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Pen Drive Probs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GUSMAN, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. GUSMAN

    GUSMAN Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I recently bought a 4 gig pen drive.

    In work there are 5 pc's and it will only work on one of them (will allow me to put files in it ) if I try it on any other it crashes , and I have to take it out for the pc to respond.

    Has anyone got a reason why this might happen?

    It works ok on the pc at home tooo

    Gus
     
  2. gurutech

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    is it formatted as NTFS?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

    Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

    -------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
    REGEDIT4
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

    -------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

    Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

    Unplug ALL USB devices.
    Open Device Manager.
    View, Show Hidden Devices.
    Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
    Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
    Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, 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 TWICE.

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

    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. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
     
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