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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't read USB Drive


19 Nov 2010   #1

 
Windows 7 doesn't read USB Drive

Hallo,

My Windows XP reads a 1GB Kingston Flash Drive but my Windows 7 doesn't.

I have scanned it and formatted the Flash Dive but nothing works.

Any help is appreciated!


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19 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

What did you format it to?
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19 Nov 2010   #3

 
 

And do other devices work in the same USB port?

James
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19 Nov 2010   #4

 

@ Petey7: I just right clicked and chose format; I'm not sure what you mean by "what did you format it to?"

@ James Colbert: All other devices work in USB, including another Kingston 2GB Flash Drive that works just fine.
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19 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 10.10 64bit
 
 

If you formatted it as NTFS, try formatting for FAT32 instead.
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19 Nov 2010   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

If you know it is properly formatted (FAT32), then right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then, go to Disk Management and see if the drive shows up in the list of drives available at the middle-to-bottom part of the page. If so, you might just try right clicking on the drive and manually assigning it a drive letter.

Change, add, or remove a drive letter
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19 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

By "what did you format it to?" I meant what file system. FAT32 and NTFS have been mentioned so far. Other files systems include FAT, exFAT, HFS and UDF. Your best bet is FAT32 or NTFS for it to be readible by all computers.

(for some light reading) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system
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