I have 3 SanDisk Cruzer thumbdrives which have worked flawlessly up until the other day. I have 2 windows 7 computers with one computer still reading the drives with no problems while the other computer now sporadically reads them. The cruzer drives work flawlessly on an XP computer so I know the Cruzers are not broken.
The computer that doesn’t read the cruzers still reads my other flash drives such as a Lexar and an older Sandisk 16 GB (2008-9 version) with no problems. The problem only seems to be with the newer cruzers on this computer.
Looking at computer management the cruzer drives show up in disk drives and portable devices. In portable devices they show up with the correct letter. In disk management however they do not show up. They also do not show up in explorer however if I type the drive letter in it goes to the drive but it cannot read anything with no files showing. If I try to create a directory it say the device has been removed.
I have changed the letter of the drive but this does not bring it up in explorer.
The only thing I have done is to connect a new Samsung Galaxxy 10.1 Tab 2 to this computer and install Kies. I wonder if this would couse the problem.
Maybe the solution is to buy Lexar?
Any comments appreciated.