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Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

Q: Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

I have several Kingston flash drives which are older only says it supports
Windows XP and VIsta. Is it possible to make it so can use it on a Windows 7
computer ? At the moment when I try to use it on Windows 7 it doesn't recognize the drive AND doesn't show up on right bottom system tray.
Is there a way to convert the Kingston Flash drive so can be used for
Windows 7 as well ?


Preferred Solution: Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

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A: Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

Does the drive show up in "Explorer"?

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Hi, Im having a problem with all my Kingston Stick/Flash drives, I am adding Photos to a 1 GB flash drive and after only puttting in 130 photos adding up to only 35mb the stick drive stops accepting more photos.
The same thing happaned when I tried to putthe same amount of Photos on the 2GB stick drive. It to stoped atthe same 130 photos atonly 35 mb of space taken.
Does anyone know why this is happaning and how I can use all the space on these stick/ flash drives? It clearly says theres all that space left but it wont let me add anymore.

The errors are as follows:

Cannot create/replace (Pic #) The directory or file cannot be created.
Or it says access is denied butthere are no lock options on these flas drives.

1GB and 2GB stop excepting the photos at the same time. It also does the same thing with music files.

Any ides or experience in this? I have tried a number of different stick drives and they all do this.

A:Kingston Stick/Flash Drives

Closing duplicate thread, please do not post the same problem in different forums.

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I can't figure out how to get it to recognize my flash drive if it should...

A:Does Partition Wizard Home support USB flash drives?

I don't believe so, I've never seen my flash based devices on Partition Wizard. You're better off using the standard Disk Management program or formatting through context menus.

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I bought a 4GB USB Kingston Flash yesterday.
When I save items on it like videos - they do not work. And when I save notepads and open it in the USB, the words are all coded.
Help please!
Any reply would be highly appreciated!

A:Kingston USB Flash

format the usb drive at fat32.

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Hello everyone,
I have used my kingston flash drive for about 8 months and then suddenly it stopped working. There is nothing unusual that happened the last time I used it, i.e. pulling it out too fast, or saving software to it.

The Problem: When I insert the flash drive into my usb port, Windows XP automatically recognizes the drive. I can see the drive in My Computer. When I attempt to access the drive I get "Please Insert a Disk into Drive E:" when I go to properties, it shows 0 bytes for free space, and 0 bytes for used space (the pie graph shows all blue). Then I attempted to Format and I recieved the message, "There is no disk in drive E: Insert a disk and try again" I have tried this on more than one PC as well.

Can someone please help me? I'm not worried so much about the data as I am just being able to use the drive again. Thanks.

A:Kingston Flash, not working.

What happens when you click on your Harddrive in My computer?
Do you get the same response? Or is it just for the flash drive.

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hi >>>i have a kingston flash 8gp >> i need to convert it to NTFS But I Can't >>can't convert rwa driver
what can I do

A:help:: how can i convert kingston flash 8gp from rwa to ntfs

How exactly did you try to convert this? You can try backing up any files you need that are on the flash drive onto your desktop, and then you can try formatting the flash drive. You should be able to right click on the flash drive and select format. An NTFS option should show up.

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Hello to all members of TechSpot!
Now i shall state my problem i hope u can help me.
I have a Kingston Datatraveler 2.0 DTI-512 usb flash drive. When i insert it and open it then this msg comes,"Please insert disc into drive H:". Then someone told me to download HP formatting utility. then i downloaded it and tried to format my usb with it. When i started formatting after two seconds it replies,"Device media is write-protected" and it stops formatting. I dont know what 2 do now? There4 plz help me. I shall be very thankful 2 u.

A:Kingston usb flash drive problem

You didn't in indicate whether you just bought this or if it failed after some use. Neither did you indicate your operating system.

If using anything newer than Win98, you don't need a driver installed BUT you should have the latest Service Pack installed.

If XP, try running an sfc /scannow to refresh the Windows files.

You can also try uninstalling ALL USB ports in Device Manager and rebooting to have them re-detected 'fresh'.

