Happy new year everybody !
I’m taking some days off with the family. This is the view our from cabin
I’ll be back in a few days…. maybe
Are you serious??? and you didn’t say anything!! Where are you exactly?
@Paula It was last minute decision We’re in the Philipines btw.
It would be a nice place for a new Panda Lab
There are a lot, to much, of bugs in 2010 products. I don\’t know what are you doing for panda,
but all of you should first fix annoying bugs in 2010 products and then go to vacation!!!
Nice! Doesn’t look half bad =) :^D
@Anger: Pedro it’s not a developer, so he’s not the one to fix those bugs.
And, however, don’t you think he can do whatever he wants with his vacation?
Hello and greetings Panda team,
I regularly use Panda Cloud Antivirus.
sorry for bothering you here but..
I sent this message because I wanted to know if you can help me with a issue regarding Panda USB Vaccine and a (brand new)
Kingston DataTraveler G2 (16 GB) flash drive.
I installed and enabled experimental ntfs in Panda USB Vaccine
After clicking on “Vaccinate USB” this notification was shown-
I:\$SECURE is corrupt
Thereafter when trying to open the flash drive in “My Computer” the following message is displayed-
I:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.
I’ll be more than pleased if you can inform me if there is any known way to revive the data in the flash drive.
The lost data in the flash drive was of great importance to me.
Dr. A.K Mech
ps.- I have Windows XP SP3 installed, once the flash drive was formatted in NTFS and the “Write Caching and Safe Removal” setting was set to “optimize for quick removal”.
I cannot format the flash drive, the file system is shown to be “RAW” with 0 used and free bytes.
@AKM try running a “chkdsk /f” on the drive and report back here.
Running â€œchkdsk i: /f” on command prompt shows this-
cannot open volume for direct access.
I tried “format i:” hoping to try and recover files with recovery software, but this is shown-
Error in IOCTL Call.
Another thing I’ve noticed is that now clicking on “Removable Drive” on “My Computer” shows this-
Please insert a disk into drive I:
(it beahaves much like an empty memory card reader now. Earlier the flash drives label was â€œKINGSTON” now its “Removable Drive”. Uninstalling the driver in device manager and inserting it again doesnt help. Earlier when inserting the flash drive in a laptop the new hardware found was labeled as “Kingston G2 DataTraveler” now its “Generic USB Mass Storage Device”)
I know flash drives are prone to malfunction, especially when used over a long time, but this instance the file $SECURE being corrupt and its abrupt timing makes me think somebody here can help. Iâ€™ve another much older Kingston pendrive â€œvaccinatedâ€ and running fine with experimental NTFS.
Please tell me if there might be ANY way to revive the data in the flash drive.
Thanks a lot for replying.
sorry for spamming here. did this accidently !
@AKM You might want to try inserting the key in a different PC and formatting it from there. Also if the data is important, take it to a data recovery place first. Regarding the behaviours you mention, it sounds more like a defective drive than an issue with USB Vaccine.
yes the drive was defective, kingston service replaced mine with a newer one. Obviously the files are all gone but learnt a lesson – backup critical files.
I assume USB Vaccine has no issues, does it even modify the “$SECURE” file in (ntfs) flash drives?