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Can't open USB on Windows 8

Posted on 2013-06-01
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Windows 8 Pro
I had the Classic Shell installed that gave me back a Start Button.

I uninstalled it using the CPL.
Now I can't open any USB flash drive.

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Tried that. (Drivers)

I was having no problem until I uninstalled that "Classic Shell".
Also tried the obvious, different flash drive.

Did a System Restore and I still have the same problem although I Classic Shell Start Button is back.

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Now, reinstall classic shell and see if the problem persists (it may have nothing to do with classic shell).
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Should have been clearer.
The Classic Shell came back with the System Restore and the problem is there.

Maybe its not the CS removal but its an awful coincidence.
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You were clear.  I am saying reinstall Classic Shell (now with the problem) and see what happens.
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I did.
Installed OK.
However, still can't open flash drive.

Have no problem in SAfe Mode.
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Aha, there is a program (or a service) that is conflicting with the USB driver.

Using MSconfig (I prefer CCleaner) disable all started programs. Then enable one-by-one (restart) to determine the conflicting program.  Tedious but worth it.
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I use CCleaner also.
We'll give it a try.
Should be interesting.
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