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Old 03-31-2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Jumpdrive won't work!

Okay I have had this jumpdrive for a while, it has always worked.....well I plugged it into my computer and then nothing popped up..and then I saw this little thing down in the taskbar so I clicked on it and it says "Safely remove hardware" but i do not wanna remove it....I want to get my homework off of it. So I tried a few difforent ports, none work. Also for some reason now in "My Computer" it shows a floppy frive in there but I do not have a floppy drive, it shows it if my jumpdrive is in there or not. So I restarted my computer to see if that would help...but no, and it still shows the floppy drive....

So windows knows that the jumpdrive in connected but for some reason it will not let me access it...and this JUST started to happen...

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Old 03-31-2006, 12:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

Well, if its not windows xp, you need a disk to install it.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

What do you mean? It has been working....it has always worked and now all the sudden it will not work! Also all of the sudden it shows that I have a floppy drive...BUT I DON"T!!
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

Does this occur on any other PC?
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

No, works fine on my dad's computer.
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Hmm.. Is it an actual flash drive, or a little hard drive 4gb+ type thing?
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:00 AM   #7
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It worked before on that PC, but now doesn't. Strange. Have you installed any software on your PC recently? or perhaps any pirated stuff? Do a System Restore when your thumbdrive was working.
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

It is a flashdrive 1 gb. this is my exact model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820155406
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It worked before on that PC, but now doesn't. Strange. Have you installed any software on your PC recently? or perhaps any pirated stuff? Do a System Restore when your thumbdrive was working.

I did do a windows repair thing...but I do not see how that would screw up somthing like that. I have one pirated game. But i have used it sence I have downloaded the game so I do not think that that is it either.
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I have that same thing. I think what you did is used like the security/lock feature on it. You know how it cam with those like two demos and then a 1meg thing that locks the jump drive? Im sure you probably accidently enabled that
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

Yeah...well now that I think about it, for the first time ever I opened one of those programs up at school...but it still works on my dads...do you know how to diable it?
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:10 AM   #12
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You can use DevCon command line to remove all devices related to USB thumb drives.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;Q311272

That command line should be able to dig into the registry, remove any traces to the USB drive, essentially forcing Windows Xp to install the drivers for the USB thumb device again.

Quick Tips:

Download DevCon.exe
Plug in your USB thumb drive
Open up command line and type in the following command (making sure the CMD can find DevCon.exe)

devcon.exe find usb\*

It should list a number of USB devices. Watch out for USB Mass Storage Device
To the left, there is a string of serial number, i.e. USB\VID_0781&PID_5151\SNDK2FCA65161B809607 (it should be different on your machine)
Copy the string
Next, issue the following command

devcon.exe remove <insert the string here>

Press enter.

Remove the USB thumb device.. Reinsert it again. Windows Xp should tell you that it discovered "new" device, aka the USB thumb device.
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

What is command line? is that like the "run" thing...I clicked on the thing I downloaded and it unzipped somthing but I don't know where.



Edit: how do I make windows "find" devcon, I found the unziped folders but when I type things into the 'run' thing it says devcon can not be found or somthig like that
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

I never used this before, so I'm not sure. I'm guessing it's the command line in the program you downloaded? It looks complicated, but I'm sure there are other means on fixing that USB drive.

Are you having problems with your other USB devices sometimes? Or is it only the thumbdrive having the problem?

Sometime, the PC's operating system may take as long as 5 minutes to find a device. It goes through a process called enumeration. Flash drives can take up to a minute to be seen. Try just plugging it in, don't fiddle with anything, and have patience. Limit the number of USB devices to two (or unplug all your other USB devices and just plug in your thumbdrive to see what happens). If that doesn't help, I'm thinking of trying to use a USB active hub.
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Default Re: Jumpdrive won't work!

WTF??

Okay, now I am really pissed!!! My fuking iPod won't show up!!! here is a pic


So wtf is mested up with my computer?? Why all of th sudden the usb drives are screwed? Like, windows knows that somthing got plugged iun or whatever but won't let them run or somthing...



PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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