8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2011 3:08 AM by adomas
adomas Level 1 Level 1
I have a FAT32 formatted flash drive that has been working properly until recently. When plugged in, it does not show up on the desktop, and is briefly displayed under Disk Utilities (the drive and drive name flashes, then disappears continuously every 5 seconds about).

However, the drive is recognized on a Windows Machine, but I cannot use it there, as most of the files on it are Apple oriented. Is this a sign the drive is about to go? Does it need to be reformatted in OS Extended Journal? I have not tried it on another Mac, but will do so.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Generic, Micro Center brand flash drive, 4GB