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Virtual PC XP Mode and USB auto disabling

I am having trouble with my virtual pc XP mode. I am trying to use a USB flash drive (32 gb if it matters) in XP mode. I will click on share to active the usb drive in the XP mode. I will start to scan the drive and it will disconnect from the XP mode and install on the Windows 7 pc. does anyone have any ideas why this is happening and how to get the flash drive to stay connected with XP?

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every1isevil2Commented:
laptop or desktop?
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moses417Author Commented:
desktop
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Jackie ManCommented:
Who do you want to share the active USB drive attached in xp mode?
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moses417Author Commented:
I am trying to use it in xp mode. While I am using the usb drive it disconnects and then windows 7 finds it and starts using it.
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every1isevil2Commented:
are you moving the usb device while its attached?
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moses417Author Commented:
no i am not.
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ded9Commented:
I hope u are doing this step.

Connect the usb and make sure its detected in windows 7 .. now launch xp mode and on the top ...click on usb option -...click the dropdown and select the option...it will try to install the driver in xp and get detected.



Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
Yes I have done that. I can even start using the drive. but after a period of time which does not seem consistent it will disconect from the drive and then windwos 7 will find it again.
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ded9Commented:
Chances are the usb port is not getting enough power ...try other ports.

Also uncheck all the option in power management tab...of the usb device ..from device manager..windows 7


Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
I found power information in the virtualized usb part of device manager but I could not find where i can make any changes.
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ded9Commented:
Check the usb device in windows 7 device manager.


Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
ok I did that. I will try it again and see what happens
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moses417Author Commented:
it would appear that i am using enhanced mode
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ded9Commented:
Still having the same issue.

Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
yes
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ded9Commented:
Did u try other ports or other flash device.


Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
I tried other ports. not other flash drives. I have used other software and did not have any issues. is it possible that the software does not work on a virtual machine? even though I have used it just fine with a windows xp machine that was not virtual.
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ded9Commented:
I think first we should try with another flash drive...Chances are that xp mode was not able to emulate all the hardware setting of host operating system..

What u can do is try uninstalling xp mode and then reinstall it...after u do that create a new user account and try to access xp mode from there.

Before trying the above steps...u can try vmware trial version..check whether the usb works in vmware .....if yes then its emulation problem in xp mode.





Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
ok I will try that and see what happens
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moses417Author Commented:
I have tried a different drive and it did not work.

i just tried uninstalling XP mode and reinstalling it. That did not work.
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moses417Author Commented:
I am not familiar with vmware. which version are you recommending?
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ded9Commented:
Try new user account in windows 7 ... then run xp mode in new account...and vmware workstation trial.


Ded9
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moses417Author Commented:
ok I have tried different software and it is like xp mode just completely loses the usb drive. the lights on the drive that show activity go out even if i reload the drive. but if I hibernate xp mode then the drive comes back.
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ded9Commented:
i think the problem lies in the usb ports


Ded9
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Jackie ManCommented:
Do you see a USB Virtualization Stub Driver in your Win 7 host?
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Jackie ManCommented:
In Virtual PC Settings -> Integration Features -> Drives, have you checked in the box for "Drive that I plug in later"?

Besides, is  Integration Features enabled at Startup?
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moses417Author Commented:
I do see the USB virtualization Stub Driver in Windows 7

Integration Features are enabled at startup

Yes I have drives that I plug in later checked in virtual pc.
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