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Old 03-01-2013, 03:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: My puter does not like flash drives

have you tried to format one of the USB memory sticks on that computer, and see if it still causes a problem.
Make sure you have saved all the files on another computer first.

Go to the following page and install the chipset driver
Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / NV Series / NV55C
Also go to the BIOS section of that page and make sure you have the latest version, as one was released only 4 months ago
Gateway Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - Locating the current BIOS version

If the issue still occurs once the chipset drivers have been installed try going to the intel site to get the latest version as the one on the gateway site is from 2010
Intel® Driver Update Utility

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: My puter does not like flash drives

The problem seems to be (tentatively) fixed for the time being. My flash drive has been plugged in for about an hour now and the computer seems to be reading it alright. I think a couple of restarts of the computer was all it needed to rebuild the file. I had to scan and fix the flash drive again when I plugged it in, and much to my surprise, that went off without a hitch. The INFCACHE.1 file was rebuilt after a restart and things seem to be working fine. Although the icon for the drive is messed up now, that is not interfering with it.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The icon for the drive may also be a OS configuration problem. There were several times where I had to restart my computer because none of my desktop shortcuts had their images on the screen, just big white boxes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just need to rebuild the icon cache:
Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Support Forums

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