New Pen Drive - The System cannot find the fi

January 23, 2011 at 14:38:10
Specs: Windows XP

Just got the PNY Microswivel and I cannot format or copy anything to this drive. I simply get the message "The system cannot find the file specified."

However, this pen drive works perfectly with my Mom's laptop and the macbook, no viruses and all files copied okay. But on my desktop, it shows NO files and wont let me save anything.

My PC has Windows XP 2000 SP2 and I have lots of other USB 2.0 devices plugged in. Help appreciated.


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January 23, 2011 at 14:43:30

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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

(A pen [flash] drive requires very little current but this may be of 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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