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Well I need a new flash drive and was searching on ebay. I found this product:
Kingston 64 GB Data Traveler 300 perfect condition USB - eBay (item 350375474636 end time Jul-28-10 18:56:35 PDT)

only problem is is that the seller claims it to be a datatraveler 300, now that searies only is manufactured in 256Gb
Kingston Technology Company - Flash Memory - DataTraveler 300
I would like some input becouse i need a new flash drive, preferably cheap, and 64G or higher. If I do get it I plan on using it for: BartPE, varius linux OSs, and lots of data storage( on campus). you can probably see where linux comes in

A:Kingston Flash Drive Hoax

If you do a search on Ebay, you should find what you are looking for.

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Ok am fixed and good to go now my problem is I have Kingston flash drive the metal plug in part came of everything is intact I tried putting it back togather and nothing I really need to salvage this info. anyone have a idea

A:Kingston flash drive problem.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Post moved to correct forum.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have a Kingston DataTraveler 100 (8GB) flash dive. My pc detects it, installs the driver but the USB doesn't show in 'my computer'.
So, I can't open it and the device is also not shown in 'disk management' but it is listed in 'device manager'.

I also have another USB drive that works perfectly, so my USB ports do not seem to be the problem.


A:Kingston Flash drive won't open

Try a "reinstallation". Leave the drive connected, then Uninstall it in the Device Manager, disconnect the drive from the PC and then restart the PC. After Windows starts, connect the drive and it should be detected and reinstalled. If there was some type of corrupted status this should fix it.

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I realize there are other posts regarding flash drives and access denied; but this is a little different.

At the community college, they use Flash Drives to hold the excel files with data on students. The computer (which is a Dell Precision 370; running WinXP) recognizes the Kingston 512 MB USB Mass Storage Device, but when I click (from My Computer) it says F:\ Access Denied. It also says Access Denied if I right-click and select Explore or Open.

The only time it allows me to access the USB is when I right-click Auto-Play -> View Files and Folders.

I realize, that since there is a solution, there really isn't any need to post. But not everyone is computer savvy, and therefore wouldn't know to do the Auto-Run if they closed the Auto-Run dialog and later had to access it.

The computer is ran through a Network, if I'm not mistaken. But since I'm just a workstudy, it's not like they tell me everything about the system specs and things of any nature similar.

A:Kingston Flash Drive F:/ Access Denied

perhaps its just an 'ownership' issue and you have to 'Take Ownership'
and HERE

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I have a Kingston flash drive 8gb usb 2.0 just like this one:


but for some reason it's not working on my pc/laptop/ps3 and any other computer I tried it on.

when I plug in the flash drive I don't get any detected sound on my windows and it's not there on my computer either, just like as if it wasn't plugged in at all, I tried using different usb ports and it's the same, I'm guessing it's a hardware problem with the flash drive itself not software at all.

I don't care about the flash itself but the files inside the flash are really important to me I just need to copy them on my PC and that's it.

I'd really appreciate your help guys.

A:Kingston flash drive not detected (probably hardware)

Hi Jackbauer, Welcome to the forums , Downlaod this little test utility program Download H2testw 1.4 Free - Check your USB for errors with this tool. - Softpedia may be of some help

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Hi, I'm having a problem with all my Kingston Stick/Flash drives, I am adding Photos to a 1GB flash drive and after only puttting in 130 photos adding up to only 35mb the stick drive stops accepting more photos.

The same thing happaned when I tried to put the same amount of Photos on the 2GB stick drive. It to stopped at the same 130 photos at only 35mb of space taken.
Does anyone know why this is happaning and how I can use all the space on these stick/ flash drives? It clearly says theres all that space left but it wont let me add anymore.

The errors are as follows:

Cannot create/replace (Pic #) The directory or file cannot be created.
Or it says access is denied but there are no lock options on these flash drives.

1GB and 2GB stop excepting the photos at the same time. It also does the same thing with music files.

Any ides or experience in this? I have tried a number of different stick drives and they all do this.

