PNY 128GB Flash Drive Not Recognized Problem
PNY USB flash drive is widely used and has a large number of users. However, you may
encounter the PNY 128GB flash drive not recognized by Windows system in daily
My friend Tom have suffered a lot, he told me his story. Tom has a Windows 7
computer, he put his PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 drive in his computer, it’s not
recognized by Windows 7, no drive letter shows up, even can’t find the drivers in
Devices. But his WD 3.0 external hard drive works fine on his USB 3.0 port. The
strange thing is his PNY 128GB USB 3.0 drive works fine on his USB 2.0 port just not
on the two 3.0 ports.
Or you may met other PNY 128GB flash drive not working problems: Windows does not
recognize the PNY 128GB flash drive but detecting other flash drives; Have an
8GB/16GB PNY flash drive connected to a new Windows 7 computer, it was recognized,
after a while, it is not. Tried different USB ports, the same problem, how can I fix
Why PNY 128GB Flash Drive Not Recognized?
You may curious about the reason why the problem appears, here are some reasons:
USB Ports are not working.
USB Device is disabled in BIOS.
Your PNY USB drive could be attacked by virus.
Your PC Windows OS is out of date.
The MBR of PNY USB stick is corrupted.
PNY USB flash drive is not formatted properly.
PNY USB flash drive is damaged physically. You may buy a brand new PNY USB
How to fix the PNY 128GB flash drive stop working problem? Follow the following
6 Ways to Fix PNY Flash Drive Not Showing Up Problem
1. Try Other USB Ports
Your PNY 128GB flash drive not recognized by Windows may due to the broken USB port.
So, you’d better try other USB ports, like USB 2.0, USB 3.0, to see if the problem
is persist. If the problem is still there, try way 2.
2. Enable USB Device in BIOS
In some circumstances, you might have disabled the USB Interface in BIOS for safety
of your computer. Maybe you just forgot it, check it in BIOS and make sure USB
device is enable. If the issue exists, try the next way.
3. Check if the PNY USB Flash Drive is Infected by Virus
If you transfer files from other devices to 128GB PNY USB flash drive, the USB flash
drive could be infected by virus. Some virus might damage the driver, so your PNY
USB drive cannot be detected properly. Use the antivirus software to kill virus.
After the operation, check whether the problem is still there or not, try the way 4
to repair if the issue persists.
4. Install the Latest Windows Updates
If your OS is not updated in time, the PNY 128GB flash drive not working problem
could bother you. So install the latest Windows updates could fix it. How to Install
the Windows Updates? Here it is.
Click Start on the desktop, type Windows
Update in search box, then choose Windows Update.
Click Check for Updates.
Then click Install Updates after the scan is completed.
Then the Windows OS will be updated. If your problem still exits, proceed to the next
5. Fix MBR for PNY 128GB USB
If the MBR of PNY 128GB flash drive is damaged or corrupted, the PNY could not be
detected by Windows. So, it's emergency to fix MBR. Fortunately, the third
party USB format tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a powerful disk partition management software,
which allows you to rebuild MBR for hard disk, USB flash drive, SD card, etc. It’s
worth to mentioning that it’s a freeware for Windows Vista/XP/7/8/10 users. Follow
the steps to repair PNY flash drive back to normal:
1. Connect your PNY 128GB flash drive with your computer via USB port. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant
Standard, install and run the procedure, right click PNY flash drive and choose
2. Choose MBR for your Windows 7/8/10.
3. Then press Apply button at the tool bar to repair MBR.
If this way does not work, try the next one.
6. Format PNY 128GB Flash Drive with the Powerful USB Format Tool
If your PNY 128GB USB flash drive is not formatted properly, the PNY 128GB flash
drive would not be recognized by your Windows OS. You might use Disk Management to
format the device, but it’s impossible to format a USB drive larger than 32GB to
FAT32 in Disk Management. So it’s better to use AOMEI Partition Assistant to format
PNY 128GB USB easily. It allows you to format PNY, Kingston, Toshiba, Transcend,
SanDisk, Corsair USB drive to FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, etc. and restore USB drive to
normal quickly. The format operation is listed below:
Step 1, Connect your PNY 128GB flash drive with your computer via
USB port. run this program. On the home interface, right click the PNY 128GB flash
drive and select Format Partition at the drop down menu.
Step 2, Select FAT32 in File System to format PNY
128GB USB flash drive, edit Partition Label and Cluster
Size if needed. Then hit OK.
Step 3, Click Apply to confirm the Pending
Tips: All of the data on PNY 128GB USB drive will be wiped out.
The format operation will be finished after a few seconds. If you want to convert
your PNY USB drive from NTFS to FAT32 or vice versa, you can try NTFS to FAT32 converter without
losing data. In addition, you can create second partition on SD card or flash drive for some certain purpose. For advanced
users, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional with allocate free space, convert dynamic disk to
basic, dynamic disk and volumes management, etc.