Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:22 AM
I have a dual-boot XP and Vista system - the Vista side is fine, and the XP side was fine up until a couple of days ago, when the USB ports started acting up.
When I insert a USB device (flash drive, digital camera, MP3 player), the computer makes the "ba-doink" sound to say something's been plugged in, but autorun doesn't happen, and the device only appears in Explorer as "Removable drive", not the for instance "USB_DISK" which is what my USB pen drive is called.
If I click on the "Removable Drive" in Explorer, a message pops up saying "The disk in drive <whatever> is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?"
If I click on the "Safely remove hardware" icon, the flash drive shows up correctly as a "USB Mass Storage Device - Silicon Power USB Device" and can be stopped and removed from there.
If I boot into Vista, I don't have any problems at all - the music players, digital camera and flash drives are all detected correctly, and everything works as it should. I've checked Device Manager, and everything looks fine there - no exclamation marks, and no obvious problems. Nothing shows up in Event Viewer either.
Any clues/assistance/help would be gratefully received. Thanks in anticipation.