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Pc doesn't recognize flash drive

patch41

Vista Pro
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328
#1
Hi Folks, I plug in my flash drive and it doesn't register, i look in device manager and i see the yellow triangle next to the flash-drive device, i right click to update the device,it tells me the device driver is up to date, i click on to property's and it say's this device cannot start, code10, any advise would be appreciated,thanks.
 

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ilikefree

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New Zealand
#2

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
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    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
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    LENOVO 64734VM
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    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
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    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
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    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
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    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
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    Only ever used a laptop.
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patch41

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328
#3
Thanks for your response ilikefree,tried your suggestion but it did'nt work found the solution in one of the other forums,apparently if you use up all the assigned letters the pc doesn't know what to assign it to,i am enclosing attachment which explains it better than i can, thanks again.patch41
 

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v877051

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Location
Fort Wayne, IN
#4
Very cool, thanks for putting in some follow-up, especially with this great solution!
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
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    Intel Core i7 820QM 1.73GHz "Clarksfield" (8 Threads)
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0874P6 (U2E1)
    Memory
    4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 661MHz (9-9-9-24)
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    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
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    (SoundMAX) IDT High Definition Audio
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    15"+ Standard Dell Studio 1558 LCD monitor.
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    1024 x 768
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    (x2) 1TB WD "Elements" External HDD + (x1) 1.5TB WD "Elements) External HDD; 500GB Solid State Storage on laptop.
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ilikefree

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#5
Thanks didn't know that. You must have a lot of stuff attached to your computer
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

patch41

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328
#6
No, but at one time i did download virtual drive's, where i mounted, lets say tuturial dvd's where i didn't have to keep inserting the dvd's to play them, since then i have removed the virtual drive's but apparently in the pc's memory the letters are still active till you reassign the letters, patch41
 

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Shadowjk

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#7
In device manager uninstall the driver(s) to do with that flash drive also can i ask do oyu ever get BSOD?
 

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    Custom Built
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    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
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    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
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    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
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    AMD HD Radeon 6870
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    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    SMB1930NW (1440x900@60Hz)
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    1280x800
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    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
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    Novatech Night
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    Dell HID-compliant mouse
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    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

patch41

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#8
I tried uninstalling drivers for the flash-drive but did not work, The problem was all the letters where used up and the computer didn't know where to assign it, as for bsod,blue screen of death, have not had that problem yet and hope i never have to deal with it
 

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Shadowjk

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#9
What are the drives taking up those letters are you able to remove them?
 

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    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD Radeon 6870
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW (1440x900@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA) + 250GB WD iSCSI attached Drive
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Mouse
    Dell HID-compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard

v877051

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#10
At Start,right-click on Computer; choose Disk Management. Within thr MSC snap-in, you can re-assign drive paths & letters; from experience, don't fuss with C:\ or D:\

You can re-arrange virtual drives, too; PowerISO is a GREAT way to quickly re-enable since lost ones!
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 820QM 1.73GHz "Clarksfield" (8 Threads)
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0874P6 (U2E1)
    Memory
    4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 661MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
    Sound Card
    (SoundMAX) IDT High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"+ Standard Dell Studio 1558 LCD monitor.
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    (x2) 1TB WD "Elements" External HDD + (x1) 1.5TB WD "Elements) External HDD; 500GB Solid State Storage on laptop.
    PSU
    N/A Notebook
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    External (NON-USB!) NZXT CRYO-S (X) Silver. ICE COLD.
    Mouse
    Good 'ol reliable USB 2.0 Microsoft 3-button mouse.
    Keyboard
    Standard, non-10-key, no fancy backlighting.
    Internet Speed
    16 Mbps w/ Aaris DOCSIS 3.0-compliant modem
    Other Info
    Gigabit LAN. Tight network security. (Hopes of getting a Linksys 4-Port Gigabit Security Router with VPN!) Disabled WiFi/Wireless hardware; don't believe in the concept. If I did, would use draft-N adapter.
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#11
i seen a few play up when first used, uac and security apps prevent the usb stick installing the vendors drivers and backup app etc. when they are removed on a xp box and the stick formated to fat32 or ntfs they run fine.
 

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    home brews
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    pc1 msi k7delta, pc2 asus kn79txd evo
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    pc1 2gb crucial, pc2 4gb gskill ripjaws
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    pc1 bfg 7800gs, pc2 shapphire 5770 vapor-x
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    onboard
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    corsair hx
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    jeantech phong
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    pc1, handmade waterblocks,passive cooling, pc2 corsair h50
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    logictech mx510s wired

v877051

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#12
i seen a few play up when first used, uac and security apps prevent the usb stick installing the vendors drivers and backup app etc. when they are removed on a xp box and the stick formated to fat32 or ntfs they run fine.
UAC shouldn't be negotiable and seen as a dredge or anti-compatibility issue. It's a bar-none proven frontline defense which if disabled renders your Vista OS no better off than a vulnerable antiquated XP Pro disaster which isnt even capable of using 3+GB of RAM, unless you really go 64 bit and good luck watching WindowsUpdate have the propensity intermittently knock core system drivers. UAC doesn't conflict with any sort of like-intended security measure whether it be an A/V module or a scan-as-needed freeware A/M utility. Furthermore, anyone who gets up early enough in the morning knows that it's no BIOS-flashing type risk to simply censor mindless wizards which we are made to think are proprietary; is navigating to an appropriate INF or SYS or whatever file via Device Manger manually which is in itself failsafe assuming you selected the correct driver for the given piece of hardware in the first place. Just curious but what does your title or whatever mean in terms of your credentials or authority?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 820QM 1.73GHz "Clarksfield" (8 Threads)
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0874P6 (U2E1)
    Memory
    4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 661MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
    Sound Card
    (SoundMAX) IDT High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"+ Standard Dell Studio 1558 LCD monitor.
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    (x2) 1TB WD "Elements" External HDD + (x1) 1.5TB WD "Elements) External HDD; 500GB Solid State Storage on laptop.
    PSU
    N/A Notebook
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    External (NON-USB!) NZXT CRYO-S (X) Silver. ICE COLD.
    Mouse
    Good 'ol reliable USB 2.0 Microsoft 3-button mouse.
    Keyboard
    Standard, non-10-key, no fancy backlighting.
    Internet Speed
    16 Mbps w/ Aaris DOCSIS 3.0-compliant modem
    Other Info
    Gigabit LAN. Tight network security. (Hopes of getting a Linksys 4-Port Gigabit Security Router with VPN!) Disabled WiFi/Wireless hardware; don't believe in the concept. If I did, would use draft-N adapter.

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