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My laptop dosent detect a certain usb drive or blank discs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Coco767, Sep 1, 2018.

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  1. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

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    Back again, with issues.

    So, my old Dell Latitude D520 can detect allo of my usb drives but a single pny 16 GB.
    I have:
    64 GB USB 3.0 - works fine
    32 GB USB 2.0 - works fine
    16 GB USB 2.0 - works fine
    8 GB USB 2.0 - works fine
    another 16 GB USB 2.0 - wont detect

    ANd its funny, since that 16 GB it wont detect is the exact same model of the other 16 GB i own. IT detects one that are USB 3.0, ones not compatible with the OS, but not one that is compatible and USB 2.0? And can read and write to all of them but that one?

    And i cant get it to detect blank CD-Rs, or blank DVD-Rs either. And it has a DVD-ROM drive. And yet it detects music CDs, movie Dvds, CD-Rs and DVD-Rs that have files on them, and DVD-ROMs that have installers for apps and games on them, or anything on them.

    When i try and plug that one paticular flash drive in, in MY Computer it just says Revovable Disk. I wont have access to another PC to test that one flash drive on for a couple weeks at least. A month, at most.
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    A DVD-Rom will not detect or read blank discs, you need a RW drive for that

    A standard DVD drive will only read what is on a DVD not the actual disc itself

    If all other USB work on the computer then the USB drive is faulty

    Why don't you try using a bit of common sense
     
  3. Coco767

    Coco767 Thread Starter

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    Im sorry to have took your time, but i didnt know that a DVD-ROM dive couldnt read blank discs.
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    a blank disc in a drive, it will look for information on it. If there is no information then it can't read it.
    No body would ever put a blank writable disc in a read only drive, except by mistake, thinking that had been written to.

    From your other post, you are expecting a read only drive to write to a blank writable disc.
    To put the question into perspective in a manner that absolutely anybody should be able to understand.
    If you have never seen a computer before or they didn't exist and you were trying to write on a piece of paper, you would use some sort of writing device, like a pen, pencil or crayon. You wouldn't expect a reading device like a magnifying glass or spectacles to be able to write on the paper.
    You also wouldn't expect to be able to read anything on blank sheet of paper. Even when you have trouble seeing things because of poor eyesight, knowing that apiece of paper is blank, you wouldn't bother to get your magnifying glass or reading spectacles out of the drawer to see what was on the blank piece of paper.
     
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