“I have a Windows 7 home basic edition, my SanDisk pen-drive not getting detected
when I plugged it to my computer. What should I do? Please help me out of this
There are so many reasons can cause your SanDisk pendrive not detected in Windows 7.
When you meet the problem, you need to thinking about the following questions:
1. Do you receive any error code or message when you plugged in the
pendrive to your computer?
2. Have you ever made any hardware or software changes to your computer
prior to the issue?
3. Have you try to troubleshoot the pendrive to rescue the problem?
4. Did you try to inserting the pendrive on a different computer?
If your receive a “USB Device Not Recognized” error on the computer, it means
the flash drive is most likely failed. Meanwhile, additional troubleshooting cannot
fix the problem.
Firstly, you can try to use other USB port to confirm if the USB port is broken. Or
you can insert the pendrive on a different computer to see whether it is the
computer’s problem. If there is no problem, you can try other ways.
A corrupt registry entry could cause your SanDisk pendrive not be detected by your
computer. If it is the reason, remove the registry keys created on installation of
your SanDisk pendrive will allow the computer to fully reinstall the device, and it
may be solved.
First, you need to backup the registry. Unplug the SanDisk pendrive from the USB
port. Run regedit. In the registry menu, chooseFile>Export. Name the file SNDK.reg and
save it to your desktop.
Then, you need to remove Sandisk info from the registry.
Click Edit and choose Find in the
registry menu. Type in VID_0781 and click Find
Next, once the search finishes, right-click the highlighted registry
key and select delete. Then, press the F3 key to find the next
registry key that including VID_0781, right click the highlighted registry key and
select delete. Repeat this process until the search returns with No Results
Found. Then, reboot your computer and plug the device into the computer
Besides, if your SanDisk pendrive comes with no partition, it cannot be detected by
your computer. Thus, you may need to use some third party software like AOMEI Partition
Assistant to help you create partition in a simple few steps. And then, your
computer can detected your SanDisk pendrive.
Step1.Connect your SanDisk pendrive to your computer. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant
free, install and launch it. You will see all your storage devices here,
including the SanDisk pendrive (shown as “Unallocated Space”).
Step2. Right click the unallocated space, select Create
Step3.Then, it will pop up a window where you can set up the size,
drive letter, file system, and decide create as a primary partition or logical
partition in Advanced tab.
Step4. Then, click Apply at the toolbar
to launch the proceed.
Then, open the Windows Explorer, you can see the SanDisk pendrive here.
Actually, the AOMEI Partition Assistant can solve more problems. It can help you format external hard drive to FAT32, or other file system.
For example, if your SanDisk pendrive comes with file system EXT2/3, the SanDisk
pendrive cannot be detected by your Windows Explorer. Here, you can use AOMEI
Partition Assistant to format the SanDisk pendrive to FAT32 or NTFS, so that it can
be detected by your computer. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is suitable for
Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. If you need more advanced features, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition
Assistant Professional to get more.