Microsoft, Windows, XP Pro, USB memory stick not recognized

I have a new computer the will not recgonize any memory stick that I plug into any usb port.  It puts the device in the device manager, but it will not set it up so it can be used as a drive.  I have an external seagate 300 gb hard drive that will work, but a memory stick will not.  I tried installing a usb pci adapter in the computer and it did the same thing.  

mpageAsked:
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dubrovnik4Commented:
try double clicking on the device itself in device manager and reinstalling driver.. windows does have the driver, but sometimes it needs a little push to use it..
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bradleys40Commented:
can you see the usb drive in compute manager if so this mcould just be an issue withy the drive letter assignment which you can change in computer manager
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bradleys40Commented:
Just in case you are not used to computer manager the route to get to it is
control panal>administrative tools > computer management> disk management
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Smart_ManCommented:
does teh problem happen only when the usb hard disk is pluged ? or all the time

waiting for your reply
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johnb6767Commented:
start>run>services.msc

In the listing look for Removable Storage Service. Is is set to Auto, and if not started, click the Start link in the top left...
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In c:\windows\inf, look for usbstor.inf....
If not, copy from another PC..When you find it, Rt. Click it and select Install....

See if it rebuilds the USB support...
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Might also suggest running SFC...

I would start with the System File Checker...

Start>run>cmd.exe

sfc /scannow

You WILL need the XP CD for this to complete...

For details on SFC...

Scannow sfc
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
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mpageAuthor Commented:
I will be onsite tomorrow and I will try all of these tips.

Thanks
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nobusCommented:
try this too :
unplug pc from power for 30 minutes
then test
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bradleys40Commented:
did you manage to resolve this issue?
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Smart_ManCommented:
:) waiting for the author reply
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mpageAuthor Commented:
Working great, thats for the info
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johnb6767Commented:
Glad to help!!
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