A:Solved: Kingston Stick/Flash drive

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This Drive is NOt a DataTraveler 2, It's Just A DataTraveler with 4 Gb capacity, My buddy Formated it Using Windows, I thinck He mesed IT UPˇˇ, all his Files are corrupted and with Funny names, Is there a specific aplication to format this Drive, or Is it Ok to Format it with Windows, I can't Find This particular model in www.Kingston.com, I am afraid of formating it with Windows, cause I know for a fackt that Formating USB drives with windows It's like Death to those poor drives, , what should I use?
I would really apreaciate any hellp, sorry for such a dumb question, I'ts Just that I am not risking for the trial and error method, to riskyˇˇ

A:How do I format a 4 Gb Kingston DataTraveler Usb Flash Drive????

I have formated a dozen or so of these little jewels using Windows and no failures . . right click and select format

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I have Windows Xp Pro on my computer.When i plug in the flash drive in to the usb port, its detects the new hardware and configures it and says your new hardware is ready to use, but unfortunately cant see the flash drive as a drive letter under My Computer.How can i resolve this issue.Thanks in advance.

A:Kingston flash drive doesnt work under Windows Xp Pro

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Assalamo Alikum
Hello to All
thanks for registeration in this forum..... my first problem is this that i have a flash drive 4 gb kingston but there is no help in any forum to solve my problem that my drive is write protected and not formate and no viruse scane programme apply on it but it works with its data alreeady in folder mp3 songs but nothing to re inter any file how i remove my write protection and formation of drive in possible mode there is no switch on it ....please as soon as possible help me...

A:Removal of Write Protection on Kingston 4GB Flash Drive

have a problem in my flash drive 4 gb kingston in mode of write protected how can i remove it

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I went to the site they had one for what appeared to be 32 GB flash drive. I got the error message when trying out that drive it wouldn't pop up and then when it does is this drive is not authorized to run this software.

Any who I would like the proper driver I have googled and googled and cannot find it.

Windows 7 64 bit home premium(currently having problems windows updating receiving help for that in virus removal)

A:Kingston Data Traveler 2GB flash drive driver

Win7 shouldn't need any extra drivers for normal USB sticks. I have a 2 GB Datatraveler here too, works out of the box. Maybe your stick is defective or some virus is interfering?

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Kingston Technology is instructing customers to return certain models of its memory sticks, after the firm discovered a glitch in its DataTraveler Secure flash drives.

The company said in a security notice that the models affected were “privacy” editions of the DataTraveler Secure, DataTraveler Elite and DataTraveler Blackbox.

Kingston said the security flaw could allow a wrongdoer to hack into the memory sticks. “A skilled person with the proper tools and physical access to the drives may be able to gain unauthorised access to data,” warned the vendor.

Kingston added that a number of its USB drives were not affected by the security flaw.

Customers whose drives could be exploited by the security loophole should return the product, where Kingston said it would apply a factory update.

Kingston had claimed that its Data Traveler Secure drive was the first of its kind to protect “100 percent of data on-the-fly via 256-bit hardware-based AES encrpytion.”

Source:Kingston coughs to security flaw in 'Secure' flash drive ? The Register

A:Kingston coughs to security flaw in ‘Secure’ flash driv

Thanks for this information! We have about 20 of them. Thankfully not the ones on the list.

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I just bought a USB flash drive kingston data traveler 3.0 16gb recently , and when i format it as NTFS , and start storing some files in it , i start to see its writing speed is very low , just like 25 or so per sec , 33.6 with Asus 3.0 USB boost , and while im transfering files , i noticed that it stops every once a while , then continue. And this problem only occur when its formatted as NTFS , its fine when its FAT32 .... but if its using FAT32 i cant use more than 4gb for readyboost ... and i have tried to test the speed while its being used for readyboost and not , same result , same problem , only thing is the speed is faster while its free from any duty , should i worry about it or this is very normal and have nothing to worry about ? i just bought it for 7 days , mainly for readyboost , i can totally exchange it for a new one .... but i bought it from my aunt , she sells these things for a living so i needed to ask first before i blame her for it.

A:Newly bought Kingston 3.0 flash drive stops at times

I have a Kingston 64GB and experience extremely slow transfers. Thought the drive was bad but after searching found it to be a pretty common problem with many complaints. Mine is so slow I won't even use it.

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As Adobe will end support for flash at the end of 2020. Which is  last version of  Internet Explorer will be able to support adobe flash and from which version flash is not supported at all.

