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Old 12-18-2009, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm using an old hp d330 and I wanna put software on there with a flash drive and it always says drive not found cancel try again etc and it doesn't go away so I do a system restore so the message stops popping up.
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Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

what do you do to get the drive not found message? does the drive show inb my computer?
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Does that HP use USB 2.0? the stick might not work as it might be USB 2.0, and you only have USB 1.0
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It might be usb 1.0, it shows up in my comp, but it won't open and when I take out th flash drive it says disk not found.
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You have any other computers around to test it?
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yes he one in my sig, i works perfectly fine, the mouse works in he usb ports
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It might be usb 1.0, it shows up in my comp, but it won't open and when I take out th flash drive it says disk not found.
what happens when right click format?

have you tried changing the drive letter?

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
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what happens when right click format?

have you tried changing the drive letter?

How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP
I was just going to say that, dang, I'm slow...
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Default Re: Everytime I put in a flash drive and take it out it says drive not found

Are you making sure to remove the device from Windows properly? You cant just pull it out. you should use the Removable Device tool. It will show up by the clock and just click on it and remove the device. Then it will tell you that the device is ready to be removed. Just pulling the device without doing that could cause data corruption. As Windows could be writing to the device at the time when you pull it. Which could be why when you put it in another PC it is showing up as corrupted and asking to format the drive.
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I heard that you can just pull it out as long as no data is being transferred, as it isn't blinking its light. I did this with several usb drives, and I never had a problem.
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