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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?
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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
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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
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