Lenovo desktop USB problem

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nitro237

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I have a Lenovo desktop computer, about a year old, running XP Pro. I put my usb jump drive in, I can her the chimes where the computer recognizes it, the light on the jump drive starts flashing, but I can't see the drive when I open "My Computer" .

I tried acouple of different jump drives , same thing.

Any ideas?

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Credit to John Will at Tech Support Guy

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Copy the Code below between the dotted lines. Open Notepad and paste it in. Save the result in a suitable location as device.reg -

making sure that the default .txt extension doesn't appear in the file name (Save as type = All Files).
Double-click on the saved .reg file to merge the contents.

Code:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to

function. Do not uninstall these.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager by going to Start => Run and typing in "devmgmt.msc" {without the quotes}.
Go to View and select 'Show Hidden Devices'.

Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.

Next, Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives ***that you know are not present***, i.e. not your hard drives. The icon for installed hard drives will not have a faded look, while the icon for unattached drives looks faded or greyed. Uninstall any USB drives listed. If you're not sure which ones are your hard drives, right-click on the drive and click 'Properties'. If it says that the device is currently not connected, uninstall it. If it says that the device is working properly, leave it.

Next, Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. If a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.

If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot the computer TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 
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