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Posted 07 January – I thought I may have knocked it or it got loose. I have experience the same type of problem with these drives. The time now is Improper removal of flash drives is a big killer.

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Ativa offers no support for this and I haven’t found anything online. Welcome to BleepingComputera free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. PC metal case before inserting atiga removing a Aitva stick or memory card. I took out the stick and struck the ignitor button a few more times along the length of the USB stick.

After a few seconds, I unplugged it and noticed it got rather warm.

While doing some cleaning taiva work, I came across this old dodgy Ativa flash drive and decided to try an experiment. USB thumb drives are great tools but not a reliable source for backup.

So I tested them two and the following are the results of all three: Click here to Register a free account now! Thanks for any help you can give.


Ativa 8GB USB flash drive – Avoid! – Memory Cards & USB Sticks – Club Myce – Knowledge is Power

Tell the boss to buy them from Amazon next time. I have tried the drive in other USB ports and 2 ayiva computers, so it is definitely the drive and not the computer s. I thought I may have knocked it or it got loose.

Coming from a 3rd party supplier, they could also be Chinese fakes.

I am sure that if I select to format it I would lose all my files. I have my website files stored on it and use it often.

Owner atjva that she had used the safely remove hardware app but these 2 drives are now brain dead. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list.

I have a Ativa 8GB flash drive. Always worth sharing stuff like this though as it might help someone out. With a USB meter and a power bank, I checked the power consumption. I know people that had USB sticks unexpectedly fail before where the stick was working before they unplugged atlva and no longer worked again.


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Posted 10 January – Virus Problem, Please Help. So I asked if there were any other of these sticks and he had two more still in their clamshell packaging. The spark went in one part and out another part.

Ativa 8GB Flash Drive Problem

My workplace recently purchased several Ativa 8GB USB sticks from its office supplies agent and a colleague transferred some content to one to take for travelling. Copyright -Tech Support Forum.

As with handling bare circuit boards, touch a grounded surface e. Anyway, we complained and got them to send out another brand in this case SanDisk and this looks more promising:. Posted 07 January – It wants a driver, but there is no driver for this.