I have a flash drive that I use for backup on my laptop. Sometimes, when I plug it into the computer, my cursor starts to go crazy. The cursor flickers back and forth from the white arrow to the circular time cursor. The red light on the flash drive blinks, too.
If I try to use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from my Taskbar, I get a message that says that "the device is busy" and "cannot be removed" even if I don't have any window or program open.
This doesn't happen all the time. Sometimes, when I plug in the drive, the red light blinks a few times and stops.
I have never had any problems with the drive failing to save data or anything at all.
I have tried reformatting the flash drive. That doesn't help.
Although this is not a critical matter, it would be nice to know what is going on so that I could possibly stop it. It is very distracting.
It happens with all of the four USB drives on my laptop.
I am using Vista Home Premium.
It is an Attache 512m flash drive that I have had for at least five year now.
It shows up on my computer in Windows Explorer as "PNY 2.0 FD USB Device" under the device properties.