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Thumb Drive/Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RockXP, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. RockXP

    RockXP Thread Starter

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    Someone has a Dell GX620 box and when they put a thumb drive into the box it does not show up. You hear a little ding as if it is being recognized but nothing happens. I do not see any yellow marks in the device manager. When I took the same thumb drive and put it into another box it shows up. Any ideas what could be wrong with the box?
     
  2. valis

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    what are the drives labelled? If they have a network drive labelled as the next logical drive letter, it won't show up. I had that recently, someone had mapped 'f' as a network drive, and d and e were cd and dvd drive, respectively, so that left no place for teh usb to go. Remapped the f network map to h or something like that, usb popped right up.
     
  3. RockXP

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    Interesting...I know our company has the F drive mapped to the network. People flip out here easily when you remap there F drive to any other letters. I will try your solution next time I encounter it. Thanks
     
  4. valis

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    keep me informed. If you do have that f drive mapped, and they have a cd and a dvd player, betcha that's the problem.

    You can manually go into disk management (right click my computer > manage > disk management) and reassign the usb key an unused letter, but it will NOT hold; once you take the disk out, and put it back in, it will try to find the first logical drive letter after the last physical drive.
     
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    One issue with networks and mapped drives is sometimes they don't leave any drive letters for additional local devices. In that case, an PnP drive insertion fails.
     
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