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I have aa mSATA SSD which supports hardware 256 Bit AES FDE (Built in Hardware Encryption). I wanted to know if the W520 BIOS or UEFI permits the use if it's hardware encryption. And if so, how to enable it.  

ThinkPad X220 ? i7-2640M ? 16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance RAM ? 80GB Intel X25-M G2 MSATA SSD ? 2TB Samsung Sinpoint HDD ? Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi ? LG IPS LCD

A:Does the W520 mSATA slot Support Hardware Encrypted Drives (FDE Drives)?

If it is hardware encryption in the drive, there is nothing special for the laptop to do. You need to set an ATA password or someone could simply move the SSD to another computer

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I have an older, quad-core HP Pavilion d4990y (desktop) that originally shipped with 32-bit Vista and 4 Gbytes RAM. After about a week of research I reasonably certain that I can run Win7 Pro, 64-bit with 4 x 2 Gbytes RAM (= 8 Gbytes). Given the anticipated performance increase, his seems like an upgrade worth doing to me, but I'd like more experienced and better informed people to give my plan a once-over.

1) HP shipped this model with 64-bit Vista, so 64-bit drivers are available, and I assume that if they work for Vista, they will also work for Win7.

HP Pavilion Ultimate d4990y CTO Desktop PC Drivers & Downloads | HP? Support

2) According the specs for this machine, it can take 8 Gbytes RAM:

Contact HP Support and Customer Service | HP?*Support


Maximum memory:
8 GB (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS)


I've also purchased a 2 Tbyte HD from NewEgg, and somewhere I read that the hard drive must be "formated" GPT, which I had never heard of before, so I went reading up on it:


At first I thought GPT was some sort of "upgrade" from NTFS because statements about it were phrased that you "format GPT", like you "format NTFS", but someone on another forum has told me that GPT is an alternative to MBR (Master Boot Record), and so I assume that you can have a NTFS-formatted hard drive that can either be formatted in... Read more

A:Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

You cannot install Windows OS on a GPT initialized drive unless your motherboard supports new UEFI Bios, and you are installing Windows 8.0 or 8.1. Which yours does not support. You can install a GPT initialized drive as a storage drive, just not as a bootable Windows drive.
A 2TB drive does not need to be Initialized GPT, it still can be MBR and Formatted NTFS. Anything larger the 2.2TB would need to be Initialized GPT.
According to your specs, you should be able to instal 8GB or RAM if you are running a Windows 64 bit OS

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Hi Guys,

I have a really old notebook machine, manufactured in 2005. Its an Acer TravelMate 4270 with an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphic card. I know that its too old to a win8 but I am very corious about the new OPsystem, as always. Everything worked fine with the main installation, but the VGA... you know, the old driver cant be installed, the system says that the driver is not up to date. But AMD wrote in news at 13th sept that they released a win8 compaitble driver for all of their products.

I tried every way to install the driver, also Catalyst Center 10.2 and 11.8, then changed in the properties menu the compatibility mode to win7 and xp - without success. Have You got any tips what to do now? I have in this way only sh*t resolution, and my video performance is really "unpalatable". Where can I find a good solution to have the x1600 driver on win8?

Thanx, Regards:

A:Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Try to Download driver ATI X2500 on http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...=Acer&SC=AAP_8

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I had another (yet another) round of virus scares with my mom this evening, and I thought I'd pop in here to see if anyone has any suggestions or things that worked for them in helping older relatives deal with the scary world of computers.
My mom is the most technophobe person I can imagine.  She uses the computer for only a handful of things - posting on Facebook, playing Words with Friends with *her* mother on Facebook, organizing photo albums on Snapfish, and answering emails.  An occasional google search when she's feeling daring.   Despite years of doing these activities fairly regularly, she still has *no* concept of how file storage works (I tell her to go to her "C:" drive and get a blank stare, and the multiple layouts you might get when browsing for a file in different places within Windows is an unending headache for me.
So, I get a lot of "this random window popped up" calls and trying to talk her through figuring out if it's a serious malware threat vs. some stupid ad-designed-to-look-like-malware is always an exercise in frustration for me and her asking me over and over "Who can I call so I don't bother you?" and me having to reassure her that my frustration is at my own inability to help more easily and not at her for calling. 
So, my question:  I'm not any huge tech expert myself, so my ability to help her with this sort of thing over the phone is always limited when I can't see the screen.  Looking for... Read more

