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Thread: [SOLVED] USB stick does not show up in Windows XP/Vista

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    [SOLVED] USB stick does not show up in Windows XP/Vista

    G'day,

    I got a 1 GB USB stick with two partitions.

    sdc1 - 850 MB truecrypt
    scc2 - 150 MB fat32

    My problem is what the title says, it doesn't show up in Windows XP/Vista.
    "Drive not formatted. Would you like to format ..." or something like that.

    What I will try is to erase the entire stick and start over from the beginning having the fat32 partition as sdc1.

    But will it make a difference? I dunno.

    Gotta run out in the sun now, maybe someone can shed some light on this issue?

    Cheers

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    Re: USB stick does not show up in Windows XP/Vista

    When you remove the drive from a linux machine, do you safely remove it? In other words, you should right click the mounted drive icon on the desktop and select "Eject". I never understood why this was such a big deal until I started using Linux and then I learned that if a drive isn't safely removed from Linux it won't work on a Windows platform and vice-versa. the truecrypt partition may also be the problem, but I can't say I have had any hands on experience to comment from. Good luck!
    Dell XPS L502X, Ubuntu 11.04

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    Re: USB stick does not show up in Windows XP/Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by drsaamah View Post
    When you remove the drive from a linux machine, do you safely remove it? In other words, you should right click the mounted drive icon on the desktop and select "Eject". I never understood why this was such a big deal until I started using Linux and then I learned that if a drive isn't safely removed from Linux it won't work on a Windows platform and vice-versa. the truecrypt partition may also be the problem, but I can't say I have had any hands on experience to comment from. Good luck!
    Yes I remove it safely.

    But I solved it by formatting it again with fat32 on sdc1 and then truecrypt on scd2.

    Have a good day!

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