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Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

Q: Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

A Compaq notebook running Win ME which previously would recognize my thumb drives will no longer recognize the drive. The USB port definitely works when connected to a USB printer. I've tried plugging in the thumb drive both before booting and after booting, but Win ME just won't find it. I'm at a loss... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win ME won't recognize thumb drive

Your drivers for the thumb drive or devices like it are missing or corrupt. Go the manufacture site for download and instructions

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I recently updated to Windows 10. My usb port doesn't seem to be working properly. It charges but only sees 200mb of a 32 gb thumb drive.  My iPhone also is not recognized on iTunes, but Windows detects the iPhone as a portable device. I have tried using Windows 7 sub driver, but it is not compatible with win 10.  No win 10 driver update. Anybody have any suggestions. 

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Went to transfer a newly built Access database file to another computer by way of a thumb drive (G on this system, an ACER XP with 4GB Ram) and got the message: "G not accessible, access is denied". I had used the thumb drive to transfer a preliminary test database the day before to the other machine just fine. The thumb drive seems to work OK in the other machine transferring files back and forth, etc. Also, now this machine won't recognize the CD drive. I run Kaspersky Internet Security and it reports no security threats detected.
 

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Recently bought a refurbished Compaq Armada M700 laptop running Windows 98SE. It has a standard USB port and will accept my "thumb drive" (flash drive), but will not recognize the device. 98SE just keeps saying "New hardware found" and asks for an installation disc. I have no trouble using the thumb drive on other computers.

Any ideas as to the problem? Is 98SE too old to work with thumb drives? Is there some kind of a plug-in I can download from somewhere?

Thanks...

Mixebug
 

A:Compaq M700 won't recognize USB thumb drive

I had the same problem.This worked for me http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=390667 You`ll probably have to sign up to get it,but it`s free.
 

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When I finally finished creating a new Access Database from scratch on my 1 1/2 yr old Acer machine and went to save it to my thumb drive (G drive on the new machine) to transfer it to my wife's machine, I get the message "G is not accessable, access is denied". I had transferred a preliminary version just the day before to my wife's machine using the thumb drive which still works well in her machine.
 

A:Won't recognize my CD drive or Thumb drive

Upload the file to some hosting site (If you have internet access) and then download it to your wife's pc?
 

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The Opti USB ports will recognize Keyboard and Mouse and a wifi usb 2.0 plug in. not memory.
Makes me curious about order of installation for Intel Chipset Updates:
DRVR_Chipset_Intel_A400-CPNKY
DWA-171_fw_revA1_1-04b04_all_en_20141…
Infinst_autol
Intel_AMT-SOL—LMS_Ao2_R255438
Intel_AMT-HECI_A02_R255437
Both of my Updater programs list the above.
Is there a KB article on proper order of installation?
-wbajr tbc
The machine has recognized thumb drives installed to regular USB inputs. I'm doing something that wipes out the recognition and can't figure what it is. Have been to both Dell driver detect and Intel driver update.

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Under XP Media Center
I have two internal HDs two CD drives, one ext. HD and Windows has assigned drive letters to all and all have been stable over the years the very weird thing , and I can't figure out why, is that for my USB thumb drive - which I always plug into the same USB port it changes letters after an extended period - say about 8 months, it will go from "G" to "I" and then back. It is bothersome only because I use the "Send To" command for many files. is there a way to stabilize this or is it just another XP annoyance I must put up with.
thanks
 

A:windows XP keeps alternating drive letter for thumb drive

goto control panel
Admin tools
computer management
disk management
in the right hand side you should see all the drives
go to the the drive that you want to change the letter ID
right click - then choose "change drive letter" a box will appear with the current letter
choose a new letter and click ok then its all done same letter every time

I often set to X, Y, Z for external and any mapped drives

have a read here http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...s-xp-for-an-external-usb-stick-or-hard-drive/
 

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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I have tried installing Anti-virus software on a flash drive. However, the Avti-virus will only run from the flash drive on the machine that I installed it from. Indicating a registry association.I need anti-virus software that will run from a flash drive on any machine running windows. Preferably, not bloatware like McAfee. Anybody know of any?
Thanks for help. PS. McAfee won't
 

A:I need Anti-Virus that will run from a Flash drive aka: Thumb drive

Stinger.exe will run from a flash drive an will seek out and find most of the more recent worms and viruses. You can find it here:

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

I would think for any full fledged av program you could put the exe. file on the flash drive and then install it on most any computer. Such programs as Avast, Antivir, and AVG should work in that manner.
 