A:Being tech support for older relatives

The one thing I'd definitely recommend, given what you've offered, is that you create an account on that computer for yourself with administrator privileges and then use it to remove administrator privileges from your Mom's account (and any others that might be on that machine where the user of said account falls into the same broad "tech illiterate" category as your Mom).
For yourself, if you have two computers handy, I'd start practicing with Windows Remote Assistance so that you not only see what it's like to remote in using it but also know how to walk your Mom through issuing you an invitation (make a set of step-by-step instructions you can read off to her so that you know you don't skip any steps) if it becomes necessary.  Of course, if a machine is actually frozen then it's frozen and the usual "fix" for that is the hard shutdown done by holding the power button in until the power is cut.
The fact of the matter is that most infections whether from viruses, adware, or malware of any sort do not "sneak on" to a computer but are directly invited in by user action (and very often involve having to install something - which a standard account cannot do - thus heading off a lot of issues).  It is clear that your Mom is doing the fairly typical panic clicking on buttons and links when things pop up (and is probably denying having done so afterward or just gets so flustered she actually doesn't remember exactly what she's done).
The fewer p... Read more

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At the end of this month, Avast will end support for our older consumer versions of Avast Antivirus. Those are: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier.

A good antivirus program is a necessity to protect your Windows PC from malware attacks, to keep your computer running smoothly, and to protect your online identity and personal data. Over the past 3 years, Avast engineers have improved our database of known virus definitions, themechanism in which zero- day and widespread malware are detected, and the frequency of streaming updates sent to our customers. Avast 2015, with its unique Home Network Securityfeature which scans your home network for potential risks, is our best performing security product yet.

After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide security patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware, endangering your machine and the data on it. Please update to the latest version so you can receive regular security updates and benefit from the enhanced features and higher detection rates that protect your computer from malicious attacks. This update is also recommended because the latest version is compatible with Windows 10.

If you are running an older version of Avast, you can easily move to the latest version of Avast 2015.

How to check for the latest version and do a program update
If you need to update later, here?s a qu... Read more

A:Support for older Avast versions will end

In the blog post it shows how to upgrade avast v9 (2014), but it's noted that v8 and below will be unsupported.

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I have just had a pop up telling me Microsoft are ending support for older versions of windows - and I am sure I have an old one but I can't remember how to find out which.

How do I update to one that will be supported? Do I have to buy a disc or do it online?

Many thanks and kind regards..........Margaret

A:Ending Support for older Windows

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I found this Ram online and purchased it is has the same specifations 2x4 gb 1600mhz 12800 240pin cl11 1.5volt but when I checked the Kingston web site it says it is Dell specific can I use it on my 8300 motherboard

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Nvidia has announced that it is going to be dropping driver support for a large number of its old graphics cards, including essentially the entire 8-series, 9-series, 100-series, 200-series, 300-series, and one card (the GeForce 405) from its 400-series. This includes mobileand desktop products. Support for a number of professional workstation products is also being terminated.


A:Nvidia dropping support for older gen cards

It happens. They can't waste resources on legacy cards/chips. Heck, I have some really old cards in a box somewhere, don't expect to pull them out and install on Windows 8.

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As time goes on and a product catalog grows, it's not unusual for a company to reduce and eventually eliminate support for older products. In the case of ATI, AMD's graphics division, a new decision to reduce support for older graphics chips is about to take effect. To date, ATI has provided a new WHQL certified driver every month to nearly every graphics card capable of DirectX 9 acceleration. That includes cards all the way back to 2002's Radeon 9700 Pro. After this month's Catalyst 9.3 release, that will not be the case.
After Catalyst 9.3, products prior to the R6xx generation of graphics cards (that go by the Radeon HD 2000 series brand names) will be changed to "legacy support status." This means that these products will get quarterly WHQL driver updates, instead of monthly updates. AMD assures us that these products will still receive critical "hotfix" drivers if high-priority fixes are needed.

more: ExtremeTech

A:ATI Reduces Support for Older Graphics Cards

Oh i hate you ATi!

