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Can Not Use USB Drive With No Name Computer


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jsullivan33403

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A no name computer has stopped recognizing my two different flash drives,

the computer is running under XP and I did a repair procedure on it, the second R on the operating load CD.

It has an AK32 mobo, Phoenix Tech LTC 6:00PG bios, 512 installed memory [note, other memory sticks were tried that were known good with no results]

Any ideas?
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phillipcorcoran

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Does the XP machine have SP3 installed?
There were some issues with usb ports which were addressed in SP2 & carried over to SP3.

If that's not relevant, you might want to replace them. USB flash drives (and camera memory cards) have a short life.
Those from "big name" manufacturers like Integral, Corsair & Kingston typically outlive the cheaper ones.
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jsullivan33403

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Hi Philipcorcoran

Yes SP3 is installed.

Also, the flash drive operates without a hitch on all other computers I have tried it on at the nearby library [about 20] so it is a computer problem and not a flash drive problem. The flash drive is a Centron Data Stick Pro 16 Gb.

Edited by jsullivan33403, 16 January 2011 - 11:36 AM.

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Have you tried the flash drives in all of the USB ports?
Have you tried other USB components in the ports?
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