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On our system at work when I plug in a thumb drive because our network drive is f it assigns that letter to the thumb and I cant see it. I go through Manage then Disk Management ect and assign a Drive letter to the USB thumb. I dont want to do this if I dont have to. I also dont want to have the IT guys remap the entire network if possible. Is there a way around this.
I want to be able to just plug in a thumb drive and have xp see it without going through disk management to change a assigned letter.

Thanks
 

A:XP wont see thumb drive Network drive F

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Greetings to all

By mistake i disabled my flasd drive... here is what i did...

at the task bar (the one at the bottom ---start -----) i right clicked the safely remove hardware and selected properties and device usage i disbaled.. since than i cant use this flash drive in this computer.. i can use other flash drive/thumb drive usb drive but the one which i disabled i cant use it and it wont recognise too.

Please help me to fix this problem. when i insert other flash drive/thumb drive my computer detects it but the one which i disabled wont detect. What should i do?

Highly apreciate your help

AneeLiyo
Bangkok
 

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Good day all, Got an HP 4gb thumb drive. Everything appeared to be ok. Found new hardware bubble came up in task bar, then the found new hardware wizard came up. No new drive was indicated on "My Computer" (using XP). Exchanged thumb drive at store. Came home and tried again in all 4 USB ports as before, same results. Tried it in our laptop and drive was indicated in "Computer" (using 7). Tried a same model but older HP 4gb drive, with data already on it in the original computer and it worked as it should as did 2 PNY sticks. Any guesses? Thanks.

Golferguy
 

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Downloaded music from desktop onto a thumb drive- replays fine on desktop but not on netbook that runs Windows 7 starter, windows media player. thumb drive on netbook stutters- plays some song and not others
 

A:thumb drive use

I'd try copying the files it won't play over to the local drive. Then you can find out if it is a problem with your drive, files, or if you are just using to much RAM on other things- netbooks typically can't run tons of apps at once since they usually only come with 1-2GB
 

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Hi All my problem is this I have a Dell laptop and when at home and I put the usb thumb drive in to it I can read it ok, but when I take the laptop away with me to another location the laptop cannot read the it (the thumb drive)
The laptop is not connected to the internet at either location
I have tried it on different Laptops same result there dosen't seem any logical reason for this as other usb drives work ok
Many thanks for any help that can be given.

A:usb thumb drive

When you eject the USB flash drive do you click the Safely Remove Icon before pulling it out? If you don't, it will have a hard time connecting next time you put it in.
If the USB Flash Drive is not recognized when you put it in, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with a Yellow Flag or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it, then remove the Flash Drive and restart your computer. Put the Flash drive into a different USB port. If you don't want to restart, put the USB into a different USB port and in the Device Manager, Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. You should get New Hardware Found.

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Are there any tools to repair thumb drives? I have a dive that will not format after I pulled it out without ejecting it.

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Exactly what method or process are you using to try to format the thumb drive.
Could you install the thumb drive and use this tutorial to post a picture.
Also let us know what size and brand the thumb drive is.

By Golden:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I am thinking about getting a Thumb Drive to cut down on all the CDs and Floppies I keep having to drag out. I use a Dell Inspiron 2500 - Windows XP -Internet Explorer.

What type and size of Thumb drive would you suggest. Also does it come with software to install? I would be using it to back-up "My Documents"/Pictures, etc.

Thank you.

Florida Cheryl
 

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What are the tools/programs that you would carry on a portable usb drive?
 

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I am old school, so this new computer has thrown me a bit.   I am presuming that the USB ports on the top of the Envy tower are for thumb/flash drives.  I attempted to insert one and it will not go in.  I was able to insert it in a USB port in the back of the tower, but was unable to find any drive to open it.  What as I doing wrong?   Thanks much

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Hi, On the top it should have 4 USB ports Top I/O portsUSB 3.0: 2USB 2.0: 2Headphone: 1Microphone: 1Source:    http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792282 Can you use anyone of them ? If not, please contact/ask store to have a swap. Regards.

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Any of my USB devices, Thumb Drive, MP3 Player etc., will now not show up in My Computer. I sure my computer see them as it chimes when I plug them in.
Please Advise.
Roger

A:Thumb Drive

right click my computer, click on manage, click on disk management and see if it sees your thumb drives there.

Are you using a usb hub or plugged directly into the computer?

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HELP!!! I just bought a new PNY 8gb thumb drive for my Dell E6400 laptop running XP. It worked great for the first few tries. Today, every time I plug it in the USB port I keep getting "Cannot find HOnEq.Exe"
I don't know why it's not auto-playing, and allowing me to read the files I put on the thumb drive earlier. But, I can go to My Computer, and right click on the thumbdrive to view the contents. But why did it stop automatically recognize the thumbdrive and why is that warning constantly popping up. There is no virus..I scanned that. All devices appear to be working. Should I return the thumb drive and get a different brand/model? Or is there a simple fix? Also, I checked to update the driver but it said I already had the latest driver. Did something get corrupted? HELP!!!
 

