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Why my pendrive is behaving abnormally?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Analog_Interface, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Analog_Interface

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    Recently, my pendrive started to behave abnormally. I discovered that every file I keep there, disappears and forms a shortcut. I even found few malwares when scanning by my Avast! Internet Security 8. I moved them to chest, but still the issue's not solving. I don't know how in the world these got there, I plugged the pendrive only in safe computers protected by internet securities.

    My pendrive is Transcend JetFlash 350 8GB.
     
  2. DF is BUSY

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    if you found malware on the pendrive

    whats so "abnormal" about it?

    reformat it, nothing else you can do right?
     
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    +1^^^

    Also, format FAT32 then use HDTune 2.55 to scan for errors. If there are any errors then contact Transcend for warranty replacement.

    http://www.hdtune.com/download.html
     
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    didn't know you could use HDD utilities on a flash drive. thanks jsfitz54
     
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    Could just be dying. Warranty!
     
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    format it first, then if its still dodgey, claim a replacement.
     
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    I just want to confirm that at the time of copy, you are copying or moving the file and not creating a shortcut accidentally for some reason?
     

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