my computer wont read mem styick

January 18, 2011 at 12:03:26
Specs: Windows XP
My computer at church won't recognize any mem stick I use. The USB ports all work, as they recognize my printer. I know there is information on the stick because it works on my computer at home. Why?. I am running WIN XP on both

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January 18, 2011 at 14:23:21
Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
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Check that out first.

Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

(A flash drive or memory card reader does not require 500ma, but doing this may help.)

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.

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