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garry walker 12-28-2004 10:16 AM

USB Flash Disk not working
 
I've installed a cable modem via a USB 2.0 port and the broadband
installation routine required it be plugged in only when asked. When I did
so WinME responded by informing me I had wrongly unpluged a device and it
promply shut down my Flash Disk (the light went out) and removed the Unplug
Icon from my System Tray.

My system came with only 2 USB 1.0 ports and I added a PCI card with 4 USB 2
ports. My Scanner (on a USB 2 port) works OK. My printer (on a USB 1 port)
also works OK.

I originally had my Flash Disk working off the USB 1 port, but this was
closed down in similar circumstances by WinME when I installed Nero
software.

I've been using my Flash Disk off a USB 2 port since this and now this too
is closed down, but only for the Flash Disk.

I've tried all six ports and WinME doesn't want to know or can't see my
Flash Disk. It does not appear in My Computer.

This seems to me a Plug and Play issue, but I've no idea where to go on this
one. I would like to uninstall the Flash Disk and try for a re-installation,
but I've no idea how to do this.

All assistance appreciated.



Noel Paton 12-28-2004 12:29 PM

Re: USB Flash Disk not working
 
Physically unplug all external USB devices
Boot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL USB devices
Remove ALL USB hubs
Remove ALL USB Controllers
Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch if present
Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the USB drivers
then plug in the devices one at a time - rebooting between each device, once
the drivers are installed.
See if that cures it.
--
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"garry walker" <garry.walker83@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:eoaAd.12$4F2.1@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> I've installed a cable modem via a USB 2.0 port and the broadband
> installation routine required it be plugged in only when asked. When I did
> so WinME responded by informing me I had wrongly unpluged a device and it
> promply shut down my Flash Disk (the light went out) and removed the
> Unplug
> Icon from my System Tray.
>
> My system came with only 2 USB 1.0 ports and I added a PCI card with 4 USB
> 2
> ports. My Scanner (on a USB 2 port) works OK. My printer (on a USB 1 port)
> also works OK.
>
> I originally had my Flash Disk working off the USB 1 port, but this was
> closed down in similar circumstances by WinME when I installed Nero
> software.
>
> I've been using my Flash Disk off a USB 2 port since this and now this too
> is closed down, but only for the Flash Disk.
>
> I've tried all six ports and WinME doesn't want to know or can't see my
> Flash Disk. It does not appear in My Computer.
>
> This seems to me a Plug and Play issue, but I've no idea where to go on
> this
> one. I would like to uninstall the Flash Disk and try for a
> re-installation,
> but I've no idea how to do this.
>
> All assistance appreciated.
>
>





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