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Can't See The Usb Drives Without Rebooting


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#1 KISNA

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:32 PM

I have xp pro version 2002 with SP2 and lately what has been happening is whenever I hook up a USB thumb drive or USB powered external HD (pocket drive) I hear the initial sound but that's it. In the past a new window used to pop up asking what I wanted to do with it i.e. open folder or play music using WMP or what ? But now nothing happens. So I go to my computer to see if new drive is listed and it isn't. Just the C and D drives. But if I leave the USB drive attached and reboot, it shows up under my computer. I have troubleshooted and all of my USB ports are working fine I even deleted driver for my maxtor pocket HD and re-installed it but nothing happened. I am getting tired of having to boot everytime I wanna "see" the new USB device.

Any ideas how I can fix this ?

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:39 PM

what is the make and model of the motherboard, or is this a brand name pc?

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:37 AM

This is a bit of a long shot but I have heard of it solving USB problems.

Switch off your computer and then unplug the power (if it is a laptop remove the battery). Leave it for about 30mins, then plug it back in and boot. I'm not sure why this might solve the problem, it's something to do with allowing residual current trapped in the motherboard to dissipate. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:48 PM

This is a bit of a long shot but I have heard of it solving USB problems.

Switch off your computer and then unplug the power (if it is a laptop remove the battery). Leave it for about 30mins, then plug it back in and boot. I'm not sure why this might solve the problem, it's something to do with allowing residual current trapped in the motherboard to dissipate. :thumbsup:



Tried the unplug but that didn't do it. thanks for trying.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:49 PM

what is the make and model of the motherboard, or is this a brand name pc?



It's a Dell optiplex GX260. Not sure how to find what mother board it has.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 08:10 PM

Still searching......

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:09 PM

A tool worth looking into: SIW System Information for Windows - http://www.gtopala.com/

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