Partially recognised removable drive

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Pedrof7

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Hi guys,

I've got a 1GB drive which isn't being recognised by device manager or showing up in My Computer, but there is a connection being made because the LED on the device lights up and it is listed as "Unknown Device" in the Unplug/Eject Hardware window. The tooltip in that window says "Unknown device at location 0", however my SATA HD also appears in this window and says it is at location 0. Could this be a conflict?

With that said, the one that screams out to me is that when I safely eject the drive it says that its name is "USB\Vid_10d6&Pid_ff61\5&49700a4&0&9". Now, thats quite a mouthful, and certainly ain't no "Removable Drive" handle. Is Windows just freaking out because of the length and/or characters used? I don't have a copy of Linux to try it out on or I would confirm with it. All the PCs I've tested it on have been Win2k, but I'm going to havea go on an XP laptop.

Would detecting the device under a different name solve this? Is that even possible? I've seen the name crop up a few times in the registry but thats not my forte, so I dont want to go hacking about in it.

Has any one got any ideas on how to solve this? I've not come across anyone else who has had a similar problem on my googling, but I'm sure I can't be the first to have it.
 
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