64 mb stick works but 2G & 8G don't.

September 9, 2011 at 12:48:40
Specs: Windows XP
They all work in my newer laptop but only one works in my older tower. Why does one work but not others? It's a jump stick for crying out loud. Can't read it? I've tryed all ports.

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#1
September 9, 2011 at 13:05:28
Opps. Disregard.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
September 9, 2011 at 13:17:15
Could be, but it's only about 6 years old. Compaq Presario purchased new in 2005. I'd expect it could read the stick. If it was from the 90's, then maybe not.

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#3
September 9, 2011 at 17:15:14
USB 2.0 ports? Windows XP?

What happens when you plug the sticks in?


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#4
September 9, 2011 at 20:16:15
OHHH, sorry. Never mind.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
September 10, 2011 at 02:57:55
Yes 2.0 Ports. Windows XP. Popup reads "USB Device not recognized"

Even my 1G stick is not recognized. My wife reminds me that her Sony MP3 player isn't recognized either. But I can plug other things (camera, 64mb stick, HP printer etc) and they work fine.
I just purchased a Toshiba portable hard drive - won't read that either. Same pop-up message.


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#6
September 10, 2011 at 03:02:50
I don't know how to match Bios settings to stick needs?

- How do I know what the stick(s) need?
- How do I match the Bios to same?

Unfortunately I lack the necessary knowledge in this area. Thank you for staying with me and trying to solve this.


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#7
September 10, 2011 at 06:21:35
Does your XP have the final service pack (SP3) installed?

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#8
September 10, 2011 at 12:41:52
Yep... it's in there.

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#9
September 10, 2011 at 14:49:43
Now that I can read.

Maybe the connectors are just a bit off.

Maybe current is somehow too high.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#10
September 10, 2011 at 22:33:30
Yeah, you're plugging the sticks directly into the ports and not using a cable, right?

It acts like it's a driver issue but I wouldn't think that's a problem with your setup. But you might check their manufacturer's support site and see what's there.

Might also uninstall and reinstall the ports from device manager.

You say it recognizes your camera OK. Did you install any separate software for that? If so, I'm wondering if maybe that software fiddled with the port settings in any way. Or do you recall if you had the problem before installing any camera software?


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#11
September 11, 2011 at 00:00:31
My new portable hard drive comes with a cable. It doesn't recognize that either.

I'm with you on the uninstall / reinstall ports using device manager. I tried that yesterday. Made no difference.

Frustrating as all get out!


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#12
September 11, 2011 at 00:20:36
Probably a good idea to see if MS has any USB updates but SP3 ought to be enough. Check for manufacturer-supplied drivers too.

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