Why won’t my computer open my Kingston 8GB USB flash drive?
Question by PriNce YaSh /

When I connect my USB and click on my “removable disk” it prompts me to insert a disk into the drive. Why doesn’t my computer automatically open the USB? I have 8GB of movies on it I’d like to retrieve!

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  • Nikhil Chandak

    ask the Kingston company
    or its corrupted ..?
    or it maybe hving some virus or virus type files
    or try ur pd in some other computers of different operating systems ..

  • Indronil Mondal

    Kingston…was that branded ?? or is that one of those Chinese electronics that never works.. I had one 32 gb that always copied data but never i got those data back..
    just check it in another computer if it works or not if it dont works then no hope..
    but be sure to check manufacture site for details 

    • Indronil Mondal

       maybe it is corrupted

    • PriNce YaSh

      its branded……..m usng this pd frm past 3 years…..wrkd f9

    • KKK

      ill just bought usb kingston brand when i plug in it.. the dialog box said that ” please insert disk into drive E:” ill do usb tricks.. and some one tell me use usb show then YAHOO.. and recently ill find out that my usb is fake, well its from china, maybe my usb i bought did not under go quality standard.. ill get a new one.

  • Susendeep Dutta

    @facebook-100001071477952:disqus  : I searched for recovery software for a variety of drives but I found that older drives have drives for Windows 98 SE and have PDF guides for security version USB drives.

    You can now only solve the problem by referring to FAQ if the method mentioned by me previously didn’t helped you out.

    FAQ –


    • PriNce YaSh

      tnx fr d reply…….but i hv checked faq also.but nothng wrkd.!…i it mns my pendrive is nw jst a plastic….TNx agn


    Hello, are you sure your are clicking the right one?  I have an 8GB flasdrive that when connected, it shows two different drives.  When you click on one, it tells you to insert a disk…but if you click in the other, it shows your storage and what you have in it.  Try connecting your drive and go to computer/my computer and see if two separate drives show.  

  • ha14

    perhaps also autoplay problems
     Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=2648

  • Susendeep Dutta

    For simpler method,visit your pendrive’s manufacturer site and download recovery software if available.Install it and and your pendrive will start to function properly.

    If the above method doesn’t works then –

    How To Fix “Please Insert a Disk into Drive” Error In Windows –


    • PriNce YaSh

      plz provide the link of dt recovery software if u can…….tnx fr d reply!

    • Susendeep Dutta

      If you provide your pendrive manufacturer name then I can provide you exact link.

      Have you tried Transcend’s online recovery software as mentioned by @ha14:disqus ?

    • PriNce YaSh

      ya i hv tried d transcend software but when i open it .IT shws dat “”CANT FIND ANY DEVICE”………..n my pendrive manufacturer is kingston data traveller 2.0 

    • Susendeep Dutta

       I’m having a bit difficulty finding the correct model .

      I found the product similar to what you have mentioned here in the
      comment and in the question.Is it the correct device you are referring
      to in the link below –


      Could you please mention your drive’s information i.e. full name you have problem with by visiting the link below –


    • PriNce YaSh

      sry but dis iz nt my product……..chek out dis image…..it is my pendrive

    • ha14

      do you have the same problem with other usb keys?

      you can Easeus partition master home edition to format the usb key (this will erase all data)

    • PriNce YaSh

      no other usb r wrkng fine………n i thnk easeus will nt detect the pendrive……..i hv already tried with easeus daa recovery software…….

    • ha14

      maybe other OS like MAC or Linux can detect it so then you can format there and reformat on Windows?