Windows 10: i just got my computer should i download the drive and back it up on that or use a thumb drive

Discus and support i just got my computer should i download the drive and back it up on that or use a thumb drive in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; should I download the back up on my computer drive or use a thumb drive I just got it today and not sure I even set everything up yet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by karmawv, May 9, 2019.

  1. karmawv Win User

    i just got my computer should i download the drive and back it up on that or use a thumb drive


    should I download the back up on my computer drive or use a thumb drive I just got it today and not sure I even set everything up yet

    :)
     
    karmawv, May 9, 2019
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    hat Win User

    Is my thumb drive dying?

    I just downloaded an updated W7 Home Premium x64 SP1 ISO, and I was copying those files over to my W7 installation thumb drive. It seems to fail every time I copy the files over. The drive just disappears, no longer listed in My Computer. I also hear the device disconnected sound. I tried moving it from my front panel USB ports to one of the ports in the back and the same thing happened. I believe this is grounds to call it a dead drive...?
     
  3. Can a thumb drive be disabled by malware?

    There are quite a few possibilities to what happened to your thumb drive:

    1. It might be a simple issue where the partition got corrupted: In this case you can go to Computer Management > Disk Management> and check out what partition your thumb drive currently has. If it currently is in RAW format or is just unallocated, I suggest you unallocate the entire drive and make a new partition. It's possible that you can recover upto 99% of your files with a tool like EaseUS DataRecovery Wizard Pro.
    2. The malware corrupted your thumb drive's firmware: The malware that your thumb drive may have encountered may be similar to something like BadUSB. It may or may not have modified your drive's firmware to transmit malware, but in any case your thumb drive's pretty dead, and there's not much you can do about it.
     
    Don't Root here plz..., May 9, 2019
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  4. i just got my computer should i download the drive and back it up on that or use a thumb drive

    Thumb drives

    Step 1: connect the USB thumb drive to an available USB port.

    Step 2: Click Start > File Explorer > This PC

    Step 3: open the thumb drive.

    If its not showing up in File Explorer:

    Check if the drive is assigned a drive letter.

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Disk Management

    If you see your drive listed there, but no drive letter, right click it

    Click Change Drive Letter and Paths

    Click Add

    Click Assign the following drive letter

    Click in the Drive letter list box

    Choose a drive letter - try choosing letters near the end of the alphabet

    Click OK

    Click OK again

    If that does not work...

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Device Manager

    Expand Disk drives

    Right click the external drive

    Click uninstall

    Exit Device Manager, restart then check if its detected.

    Other troubleshooting options you can try:

    This issue can be caused if any of the following situations exist:

    The currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt

    Your PC requires an update for issues that may conflict with a USB external hard drive and Windows

    Windows may be missing other important updates hardware or software issues

    Your USB controllers may have become unstable or corrupt

    Your external drive may be entering selective suspend

    Your PC motherboard may need updated drivers

    Resolution

    To resolve this issue, follow the steps in the methods below in the order listed. If the first method does not fix the problem, proceed to the next.

    Method 1: Uninstall and then reconnect the external hard drive

    This method resolves issues where the currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupt.

    Select Start, type Device Manager in the Search box

    Select Device Manager from the returned list.

    Select Disk Drives from the list of hardware

    Press and hold (or right-click) the USB external hard drive with the issue, and select Uninstall.

    After the hard drive is uninstalled, unplug the USB cable.

    Wait for 1 minute and then reconnect the USB cable. The driver should automatically load

    Check for the USB drive in Windows Explorer

    Note Connecting your USB external hard drive into a non-powered USB hub can cause a lack of enough power to operate the external drive. Instead, plug it directly into your computer.

    If your problem still persists, proceed to Method 3.

    Method 2: Install the latest Windows Updates

    This method will install the latest device drivers for your USB external hard drive.

    Select the Start button, type Windows Update in the Search box, and then select Windows Update in the results pane.

    Select Check for Updates. After the scan is complete, select Review optional updates.

    Select the check box next to the updates, then select Install updates.

    If prompted, review the license agreement, then select I Accept.

    Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the updates.

    If prompted, reboot your computer.

    If your problem still exits, proceed to Method 4.

    Method 3: Reinstall USB controllers.

    This method resolves steps where the currently loaded USB driver has become unstable or corrupted.

    Select Start, then type device manager in the Search box, and then select Device Manager.

    Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Press and hold (or right-click) a device and select Uninstall. Repeat for each device.

    Once complete, restart your computer. Your USB controllers will automatically install.

    If your problem still exists, proceed to Method 5.

    Method 4: Disable USB selective suspend setting.

    This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down.

    Select the Start button, type power plan in the Search box, and then select Choose a power plan.

    Next to your currently selected plan, select Change Plan Settings.

    Select Change advanced power settings.

    Select the box to expand USB Settings > USB selective suspend settings.

    Select Plugged in, select the drop down menu, and then select disabled.

    If you're using a laptop, select Battery, select the drop down menu, and then select disabled.

    Select Apply > OK.

    Method 5: Install your motherboard's latest chipset drivers.

    This method updates your motherboard's chipset drivers, so your computer will recognize your USB external hard drive.

    Review your computer's documentation which should contain the name of the motherboard manufacturer.

    Visit your computer manufacturer's support website. For a list of computer manufacturers' support sites, see Computer manufacturers' contact information.

    Navigate their website to find the appropriate drivers for your motherboard. For assistance, contact your computer manufacturer.
     
    Andre Da Costa, May 9, 2019
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