New card for me then...

It says "After Catalyst 9.3" does this mean 9.3 will support them?

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Hi, i can't find any information on wheither this particular model supports pcie ssd, for example a  http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-storage/ssd/950-pro/MZ-V5P512BW i did find notes inthe bios update page which says: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5286856&swItemId=wk_171796_1&swEnvOid=419...Version:3.90 Rev.A (8 Aug 2016)FixesThe following fix has been made in BIOS version 03.90:? Fixes an issue where system would not boot when cards with large MMIO are installed. i think MMIO has something to do with pcie drive but i'm not in IT so i don't really know too much about this. so in summary: Will i be able to install and boot from a samsung 950 pro nvme m.2 ssd (or equvalent) using a z620 equipped with 2 xeon e5 - 2670 v1( i dont think it has a m2 slot but can't you just use a pci-e slot)  

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Yesterday I discovered my computer will no longer read my flash drives, external hard drives or SD cards.  If I plug in any of them, they don’t even show up in Disk Management.  In Device Manager they will show up, but will have a yellow flag and under Properties it says the driver for this device is not installed even though they’ve been used before on the computer.  Clicking “Update Driver” doesn’t help because it searches and says there are no drivers for this device.  If I go to the “Events” tab, it gives the  date and “Device configured (null)”.
I restarted my computer today, hoping it might correct this problem, but when restarting I ended up with a message about an inaccessible boot drive.  After going into a loop several times where it told me about the inaccessible boot drive and then restarted again, I finally ended up with a screen that gave me more options for troubleshooting such as doing a system restore point.  I had the computer perform a system restore and finally it took me to the welcome screen and then desktop.  Anyway, rebooting did not correct the problem about my computer not reading my flash drives, external hard drives or SD card.  Any ideas?  Maybe the problems I’m having are related to a recent Windows update (computer seemed to be working fine before the update), but don’t know for sure. 
My computer is an HP deskto... Read more

A:Computer no longer reads flash drives, external hard drives.

What you want to do is to go to the HP wesite's support page, find your computer and you should be able to download the current drivers. Here is a link to the page. https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers

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BSOD whenever a usb device gets plugged -flash drives, external drives

- Thanks for having this forum

A:BSOD whenever a usb device gets plugged -flash drives, external drives

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8000348bda9, fffff880039bcd58, fffff880039bc5b0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for snapman.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for snapman.sys
Probably caused by : disk.sys ( disk! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+70f )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> lmvm snapman
start end module name
fffff880`01e00000 fffff880`01e46000 snapman T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: snapman.sys
Image path: snapman.sys
Image name: snapman.sys
Timestamp: Wed Mar 09 23:52:38 2011 (4D777F1E)
CheckSum: 0004F614
ImageSize: 00046000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Ensure Windows is updated, then reboot and update your Acronis installation:
Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.


A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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What is end of support?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.

A:Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends

I found out about that earlier when I reinstalled Vista. Tried to update it past ie 9 but it will not install ie 10 or ie 11.  So I guess I will have to use a different browser until vista support also ends which will not be much longer itself.

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Operating on my HP Laptop running Windows 8.1, what can I do about retrieving the data on several drives I've just found in my desk drawer.  Where are the different drives I am used to that would allow me to read these drives?

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security


You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?

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Are current CD rom drives too fast for running/playing/installing games from 5-10 years ago ???

I get a lot of errors when trying to do so.

A:Running older games on current CD rom drives

What OS? If you are using xp it is not the CD rom, its the OS.

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I'd like to know if a USB flash drive can be used on an older computer, like one running Windows 98. I take files between work and home. At work I have 2 computers, one running Windows 2000 and one with Windows XP Pro. Both have no problem seeing the flash drive, but my computer at home doesn't see the flash drive when I put it in the USB port. Do special drivers have to be installed for it in Windows 98? If so, what? Thanks in advance!

