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25-Sep-2006, 12:18 AM #1
Solved: USB Thumb Drives won't give me a drive
I am running XP Media Center, I have tried plugging in the 2 thumb drives I have and neither gives me a drive. I have gone to the disk manager and it isn't assigning them a drive letter. I tried to assign it manually but it still will not show up in my computer. I have tried uninstalling the device and reinstalling it. I have tried enabling and disabling it. I have tried all of the ports on my laptop, along with one going thorugh a USB hub. Anymore suggestions?
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25-Sep-2006, 01:20 AM #2
Check your drives on another PC to make sure they work. Also try and get the latest drivers for them which may be more compatible with WinXP
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25-Sep-2006, 09:12 AM #3
Trying them in another machine is a good idea, but no drivers are required for ME/2K/XP for USB attached storage, so don't go loading any 3rd party drivers.

What are the exact symptoms? Does the device show up in Device Manager? Do you get the connect/disconnect tone when you plug it in and remove it? Do you see it in Disk Management?
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25-Sep-2006, 09:59 AM #4
It works on another computer, it shows in Device Manager and says it is working properly, it shows in the Disk Manager. Disk Manager doesn't show it having a drive letter. When I manually assign one it still does not show up in My Computer.
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25-Sep-2006, 01:59 PM #6
Fixed, thanks
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25-Sep-2006, 05:08 PM #7
Using the Registry fix, or some other means???

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