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Can't be detected.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tingsnet, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. tingsnet

    tingsnet Thread Starter

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    Hi sir, gud day.. I have a problem about my pc.. I have my pentium 4, with 1gb of Ram running with WIndows XP Professional. my problem is, if i attached my usb flash drive 4 gigabytes or above, it cannot be detected. But when i attached only 2gb usb flash drive, the computer recognized it.. what's is the problem of this sir..thank you..god bless..
     
  2. pip22

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    There is no technical reason why Windows XP will not recognise pen drives with a capacity higher than 2GB, as my son uses a 4GB pen drive on Windows XP SP3 with no such problems.

    The drivers for USB pen drives (regardless of make or capacity) are built in to Windows XP so it's not a driver problem if other pen drives work okay.

    This leads to me to the conclusion that your 4GB pen drive may be faulty, but try using it on a different PC if possible to confirm this. If it doesn't work on any PC then it's definitely a faulty pen drive. They aren't repairable so just replace it.

    Although I can find no documentation to support this, it's just possible that you may need to install SP3 (if you haven't done so already).
     
  3. tingsnet

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    i try my 4gb usb flash drive, to another pc, it can be recognized it. what's wrong with my pc sir.
     
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