A:using a flash drive with an older system

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(Please pardon my redundancy - I have posted this to the Customer Care Board and Client Service forums - just hoping to correct what I hope was an accidental change in support policy.)
This is not a technical comment but it is a comment about Dell's Technology Support. Recently the support site for laptops, and I presume other areas though I have not checked, was revised to change its structure. In the process many items were removed notably having to do with drivers for older systems. Even if a system is past warranty that does not remove the responsibility for Dell to continue to provide the most recent (even if old) drivers especially since the cost of doing so is trivial. This is especially the case when Dell is the only source for specific drivers. A specific example is a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop which uses the embedded GPU in the CPU as well as outboard nVidia GPU; the hybrid video architecture is such that NVidia provides no driver and re-directs users to Dell's site. In the case of this specific model, most of the drivers that were present a month ago are now gone.
Dell laptops have two things going for them - good products at a good price and a great support site. This has prompted me to continue focusing upon Dell - e.g. two new 5759's in 2017, and to recommend Dell to colleagues and friends. I have had recent occasion to review some very old systems on HP's support site - all relevant drivers continue to be available. I strongly recommend that Dell c... Read more

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Generally speaking, is there a problem connecting newer faster HDDs or optical drives to PC with an older mobo/CPU combo, assuming they are the supported interface type, of course?

What are the important specs to look at to determine if the components will run together suitably?

A:connecting newer drives to older mobo/CPUs

There should not be a problem with optical drives. but newer larger hard drives may not be recognized as the proper size on mobo's with older Bios that Dont support hard drives larger than 37Gb or 137GB.

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They had previously been formatted as Linux. I've removed the partitions successfully. The formatting gets all the way to the end and then fails (using the windows formatting).

A:How can I format a couple of older Maxtor external drives in XP?

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I already found out the hard way that flash drives don't have a registry in which I can install a program to it, and run it on other computers, unless the program is a lite program. Is there a way to make it more flexible in the sense of creating a registry for it?

Next question; Do external hard drives have a registry? Could I install games and or programs to an external and run them directly from it? Is there a way to create a registry for it if it does not have one?
Anyone that has anything else to possibly add, I'm more than happy to explore any and all options, so don't be shy!

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:External hard drives / flash drives.

i do not know the particulars of it but yes it is possible to copy/paste a programme file from c drive ,programme files, onto flash drive and run it, i do it myself

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Hey guys. I've been a fan of your forum for a while, and didn't create an account til now. I'm at my wits end.. and I'm desperate for help. My posts on other forums have been ignored, so I'll try here.

It all started when I bought the Dingoo A320 game system. In order for it to work with Windows 7, I had to replace the USBSTOR.sys file with another. Everything seemed fine.. except the file transfer to my Dingoo was exceptionally slow. Eventually, I followed instructions months ago, and somehow got my Dingoo to not use it's preinstalled China Chip Drivers, but Windows's mass storage driver.

Everything seemed fine for months.. until I bought a portable hard drive (Seagate Freeagent Go Flex). After spending hours trying to figure out why it wouldn't install, I returned it.. about a week later, I picked out a Patriot 64GB Flash Drive as a replacement to the Freeagent Go. Surprise surprise.. drivers won't install. Old flash drives still work (they were installed before the Dingoo incident).

I've tried:

-Uninstalling and reinstalling device plenty of times
-Pointed Windows 7 towards "/system32/drivers" and didn't help
-Replaced USBSTOR.sys with Windows XP version
-Replaced USBSTOR.sys with Windows Vista version
-Checked for corrupted system files
-Tried Driver Genius

I'm at my wits end.. I have so many important files on this OS.. and I don't want to restore the OS. I've backed up some of my files thanks to Ubuntu (where the flash drive works without a... Read more

A:Flash drives & external drives won't install

Never mind. After getting no help on multiple forums, I've had enough of Windows 7.

Installing Windows XP Pro SP3.

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I have windows 7 pro and recently I have not been able to open up a new folder on any external hard drive or flash drive that I use with my computer. When I use these same flash and external hard drives in another computer it works fine, my initial thought is, there is something disabled in my system or some program is blocking me when I try to create a new folder in my drives. need advice and help.

A:Flash drives and external hard drives

It may be your explorer. Run a sfc /scannow in Command Prompt

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