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I hate computers!

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mcmatt1967

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I know computers help us but sometimes I want to take a sledge hammer to mine. :new_2gunsfiring_v1:
Would anyone have any idea why for no apparent reason I can decipher my computer stooped accepting my scan disk attachment. It is connected via USB port.
I plug it in and the light comes on for a few minutes then goes out. If I have a camera disk in it when I plug it in, it will turn it self on and off.
The computer and scan disk have been working together for years and just now started to act up. I have tried different scan disk devices with not help.
Any ideas?m2:m2:m2:
 

Mike Kennedy

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via USB port.


test that port with another device?

test the attach. scandisk in another port?

check RAM overload

check control-alt-del ........check how many operating programs you have at one time.

close non-essential ones.

use internal scandisk first

defrag pc

check virus software

what you describe could also simply mean the attachment has outlived its usefulness.
 

mcmatt1967

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The scan disk works on other computers as advertised. I am defraging it as now. Thanks for the reply.
 
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Could be the USB port...I have one that you have to jiggle a bit, must have formed a bad connection.

Also, you may want to update the driver?


My computer has been threatened being tossed out the window onto the front yard many times!
 

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What is a "scan disk attachment"? Get your nomenclature correct, and you might get some help. Otherwise, no one will understand what you are talking about, and you will have to go fish.
 

CGgonnabee

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SanDisk Cruzer...I knew what he meant.

Anyway, leave it plugged in overnight...the light might come back on (happened to me with a new drive and it has been fine ever since).

Do not apply sledge hammer!
 

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You might also want to run disc cleanup. It can free up a lot of space it you haven't used it for a while.

Good luck!
 

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You might also want to reload the drivers for the USB ports and for the sandisk
 

mcmatt1967

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Thanks for all the helpful suggestions, I ran the defrag program (fingers crossed) everything seems to be working.
 

JT1974

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and quit surfing those naughty websites.........they're full of viruses :rof:
 
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