Solved

USB Flash Drive not shown in My Computer

Posted on 2004-03-22
2
452 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I have a computer at work that will not recognize my USB flash drive.  It goes through the normal installation but I cannot find the drive listed under my computer.  Does anyone know why this happened and what I can do to correct it?
0
Comment
Question by:chogrefe
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 250 total points
ID: 10650292
If you are running WinXP, sp1 has a patch that deals with USB devices:

WinXP USB patch
http://www.usbman.com/winxpusbguide.htm

WinXP USB troubleshooting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310575
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:berni1234
ID: 10650568
if the patch does not work, try to remove all usb-related stuff from devicemanger>reboot (then usb should be automatically reinstalledat startup)>try your flashdrive again
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people don't really know what the difference is between memory and storage. And most regular users don't understand the relationship between any of those fancy words printed on the front of their new computer. Of course, it's perfectly fine -- …
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question