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USB Stick wipes on insertion

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowwebs, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    So... this is an odd one, I got a call today to say that one of the library PCs, when any users plug in a USB Stick, it wipes the data off it... it is only this one PC and yet when I have plugged in multiple USB Sticks (both FAT32 & NTFS) they have worked fine.

    No viruses detected.

    Any ideas as to how this could be the case? I think when they say "any users plug in a USB Stick" in fact means "just the one USB Stick which was corrupt anyway"
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Are they ejecting the USB stick correctly in the first place before placing it into the library PC? Unless you can replicate the issue (repeatedly with multiple keys) then I would go with PEBKAC
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    yes or my favourite, PICNIC (problem in chair, not in computer) ... from what I am aware of, they had removed the usb stick correctly in the first place but that was where my mind was leading me also.
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I love these problems, and users in general.

    I had a guy yesterday tell me that the most secure password in the world is "spelling"... because who would think of that? :blink :rolleyes:
     
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  5. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I bet he has just given away his password by telling you it was "spelling" also lol
     
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