size, and it didn’t let me format it.
What is going on and how do i solve it?
I’m extremely lost, I never had such a troubled USB drive.