A:PNY 8gb Thumb Drive

The most likely situation is that the thumb drive got a virus which was later removed by your antivirus or someone else's. In that case there will still be a file (probably a hidden and system file) called "Autorun.inf". If you delete that file the drive will be back to normal.

In case you don't know, to show hidden and system files go to tools>Folder options>view, check show hidden files and folders and uncheck hide protected Opperating system files.
 

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Anyone know where I can get a thumb drive that is made in the US ? And is there anything I should know before I buy? Win XP .
 

A:Thumb drive

You can buy thumb drive in any computer store I'm sorry I am not familiar where, Any thumb drive will do...in any OS..Just make sure also the size or capacity fit what you are planning to use..If you use it as a back-up drive. Then you have to buy bigger sizes.
 

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My thumb drive has been working awesome and when i went to plug it in 1 day it says you need to format do you want to format now and i pressed yes then ok and it says error disk is write protected, does anyone know how to change it to normal because i dont have a clue how its write protected
 

A:Usb Thumb Drive Help

is there some sort of switch or button or something on it that locks it? some have that feature to protect it.

what kind (brand, size, etc) do you have?
 

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Bought a twin pack of 1 GB thumb drives. One works fine, other one doesn't. I plug it in & it shows up as removable disk K. Tried to drag flies onto it & it says "please insert a disk into removable drive K." Hello? It's already plugged in! Might it just be a dud, since the other one that came in the pack is fine? I didn't pay that much so I don't mind just throwing it out, since trying to get it working is causing me major headaches. The brand is LGear bought from Futureshop. And I'm running Vista Home Premium. GRRR!! I should just smash it with a hammer & be done with it!
 

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I have a user with a 4gig USB thumb drive that when she plugs it into her front USB ports it shows up as a 3.5 floppy with only 1.44MB memory.

I have tried formatting the drive to no avail.

She says its recognized on a co-workers computer and all works fine.

what could be causing it to act flaky on her PC?

thanks
 

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Hi All my problem is this I have a Dell laptop and when at home and I put the usb thumb drive in to it I can read it ok, but when I take the laptop away with me to another location the laptop cannot read the it (the thumb drive)
The laptop is not connected to the internet at either location
I have tried it on different Laptops same result there dosen't seem any logical reason for this as other usb drives work ok
Many thanks for any help that can be given.

A:usb thumb drive

When you eject the USB flash drive do you click the Safely Remove Icon before pulling it out? If you don't, it will have a hard time connecting next time you put it in.
If the USB Flash Drive is not recognized when you put it in, go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with a Yellow Flag or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is there an Unknown Device? If so, right click it and Uninstall it, then remove the Flash Drive and restart your computer. Put the Flash drive into a different USB port. If you don't want to restart, put the USB into a different USB port and in the Device Manager, Right click Any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. You should get New Hardware Found.

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I have this 2.0 gb thumb drive that was given to me. How can I tell if it's bootable or not. It does not have a brand name on it.

A:bootable thumb drive

I don't know that a drive is "automatically" bootable or not, but you can make one bootable.

Making a bootable thumb drive ~ http://www.trekstorusa.com/downloads/bootdisk.pdf

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Just bought an 8GB USB flash drive primarily to load music for my car. Is it necessary to format it (FAT32 or other), or can I just drag and drop folders and songs?
Also, if I decide to add data files (Excel spreads, Word dox, etc.), do I need to partition it somehow so that my car stereo does not get confused? If so, how?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 (OC'd to 3.7Ghz)
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953762 MB, Free - 910998 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1678442 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., X58A-UD3R, x.x,
Antivirus: Trend Micro AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Necessary to format new USB thumb drive?

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I have a Dell D810 laptop and also two 512 mb jump drives. As quick as I plug the jump in the cpu recognizes a flash drive has been inserted and then it gives me a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA fault and won't do anything else except power off. I have tried these two jumps on various machines and they work fine, so I don't think it is in the jumps. I have Win XP SP2 on this machine. Any Idea??????/
 

A:Thumb drive issues

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How do you partition a thumb drive? Obviously, Windows cannot do it natively, but when I used GParted to partition it, it failed. I can created a 16GB partition on a 32GB drive, but I cannot for the life of me format the other half.

