Posts Tagged ‘removable drive’

Troubleshoot Please Insert a Disk Into Drive Error in Windows

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I’ve never had this happen myself, but then again, it’s been a long time since I’ve used a computer with a removable hard drive.

Tony, a new user of the Ghacks forum asked for help regarding a issue with his removable hard disk and Windows 7. While the disk was showing up in the operating system, a click on it to access it in Windows Explorer yielded the error message “Insert Disk, Please Insert A Disk Into Drive” followed by the assigned device letter of the drive.

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How To Protect USB Sticks And The Data On Them

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Helpful advice for anybody who uses USB memory devices …

Carrying an USB-stick around with you can be beneficial in numerous situations. USB devices are for instance ideal to copy data without having to carry a larger device like a notebook or netbook around. They are also ideal for accessing portable programs on third party computer systems, nothing beats working with familiar programs on unfamiliar systems.

But USB devices introduce several security risks that computer users did not have to cope with since the demise of the floppy disk. Programs like USB Dumper can for instance copy all contents of a connected USB-stick directly to the host computer’s storage devices without the USB-stick owner ever knowing that this happened.

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