I have not encountered any USB problems in Vista yet. I
have used a USB external drive with no problem and I have
used USB sticks with no problem. The external USB hard
drive is NTFS formatted. Some of my USB sticks are NTFS
formatted and some are FAT32. So, I don't think the problem
is Vista, or Windows, based. I have both x86 and x64
version of Windows XP and Vista, and have not seen any
problems with USB in any of the systems.
I think your problem may either be system hardware related
or something wrong with your operating system installation.
Andy Webb wrote:
> That's interesting, I re-formatted mine to FAT32 and it works fine but as
> I've said, inserting the stick in the USB port windows reports RAW or no
> For me it seems to be a Windows reporting issue rather than a Format problem.
> "dessy" wrote:
>> one has to be careful here as some older usb mem sticks were formated in
>> plain FAT and the newer ones in FAT32 my best advice is to find the
>> manufacturuer of your mem stick and see if there help section can throw light
>> on your problem,, i personly found my maufacturuer and emailed them that way
>> i found out one of my mem sticks was fat and i had formated it to fat32 and
>> got all sorts of problems but luckily formatting it back to fat save my bacon
>> "chriske911" wrote:
>>> Andy Webb laid this down on his screen :
>>>> I've noticed that when I insert a memory stick, the drive info says its
>>>> either RAW format or there's no format diplayed. The drive is usable and
>>>> reads and writes ok.
>>>> If I run ChkDsk on it the drive info then says it's FAT32, which would be
>>>> Is this a common fault with USB memeory sticks or a Vista issue? I'm using
>>>> Windows Vista RC1.
>>> I alwasy get a message saying that I should diskcheck the removable
>>> media or just use it as it is
>>> this perticular USB drive has never caused me troubles using it in any
>>> other pc and I never get that message anywhere else
>>> so I guess it is a feature ^^