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Old 01-19-2007, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hey people. i got my spare PC here and im trying use my USB memory stick in the PC. Now i know all the usb ports work because the keyboards and mouse are ok in them ports. I have plugged about 6 usb memory sticks in my machine and everytime the computer Picks them up, but doesnt show them in MY COMPUTER. The only place i can see the USB stick is in Disk Mangement. I have updated the usb drivers (think so). Can someone if the best usb drivers for this mach or does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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Old 01-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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guess no one knows. : (
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Are the memory sticks formatted to store memory? I know that some memory sticks need to be formatted before windows will recognize it as a storage device.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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Yes, try formatting them and then, you should be able to use them.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:30 AM   #5
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Yea i have tried 6 other ones and reformated all of them. on other machine. I cannot format them on this machine due to i cannot see them in MY COMPUTER. I think its going to come down to drivers. Steps i take - PLUG any memory stick in > PC see's the stick and the little popup window tells me its connected. > I wait 5-10mins and no show in MY COMPUTER>i go to device drivers and i see under USB > The USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE says the memory stick name. If anyone can give me alittle advise. I noticed it didnt work after i started installing Readom USB drivers. Tried a roll back for the drivers and no go.
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You should be to format it in computer management, if you can see it there
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:04 PM   #7
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I can format the usb sticks in computer management on other machines, but when i try to on this mach, it tells me the stick is not set as a active partition and i will need to restart my machine. Restarting does nothing. Im trying to find the makers of this PC's mainboard so i can update the USB mass stroge device drivers. So far nothing really helps.
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Has the drive got anything on it? Also, what does it say about the drive in computer management, eg healthy etc.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #9
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OK for this test i will use one of my memory sticks which is called Laxar (some company name by default). I have 2 hard drives in the computer management (C: and E Then just below the hard drives is the LEXAR memory stick which is healthy.

when i try to format the stick it gives me the error report - "The operation did not complete becuase the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition or volume,restart the computer."

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Take a look at this post, ignore the first post about 98, it isnt the same type of drive, but its the same type of error
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic34986.html
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