A:partitioning thumb drive

I have been testing partition software since RC and Partition Manager 10 is able to do it.
Paragon Partition Manager Personal - Overview

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I have a problem with my xp 64 bit; when i plug in a thumb drive the computer recognizes it installs it but then no actual drive registers in the my computer folder so i cannot do anything with the thumb drive. It was working and now it is not, it is not the type or model, i have tried many types and i have tried system restore so now what i would like to try every possible aspect before doing a fresh install of windows. Does anyone know how to get these drives to register. PLEASE HELP

A:Thumb Drive Not Working

See if you can assign it a drive letter.

Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Click Disk Management on the left, and it should show in the right pane. If so, right-click on it and assign a letter.

If it doesn't show, something is wrong with it.

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I purchased a Lexar 2g 360. It says that it is compatible with vista 64 but when i put it in my laptop it tells me that creedo does not support 64 and it wont let me use the thumb drive. I can find no way to reformat the thumb drive or change anything on it. I only wanted this thumb drive for ready boost but i cannot get it to do anything. Ive looked for drivers/software, checked and everything says nothing is needed and that it works with any vista.

How can I make it where i can use this as a regular drive and remove creedo from the drive?
 

A:Problems with thumb drive

You're best starting point might be at the Lexar support site. I see they have online chat and fourms. See if you can get an answer from their tech people. Probably good to post your question in their forum as well as may find others easier that way who share same problem
 

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I've had a logitech thumb drive for about 6 months now. Everything worked great until today, when it just won't show up on my desktop. I've now tried two desktop systems and 2 laptops, and it won't show up on any of them. All of them recognize the external drive and say it is ready to use, but then I can't find it anywhere to get my files from or add files to. Normally, a box comes up right away asking what I'd like to do, but now...nothing. The files on the thumb drive are a big deal and I can't get to them!!! HELP!?!
 

A:USB Thumb Drive not showing up...!!!

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Hello

I have to take my USB drive to different locations and I have seen that sometimes certain viruses migrate from the Host PC to my USB which are picked up by my own PC's virus scanner.
So, I was wondering is it possible to install an AV for my USB drive so that it will stop viruses from other PCs to my USB drive?

Please help.

Thank you
 

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I was sent a thumb drive (usb32) from HP Support to install Win 7 on a new hard drive . When I boot using it all I get is a blank screen.  I have tried several times and I get the same results. Not getting a menu to run program from this thumb drive. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Install from thumb drive

@Tuckey, welcome to the forum. You should go into the BIOS to change the setting to boot from a USB drive.  This may solve your problem. For future reference, when requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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I have a thumb drive that has been in my desk drawer for months. It is labeled W7 ISO.

What do I really have and what can I accomplish with it. Is it something that I should keep?

It's 2.4 GB of something. I know I created it back when I had a different computer with W7 but I don't remember why or what I intended to use it for.

I guess an even more pressing question would be: "Should I do the same thing now that I am on a different computer"?
 

A:Thumb Drive Labeled: W7 ISO

It looks like the you copied the installation ISO for Win 7 onto a flash drive, so any subsequent installs would process a lot faster than running from DVD. If you are on a different computer, which OS are you running on there?
 

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I had diskpart running "clean all" for a thumb drive. I accidentally restarted Windows and now my computer can't see the thumb drive. It's plugged in (disk 4 in the picture below) but says no media.

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I have an Attache' 2 GB thumb drive that works fine in 3 other computers. When I plug it into mine, I can't see the files that are on it. I can see the drive in My Computer. I also cannot put anything on the drive. When I try to I get an error:

ERROR COPYING FILE OR FOLDER
Cannot copy (filename): Cannot find the specified file.
Make sure you specify the correct path and file name.

I know the filename is correct as I am dragging and dropping it into the thumb drive. I had this problem once before but don't remember how I fixed it. I'm sure it was some setting on this computer that was wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yea, Windows XP Pro OS.

A:Thumb Drive Won't Work

You could try saving all the files onto one of the computers where the drive does work properly. Then reformat the USB drive to FAT32. Copy the files back again and test it on the problem PC.

If this doesn't work try uninstalling all the USB drivers. XP will reinstall them on the next restart.

Control Panel > double-click System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button
Click the plus sign to the left of the entry Universal Serial Bus controllers. For each of the entries listed there right-click on the entry and select Uninstall. When all have been removed restart your PC and retest the flash drive.

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i was putting games onto my thumb drive when my friend pulled it out it screwed up the files and now instead of having 16GB of room o my thumb drive it now has 100MB even though there is nothing on it. anyone got anyway of fixing this problem?
 

