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USB flash memory stick and cards not working!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by goblynn93, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. goblynn93

    goblynn93 Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Pro, SP3
    HP nx9420 laptop

    My Computer won't see any USB storage devices like flash memory sticks or SD
    cards in a card reader.

    I've checked for drive letter conflicts and I don't have any...

    When/if I plug in a U3 memory stick I can see the U3 CD part of the stick,
    but none of the flash memory storage area.

    When/if I put an SD, SDHC, or Compact Flash card into a card reader I get
    nothing.

    None of what should be available storage space can be seen under Disk
    Management. I can see all my other drives but the flash space is not there.
    Its like the disks don't exist!

    Every stick I'm having issues with, every flash card I'm having problems
    with, they all work on other machines without any issues at all!!

    I do have ONE memory stick that works, but the AutoPlay no longer functions
    as it did, I don't get a choice of what to do even though its set to let me
    choose when I insert... Other than that NONE of my flash based storage
    works...

    Help!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. goblynn93

    goblynn93 Thread Starter

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    Under Device Manager I can see my flash devices under Drives but they come up with a "!" and I get this message:

    Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

    Help!!

    Thanks!
    Brian
     
  3. lawson_jl

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    MY first thought would be an issue with your USB drivers. Do other USB devices work or do they also have issues as well? In any case you can always remove and reinstall your USB drivers in the Device Manager.
     
  4. goblynn93

    goblynn93 Thread Starter

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    I already unistalled all my USB host controllers and rebooted, no luck...

    I've deleted the INFCACHE.1 file and no luck...
     
  5. goblynn93

    goblynn93 Thread Starter

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    Here is how I fix it:
    Insert Memory stick/flash disk
    Open Device Manager
    Right Click and Uninstall the device under Drives
    Pull the device and reinsert
    Now it works...

    One problem... I have hundreds, literally hundreds, of USB based flash storage devices and now I have to do this with every single one, individually... this is going to take weeks...

    Anyone know a faster way to do this??

    Thanks!
     
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