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Can't open my flash disk

I've tried to open my flash disc but it says that I need to format it, I can't afford to do this because I'll lose valuable information that I have stored on it, how can this be resolved.
Also its seems to now have been renamed as ChipsBnk flash disk USB device, it didn't go by this name previously

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  • trinhdu Nov 26, 2007

    I buy a new 4 GB Chipsbnk USB Flash drive.When Iplug into the compter,it says this USB is not formatted and ask me to format it. I click OK to format,but it can not format. What can I do to get it work?

  • foodoo Dec 06, 2007

    hello, often the flash disc can't be opened or formated.

    how to open ? is there any software for this problem?



    thanks

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    These flash drives only work on Vista.

  • Mabhicho May 14, 2008

    I can't read what is on the flash disk. this started after electricity cut

    off can you help as soon as posible

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    I can't open my flash disk

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    My flash drive also won't open, keeps telling me to format my drive and then windows xp won't complete the format. Any ideas?

  • moredeth13 Jun 21, 2008

    My Sony 8gig Pro Duo says it's not formatted when I hood it up to windows XP. But when I put it in my camera I can watch the videos I took. What to do?

  • TL Engels Jun 25, 2008

    I've tried to open my flash disc but it says that I need to format it, I can't afford to do this because I'll lose valuable information that I have stored on it, how can this be resolved.
    Also its seems to now have been renamed as ChipsBnk flash disk USB device, it didn't go by this name previously

  • Anonymous Jul 22, 2008

    when flash drive connected gives error of not being able to open due to the media needing to be formatted

  • Nyoni Beatrice Jul 30, 2008

    The problem is that my removable disk can not open, when i try to open it, it says format the disk. I again tried to format it but i end up quiting the formating because it warned me that formating a disk will erase the data that stored in their and i was scared that i will lost all my data.

  • nibajust Aug 05, 2008

    My flash when i try to open it ask me if i need to format it and i have some important document in that flash.Please how can i get it?

  • dpmazibuko Sep 03, 2008

    I've tried to open my flash disc but it says that I need to format it,
    I can't afford to do this because I'll lose valuable information that I
    have stored on it, how can this be resolved.

  • jojan314 Oct 07, 2008

    When I try to use my memory stick, the Computer tells me it's not formatted. I need the files onboard what can I do?

  • arunkk Oct 14, 2008

    I have the same problem.I tried to open my flash disk it says that i need to format it.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I've tried to open my flash disc but it says that I need to format it,
    I can't afford to do this because I'll lose valuable information that I
    have stored on it, how can this be resolved.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with the ChipsBnk flash disk also, it use to work, but now I can't access it or format it.



  • Porgylov Dec 09, 2008

    my LG 1GB flash has been buggin me ,as it insists on formatting and when i format it states that my windows xp is unable to...so how am i supposed to work on this flash disk?

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    try to read card, they ask me to format card

    if we format all information will desapear?

  • AvuM Dec 30, 2008

    I am also experiencing de same problem. HELP ANY!

  • rosiesoul Jan 07, 2009

    i have valuable info on a usb drive and its asking for formattting but if i do this im gonna loose the info already stored please help as comp is so slow i need to get some stuff onto drive

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    help got all my information on this memory stick

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I loaded my flash with information and there was no more space I tried to open the Flash disk and it was opening .When I tried to open it from another computer the reply is "Please insert the disk" yet the disk has alraedy been recognised. what can I do?

    Ssuubi James

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    When I chose a document to open from my flash drive it says that I have to pick a place to open it from a huge list- what do i do?

  • abass511 May 11, 2010

    I've tried to open my flash disc but it says that I need to format it, I can't afford to do this because I'll lose valuable information that I have stored on it, how can this be resolved

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My computer asks me to format my flash disk yet have been using it over and over a gain.what could be the problem pliz help.peter Okeyo

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I can open my flash drive on any computer but not the one that im using. but i want the stuff that is on this computer to be on flash drive, i even tried to put it in my phone it ask me "the disk in drive E is not formatted do you wish to format" i even tried changing the drive letters.

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I had the some issue as you , as I know in some manufacture they make a partition on the disk one for the system file of the flash and other for the drop down of the user file so might be by mistake you switched your flash to the first partition I mean to system file that is why you can not open that

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I found a utility called UMPTOOL that was able to reformat my Chipsbank USB flash drive back to 1GB :o) Here is the link.

http://www.e-huashun.com/html/Drivers.htm

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