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Computer Won't Recognise my Memory Stick

 
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dirtymcb



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Computer Won't Recognise my Memory Stick Reply with quote

Hello. I was wondering if someone could help me.

My PC won't recognise my USB memory stick when I enter it into any of the available USB slots. When I first got the stick, when it was plugged in, it would automatically open a window and I would be able to access the files saved on the memory stick. Now when I enter the stick, nothing happens. It doesn't even show as a removable device under 'My Computer.'

I've tried the memory stick in another computer and it works fine, likewise when I plug in other USB devices into my computer, they work too.

I've even tried buying a new memory stick, and that won't work either!

If anyone could be of any assistance it would be much appreciated!
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look in Device Manager when the USB drive is connected - do you get any problem devices showing there? If so what?

Also, you don't mention what version of Windows you are using.
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dirtymcb



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I'm using Windows XP.

The memory stick comes up under disk drives in Device Manager as 'USB Flash Memory USB device'

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, but no luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you right click on My Computer and select Manage, then click on Disk Management does the drive appear there, and if so does it show the file system on it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, nothing is shown under Disk Management I'm afraid
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Device Manager, what do you get in the following sections when the drive is connected:
Arrow Disk Drives
Arrow Other Devices
Arrow Universal Serial Bus Controllers
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