Last week I tried out this new PNY Flash Drive that specified it was compatible with Windows XP. It didn't work. It wouldn't get recognized. I got a message that I probably needed to install a Driver for unknown "New Hardware." I just went and returned it since I had never had any problems with PNY Flash Drives working on my Windows XP computer. I figured maybe it was just defective.
Today I tried out a new SanDisk Cruzer Glide that specifies that it too is compatible with Windows XP. This particular one also specifies that it is USB 2.0 / 3.0 compatible. Just like the PNY Flash Drive from last week, this SanDisk Cruzer Glide Flash Drive also did not work, did not get recognized and I was informed that I needed to install a Driver for unknown New Hardware.
I currently have 3 SanDisk Cruzer Glide Flash Drives that I've been using for quite a while without any problems.
So what's the deal with these 2 recent NEW Flash Drives not being recognized and not working with my Windows XP when they specify that they ARE Windows XP compatible?
I tried going through the process of letting Windows search for the necessary Driver. However, I was informed that the Driver that was found had not passed the "Windows Logo" test or something along those lines and was NOT recommended that I install that Driver from who knows what source.
So where can I get the necessary Driver(s) to allow NEWER Flash Drives that claim to be Windows XP compatible to work on my Windows XP? Or what do I need to do? I do not have the Windows Install CD. This is a 3rd hand computer.