Message when you connect certain USB flash drives to a computer that is running Windows Vista: Corruption has been detected on this volume

Message when you connect certain USB flash drives to a computer that is running Windows Vista: Corruption has been detected on this volume

Article ID : 927828
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.4

SYMPTOMS

When you connect certain USB flash drives (flash drives are also known as thumb drives) to a computer that is running Windows Vista, you may receive the following message:

Corruption has been detected on this volume. To prevent further corruption, we recommend repairing the volume now.

If you click Cancel, you can access the drive successfully. Additionally, if you connect this USB device to a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, you do not receive this message.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, click Repair to let Windows Vista repair the volume.

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MORE INFORMATION

This problem is known to occur with the following USB devices:

• Emprex 128 MB
• Lexar 256 MB model: JDSE256-00-500B
• Lexar 512 MB model: JDSE512-00-500A
• CompUSA 512 MB

If you verify that this problem occurs with other USB devices, update this article accordingly.

This problem does not occur with the following USB devices:

• SanDisk Cruzer 256 MB
• Lexar Jump Drive 512 MB model: JDSP512-00-540D

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Starter

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Keywords: 
kbdiskmemory kbusb kbexpertisebeginner kbhardware kbtshoot kbprb KB927828

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