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Old 10-22-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my usb storage will not work properly. Here are the symptoms
1. USB storage will not show in My Computer.
I HAVE TRIED GOING TO DISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSIGNING A DRIVE LETTER. (putting this in bold cuz thats what everyone else told me to do to fix the problem).
2. USB will not show in My Computer when i go to Start-> My Computer, but will show when i go to it through a program ie Microsoft Word (after i do the above step and assign a drive letter, that is).
3. When i take the usb out and then plug it back in, it shows up in disk management but has no drive letter again (but the drive letter i assigned earlier is not available. ie if i assigned a drive letter E and then take the usb out and plug it back in, E is not available ne more)
4. I can store data and view the files through programs like microsoft word. (that is after i do step 1)
4. Everything else works fine. I can connect my printer, and mp3 and transfer songs there and stuff.

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Old 10-23-2006, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried to open My Computer (or the run box) and type the drive letter into the address bar?

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Old 10-23-2006, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bad USB stick might be to blame, have you also tried this USB stick on another computer? Does it give similar results?
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well some USB storage device have Drive that you may be in need to install

or els that means that you have bad USB storage device
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