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Usb Flash Drives Not Working


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#1 shadcrkd

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 07:37 AM

When I plug in my flash drive into my computer's usb port, no new drive pops up in My Computer. All other kinds of usb devices work (mouse, etc) but each one of my 5 flash drives doesn't. I have to go to admin tools in control panel, click computer management, disk management, then assign it a drive letter, but it still doesn't show up in my computer, though I can acsess it. The weird thing is After I remove the flash drive, I can't use that letter again and now I see 6-7 drives in browse boxes, say in Microsoft word when I'm opening a document. How can I make the usb flash drives work and fix the drive letter problem..?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 07:48 AM

what version of windows are we talking about??

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 01:26 PM

Windows XP Home SP2

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 05:47 PM

Anyone?

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 07:05 PM

Try this, plug in the flash drive then go into the device manager (or type devmgmt.msc in RUN then click ok) look for the flash drive, then right click on it and uninstall the driver and then remove the flash drive then reinsert it it should find it again.

I had the same problem and this fixed it for me.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 07:21 AM

Still doesn't show up..=(

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:44 PM

This is just a shot in the dark, but I'd try uninstalling and then reinstalling your USB drivers.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:17 PM

Still nothing..o.o

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:27 PM

Put the flash drive in a known good XP computer other than yours. See if Windows automatically detects the drive then. That will help isolate the cause of the problem to either your machine or your drive. Report back.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 07:04 PM

Works absolutely fine on my dad's computer..that means it's my computer thats messing up..

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:02 PM

*bumpzors*

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:17 AM

Got any errors in Event Viewer? (Start...Control Panel..Administrative Tools...Event Viewer)
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:38 AM

Nope none..:thumbsup:

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:56 PM

*bumpy*

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 09:19 PM

Works absolutely fine on my dad's computer..that means it's my computer thats messing up..

Good test. Thanks for that. I know it sounded obvious, but I had not seen in this thread that you had tried that, and I like to 'prove' where the problems lie.

I wonder what would happen if you put the drive in the usb port, and then tried to force Windows to see it and install it by going to:

Start > Control Panel > Classic View > Add Hardware
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