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Windows XP Fails to Recognize Brand new USB drive


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Draga X

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Yeah,my sister got a brand new Dane-Elec 4GB USB drive(15 bucks at Walgreens) and on the back it says that it supports Windows Vista,XP,and 2000

Well I have Windows XP Pro SP3 and whenever it gets plugged in, the computer says that the USB is an unknown device in an unknown port.But when I plug in by 2GB older(By this,I mean 1 year old) Toshiba into the exact same port and it works just fine.So what is the problem?
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Yeah,my sister got a brand new Dane-Elec 4GB USB drive(15 bucks at Walgreens) and on the back it says that it supports Windows Vista,XP,and 2000

Well I have Windows XP Pro SP3 and whenever it gets plugged in, the computer says that the USB is an unknown device in an unknown port.But when I plug in by 2GB older(By this,I mean 1 year old) Toshiba into the exact same port and it works just fine.So what is the problem?



How old is your pc and do you know if you have usb 2.0? Maybe the older usb drive is usb 1.1 and you have an older motherboard that does not support 2.0 and that would explain why the new drive would not function properly. Some of the newer usb devices will only run on usb 2.0

Anyways post that back and also if you do have usb 2.0 try the following:

Goto the motherboards manufacture website and check for newer / updated usb drivers.
Try putting the usb drive in a different usb slot. Put the drive in a slot on the back of your pc and see. Also try it on a different pc maybe your friends or family members.
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