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Flash drive not showing up in Explorer

I have a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 8GB flash drive. It used to work just fine, but now when I plug it in, a drive letter for it only appears for a split second and then disappears. Sometimes the light on the drive also goes out, sometimes it stays in idle mode (slowly fading in/out).

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Guest [Entry]

Sounds like a flaky flash drive. If it has demonstrated itself to be problematic, and replacing it would set you back all of ~$15.00, why try to salvage it? I say it should "hit the dustbin".
Guest [Entry]

I have had a problem like this before. Plugging in the flash drive would work for a moment and then the drive would disappear. The cause in my case was a drive letter conflict. it seemed that the SD card reader was attempting to use the same drive letter for the removable SD card slot. I had to go into computer manager. Right click on my computer -> select manage then go to disk administrator. Here you can give the removable storage a different drive letter and this should resolve the conflict.