I have had a PLEOMAX (Samsung?) 8GB flash/thumb drive for a few years and it has worked flawlessly.
Two days ago, I plugged it into my keyboard's (Razer Blackwidow Ultimate) USB slot and as usual the AutoPlay popup window came up. When I clicked "Open Folder to View Files" I immediately got this circling reticle (the blue ring) and the background of that AutoPlay window faded and went to white. I noticed it said "(Not Responding)" on the top so I was like WTF but I waited. Two (2) minutes later, it was still sitting there "Not Responding" so I pulled out (like a boss) the USB thumb drive.
Now, when I plug the drive back in, the AutoPlay window never shows up. The drive does NOT appear in "Computer". The drive does NOT even show up in Disk Management!! It does show up in the Device Manager however as "CORNICE Mass Storage" or something like that but I can't seem to access the drive at all.
This is so frustrating because I have some VERY IMPORTANT files on that USB drive that I need ASAP. I can't get the drive to show up anywhere and it won't work on any computer! I tried Macbook Air, two other PCs (Windows 7), and my other VAIO laptop. None of them seem to recognize the USB drive! They all show the drive in the Device Manager but that's it.
I even tried other USB ports etc. to no avail.
Please help! I really need to access the files on this USB Thumb/Flash drive right away.