A:thumb drive screw up

Try reformatting the thumb drive.
 

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Does anyone know of a great site that lets you buy a customized thumb drive with your own picture on it and your own color and everything like that, but that doesn't force you to buy more than one if you add a picture.
 

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I have both a desktop and a laptop running Win7. I use a password manager on my desktop and decided to copy the password manager to a thumb drive to use on the laptop. I copied the folder to the thumb drive and checked it's operation on the desktop and it worked fine. I plugged the thumb drive into my laptop's USB port and the laptop does not recognize it and I get no sound upon inserting. I checked the speaker to be sure it is turned on. I also checked the device manager and it did not show the presence of the thumb drive. What am I overlooking, any suggestions?

A:Thumb drive not recognized

Does the Notebook/Laptop have more than 1 USB port and did you try them all? Did you try other devices in the ports? Did you put the USB Thumb/Flash drive back in the Desktop and it worked? Do you have occasion to try the drive in a different computer? Could be something happened to the drive.

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Hi
I install windows XP on usb pen drive but as the windows xp files copied and system restart to install windows BSOD error comes ( 0x0000007B )
Plz tell me windows xp can install on usb or not

A:install xp from usb thumb drive

if you are installing to a sata drive set it to be seen as ide in the bios

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I have a 8GB thumb drive, age unknown.
[1] In WinExp, Name:= Removable Disk
[2] In drive Properties, Name:= <empty, no name, an empty string>

When I try to rename the drive "PKT2012" in either [1] or [2] the new name refuses to "stick"

The "Properties" dialog "Name" field is always empty.

Is the drive past its useful life or am I missing something when trying to rename it ?

In drive > Properties > Hardware ... the list of drives is by manufacturer branding/model .... all rather useless when trying to identify the target drive. I have 5 drives.

In drive > Properties > Details (tab) > Property List ... there is a plethora of property-names in random order ... not much help there either that I can see.
"Device Description" := Disk drive
"Display Name" = Disk Drives

AS I experiment with property names the drop down list reorganizes itself with the last selected property at the bottom of the list ... not a lot of help, when the property names are a moving target.

I am trying to clean out a collection of USB thumb drives (ancient and recent) without discarding maybe valuable data (from a time when I thought thumb drives were the way to go).
Now I use one external USB spinner backed up regularly onto another spinner.
All thumb-drives <8gb (nominal) are being tossed out.

I am sure the thumb drives are breeding!

I would appreciate any help ... thenk you

A:Cannot rename USB thumb-drive

See the TIP at the top also (not the tip top )

Drive - Rename

A Guy

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hi community

this a general question, hope some one can clarify for me....thanks all in advance

my os is window xp pro........

can a thumb drive be paritition into 2 drives and if possible, how can i do the partitioning ? my thumb drive is "Trek" brand and is 1GB space.

thanks again to everybody

A:Thumb Drive Partition

You can get a user manual here:http://www.thumbdrive.com/downloads.php#ManualsSome of these drives come with logon software and some do not.You need to determine what is on your drive before formating it.

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Hi,

Is it possible to install XP on a USB thumb drive so I can carry my XP with me where ever I go?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installing XP on a USB Thumb drive

I'm afraid windows is not installable to such a drive. Even if it was it would be a blatant violation of the EULA, as it states the software can be installed only on one machine. What you might need is a live CD such as can be found with some of the linux live systems. But then you would have to learn how to drive or ride a bike all over again . Meaning you would find Linux to be a little different from what you're accustomed to. But if you're looking to have a portable system that leaves no traces of your browsing or personal information when you leave, Linux might be the answer.
edit: forgot to mention some of those Linux distributions have been successfully put onto a thumb drive, as you asked.

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I used my thumb drive to copy a file from my XP computer and carry it to my wife's Windows 7 laptop.

The files were self executing set-up files for her printer (exe). When I plugged the thumb drive into her computer it wouldn't read it (Drive requires formating-dialogue box) When I plugged it back into the XP system, I got the same dialog box (Drive is not Formated),

What happened? Is there any way to salvage the one, almost 2, gigabytes of files on my thumb drive?
 

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I have a sandisk cruzer glide 16gb thumb drive that seems to be no good.
it was plugged in and I was triing to d/l too many files at the same time, it seemed to freeze and I couldn't
cancel the transfer, finally the transfer window closed so I decided to close down my computer whilst leaving the drive plugged in, and turn it back on later (hopeing that the drive would be recognised, it wasn't).
I've tried numerous times since to plug the drive in and let windows recognise it to no avail.
Does this mean that the drive is dead or is there a way for me to fix it?
cheers
phil
 

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