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Using A Memory Stick With Vista


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#1 Southstreet

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:49 AM

I want to transfer some files from my old machine (XP) to my new one (Vista) using a brand new 1GB memory stick but I cant find where to locate it after I plug it in. I have no trouble finding it in XP in 'My Computer' but I don't see it anywhere in vista. I do hear a little bleep when I plug it in though. Would appreciate any guidance here.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:23 AM

hi,,, if you dont get the auto play window, click on start then computer it should be in there,,, btw when you first pluged the flash drive in, did it go through the found new hardware procedure. To set auto play click on start orb then control pannel, then click on auto play, then put a check in the ( use auto play for all media devices ) then set all the devices to ( ask me every time ) and click save at the bottom of the window. Then when you plug anything in or put any media in the disc drive the auto play window will open with a set of options for you to choose from like view files etc,,,
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Edited by figgis41, 05 December 2007 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

Hi, thanks for your reply. I didn't go through any found new hardware procedure when I first plugged it in. I did everything else that you suggested with autoplay but still nothing. It's just a USB device that hangs on a keyring. I bought for 20 bucks, it came in a blister pack with no instructions. The guy at the shop said it holds as much as 150 floppy discs.!!... when i went back to ask him how to use it he looked at me like I was asking if I could sleep with his wife or something...he was very unhelpful indeed, so I haven't been back.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:55 AM

Open Windows Explorer and check for the device under Computer - it should show up there as a separate drive letter or two (if it's a U3 capable drive).

If it's not located there - then go to Disk Management (Go to Start and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) - see if you can locate it in the top pane - and scroll down in the bottom pane to see what it says about the drive.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 10:21 AM

hi,,,, if what John has surgested dose'nt work, then it is not finding the hardware for some reason, could it be the usb port,,, try it in another port,, then try something else with a usb connection on it that you know works & see if it finds that device,, if not go to device manager,,, just type it in to the search window under all programs in start menu, when your in device manager look near the bottom for universal serial buss controlers ( usb ) click on the + sign & see if any are in yellow or have a red X next to it,,, if so then right click on it & disable then reboot your pc this will auto reset it on startup,,,,,,,, good luck

Edited by figgis41, 06 December 2007 - 10:41 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:28 AM

Bit late bit hope this helps .. had to download and install drivers for a memory stick!!
Thought they were all plug abd play .. damned Vista!!




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