In Reply to Parent Post by Stijloor
I have a Cruzer (512 MB) flash drive that my computer does not recognize anymore. I tried it on my Windows XP machine. Now I have my Windows 7 machine with me. Any suggestions to bring this drive to live without causing any damage to my (new) laptop?
You don't say if you've tried it on the Win7 machine (presumably a laptop) or not. You won't do any harm to anything by plugging it in to see what happens. If your computer seems to not recognize it, look at Disk Manager. Look here
to see how to access and use Disk Management in Win7.
If the flash drive doesn't show up there, there's a good chance it's dead, and if it's dead you're mostly likely SOL with regard to the data stored on it. Before giving up hope, I'd try it on a third computer. If you're in a hotel there might be a business center with computers where you can try it. with it.