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Thumb Drive Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by golferguy, May 19, 2010.

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  1. golferguy

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    Good day all, Got an HP 4gb thumb drive. Everything appeared to be ok. Found new hardware bubble came up in task bar, then the found new hardware wizard came up. No new drive was indicated on "My Computer" (using XP). Exchanged thumb drive at store. Came home and tried again in all 4 USB ports as before, same results. Tried it in our laptop and drive was indicated in "Computer" (using 7). Tried a same model but older HP 4gb drive, with data already on it in the original computer and it worked as it should as did 2 PNY sticks. Any guesses? Thanks.

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  2. Mumbodog

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    What OS on the non working PC?

    With it plugged in check device manager, any usb errors? Then look in Disk management, does it show up in there?

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  3. golferguy

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    Mumbodog, using XP on old computer. Will give the what you suggest a go and report back. Thanks.

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  4. Mumbodog

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    One more thing, is the old XP pc fully patched, all windows updates and service packs?

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  5. golferguy

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    Mumbodog, Checked Device Manager USB controllers it shows up in the list as 125w, that's the HP model. However, it has a yellow circle with an exclamation point in it. Nothing in Disk management. Also, all appears to be up to date.

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  6. Mumbodog

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    right click and do a properties on it, what does it say?
     
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