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In order to help minimize downtime I have all of my applications and drivers for both OS's stored on my flash drive. It worked yesterday because I did a fresh install of Vista and installed them all again.

After speaking with a friend he suggested I check out the ReadyBoost option so I fired up the flash drive, let it use however much it recommended and still had 11MB left over with all of my files still on there. No problems until today.

Now when I try to access the flash drive I'm met with the message "Insert disc into Removable Disc" and thinking it was just an issue with ReadyBoost right clicked to bring up the menu to disable it but that tab is nowhere in sight.

I'll be trying it at work tomorrow to see if it's either the drive itself or if it simply needs to be reformatted.

Any thoughts in the meantime?
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So there's a bit more to the story now. I figure I'd simply shut the system down after removing the the flash drive, let it come back up all the way and then insert it and see what happens.

Nothing.

It wouldn't detect it down in the system tray or in the list of available drives. A few removals and insertions (sounds dirty) later I'm greeted with a BSOD and a lovely little DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and a code of 0x000000D1.

So I'm wondering what's going on. I go from a fully working flash drive to one that doesn't recognize that it's a flash drive to something that is potentially corrupting my install.

Any suggestions while I go off to try it in XP?

***EDIT***
Yeah, it's screwed. I wonder if ReadyBoost is causing it to corrupt and then that in turn is corrupting Vista?
Edited by Perry - 5/20/08 at 5:35pm
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