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Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

  1. #1


    Ryan Guest

    Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

    It seems that every flash drive or SD card that I plug into my computer isn't
    quite good enough for Vista--it always asks me whether I want to scan and fix
    before I use it. I always answer "no" because I don't want to lose the files
    and Vista seems to be perfectly happy to copy them off without the scan &
    fix. Is this a new feature of Vista and can it be disabled? Is it really
    the case that all of my removable storage is corrupted?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ryan

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    Re: Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

    Are you running the flash drive on another computer? That is where your 'errors' may be coming from.
    Just answer 'yes' and let Vista 'do its stuff' for a couple of seconds and your flash drive will be okay.
    It is probably that the flash drive was removed from an XP (or earlier) system without going through the <safely remove hardware> routine.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    It seems that every flash drive or SD card that I plug into my computer isn't
    quite good enough for Vista--it always asks me whether I want to scan and fix
    before I use it. I always answer "no" because I don't want to lose the files
    and Vista seems to be perfectly happy to copy them off without the scan &
    fix. Is this a new feature of Vista and can it be disabled? Is it really
    the case that all of my removable storage is corrupted?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ryan

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    Mick Guest

    Re: Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

    Utter crap. I swap my flash drive between an XP and a Vista computer with no
    probs.

    "majmac" wrote:

    >
    > Are you running the flash drive on another computer? That is where your
    > 'errors' may be coming from.
    > Just answer 'yes' and let Vista 'do its stuff' for a couple of seconds
    > and your flash drive will be okay.
    > It is probably that the flash drive was removed from an XP (or earlier)
    > system without going through the <safely remove hardware> routine.
    >
    >
    > Ryan;359992 Wrote:
    > > It seems that every flash drive or SD card that I plug into my computer
    > > isn't
    > > quite good enough for Vista--it always asks me whether I want to scan
    > > and fix
    > > before I use it. I always answer "no" because I don't want to lose the
    > > files
    > > and Vista seems to be perfectly happy to copy them off without the scan
    > > &
    > > fix. Is this a new feature of Vista and can it be disabled? Is it
    > > really
    > > the case that all of my removable storage is corrupted?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance!
    > >
    > > Ryan

    >
    >
    > --
    > majmac
    >
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    >


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  5. #4


    Dave B. Guest

    Re: Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

    Do you actually have a useful suggestion as to the cause, or do you just
    assume the info provided is not correct because you don't have the specific
    problem?
    It is not utter crap, the scenario provided can cause the OP's problem, I've
    run into it myself, so rather than bashing peoples replies, perhaps you
    should spend the time getting a clue as to what your talking about so you
    don't look like an unknowledgeable troll.

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    "Mick" <Mick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Utter crap. I swap my flash drive between an XP and a Vista computer with
    > no
    > probs.
    >
    > "majmac" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Are you running the flash drive on another computer? That is where your
    >> 'errors' may be coming from.
    >> Just answer 'yes' and let Vista 'do its stuff' for a couple of seconds
    >> and your flash drive will be okay.
    >> It is probably that the flash drive was removed from an XP (or earlier)
    >> system without going through the <safely remove hardware> routine.
    >>
    >>
    >> Ryan;359992 Wrote:
    >> > It seems that every flash drive or SD card that I plug into my computer
    >> > isn't
    >> > quite good enough for Vista--it always asks me whether I want to scan
    >> > and fix
    >> > before I use it. I always answer "no" because I don't want to lose the
    >> > files
    >> > and Vista seems to be perfectly happy to copy them off without the scan
    >> > &
    >> > fix. Is this a new feature of Vista and can it be disabled? Is it
    >> > really
    >> > the case that all of my removable storage is corrupted?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance!
    >> >
    >> > Ryan

    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> majmac
    >>
    >> AMD64x2 4600+
    >>




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  6. #5


    theclyde Guest

    Re: Why does Vista keep trying to fix my flash drives?

    On Jun 26, 5:42 am, Mick <M...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > Utter crap. I swap my flash drive between an XP and a Vista computer with no
    > probs.


    Well, this is good for you. But...

    I too get the Scan and Fix dialog whenever I pop in my camera, ipod ir
    thumbdrive. I tried scanning and fixing the ipod, but it still comes
    up with that warning each time. What I would like is the option to not
    have the dialog come up. It gets quite tedious.


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