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USB Thumb Drive Driver..."Data Invalid"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Proggie, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. Proggie

    Proggie Thread Starter

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    Hi, I just reformated and installed SP2. I've tried two different thumb drives in two different USB ports, and it always tries to install the driver, and then says installation failed, and "Data Invalid". They are two different brands of USB drives too, different sizes, the only thing they have in common is that they are both thumb drives.

    I tried putting the Windows CD in and telling to to reinstall and update driver from removable media, and it still doesn't work :( Still has "Invalid Data". Any ideas?
     
  2. bitchin

    bitchin Banned

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    What brand of thumb drives?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Is there data on the drives? Do they work with another system? If both answers are yes, try this:

    Unplug ALL USB devices.
    Open Device Manager.
    View, Show Hidden Devices.
    Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
    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.
     
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