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Thumb Drive Not Working


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#1 meatmush

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 10:07 PM

I have a problem with my xp 64 bit; when i plug in a thumb drive the computer recognizes it installs it but then no actual drive registers in the my computer folder so i cannot do anything with the thumb drive. It was working and now it is not, it is not the type or model, i have tried many types and i have tried system restore so now what i would like to try every possible aspect before doing a fresh install of windows. Does anyone know how to get these drives to register. PLEASE HELP :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 04:03 AM

See if you can assign it a drive letter.

Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Click Disk Management on the left, and it should show in the right pane. If so, right-click on it and assign a letter.

If it doesn't show, something is wrong with it.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:33 PM

Look in your device manager and see if any of the USB devices have a yellow or red warning icon.

If any do, delete them and let Windows find and install them by rebooting.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:40 PM

And check it with another computer to make sure it's not the device itself. Also try other devices in the USB port.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 04:53 PM

Thanks RichieP that is kida what i am looking for. I can see the drive when plugged in but now the trouble is trying to give the drive a letter. when i click "Change letter drive and paths" it just thinks for a second and then nothing. Are all thumb drives fat systems? Also any idea how to get it to register a letter....?

Your help is appreciated...

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 04:56 PM

Also you know how when you put in new media cd/thumb windows has this little window pop up and asks you what yo do well i dont get that how to do i get that to work.... possible problem?

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:53 PM

you know how when you put in new media cd/thumb windows has this little window pop up


You'll only get that if it recognizes the drive first. If you can see the drive in My Computer, right-click it and choose "Properties." Then click the autoplay tab and check "Prompt me each time to choose an action."




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