USB Flash Drive

I have a desktop pc whose OS is windows 7 and a laptop whose OS is win exp prof.  i bought a HP 4 gig flash drive.  It works fine on my desktop, but when I plug it into my8 laptop, and try to view it in My computer, although it sees the drive as F, but when I click on it, it says to insert the disk.  I have checked in the Device Manager, and there are no errors.  Hope someone could give me some tips on how to troubleshoot and fix this problem. Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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rbudjConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried a different USP port? Do you shut down USB devices before you pull them out of your computer? I have seen on numerous occasions that a person inserts a USB device into their computer and when they want to pull it out they just do it without shutting down the device first. This can cause problems with future USB devices causing Windows to not map the drivers. Not saying this is the case but is it a possibility? Try the device in another computer. Do you have another new USB device to plug into your laptop to see if it works?
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ZombieAutopsyCommented:
Go back into Computer management and look at Disk Management and see what it says in there about the flash drive.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to zombieautopsy, under Disk Management, it does not show the Flash Drive at all.  thank u
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nobusCommented:
it can be the drive is bad -  test it on the W7 desktop, (copy data elsewhere) and reformat it
you can also check for errors in device manager of the laptop, or in event logs
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nobusCommented:
and updating the drivers can help too
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