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Windows 7: USB drive connecting and disconnecting constantly

16 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
USB drive connecting and disconnecting constantly

I recently purchased a OCZ Diesel 8GB USB drive and i plugged it into my computer and at first everything was fine then I tried to transfer some files onto it and kept hearing the "dadum...Dadum" as the drive kept connecting and disconnecting and now when I plug it in it wont stop doing that. Any suggestions on how I can stop this from happening or do I need to return the drive?
I tried different usb ports on the front and back of my case and I put in my old USB and it worked fine. I also tried it on another computer and when installing the drivers it got hung up on "searching pre configured driver folders" and the same thing happened.


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16 Nov 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Maybe a hardware issue... you USB may be damaged (if you are on warranty, use it and change the USB)
Have you tried on other OSes and PC's? (beide the one you mention) just to discard USB connectors failure.

See ya!!!
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17 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tired them on school computers and nothing. I am sending the product back thanks.
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17 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

If you need something else, feel free to post man

See ya!!!
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18 Nov 2010   #5

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

It's probably NOT your hardware...

I've been plugging in USB sticks to my machine for a LONG time, and only recently, I've run into the problem that it keeps trying to mount the device over ... and over ... and over.

It even claims that the drive needs to be scanned and every time I do that, it comes back with no errors.

Yeah ... it's REALLY aggravating because if there is a file transfer going on while it is trying another one of its remounts, the transfer fails!

Plus, it only happens with USB sticks. USB hard drives do not present this problem.

So far, I've found no solution to this aggravation.
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18 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Good point mark, but he tested in many PC's, not that many will get this exact same problem... better for him to use his warranty... hopefully this will solve all his issues.

Sometimes, some kind of devices has certain issues with certain systems, for xample, I got a 8 GB Kingston Datatraveler 100 USB stik, that refuses to write in any of my laptops USB ports, but in my desktop works flawlessly... maybe a file system problem, or maybe needs a complete wipe, but by now my other 8 GB A-DATA USB stick works perfectly in both PC's... curious eh?

See ya!!!
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19 Sep 2011   #7

windows 7
 
 

I have had all kinds pf problems on my MSI K9A2GM Quad phenom motherboard. Searching the net I concluded the USB 2 implementation in AMD chiset was the problem. I just stuck a via chip set USB2 pci card laying around. I use it for all my removable drives. Problem solved.

One thing though, never again am I buying a motherboard with AMD chip set. No such problems on nVidia motherboards.
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19 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
It's probably NOT your hardware...

I've been plugging in USB sticks to my machine for a LONG time, and only recently, I've run into the problem that it keeps trying to mount the device over ... and over ... and over.

It even claims that the drive needs to be scanned and every time I do that, it comes back with no errors.

Yeah ... it's REALLY aggravating because if there is a file transfer going on while it is trying another one of its remounts, the transfer fails!

Plus, it only happens with USB sticks. USB hard drives do not present this problem.

So far, I've found no solution to this aggravation.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Good point mark, but he tested in many PC's, not that many will get this exact same problem... better for him to use his warranty... hopefully this will solve all his issues.

Sometimes, some kind of devices has certain issues with certain systems, for xample, I got a 8 GB Kingston Datatraveler 100 USB stik, that refuses to write in any of my laptops USB ports, but in my desktop works flawlessly... maybe a file system problem, or maybe needs a complete wipe, but by now my other 8 GB A-DATA USB stick works perfectly in both PC's... curious eh?

See ya!!!

Just tossing this out there,
what is to say that his USB ports on his machine didn't damage the USB Thumbdrive?
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19 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shwan View Post
I tired them on school computers and nothing. I am sending the product back thanks.
Good Luck with that. OCZ warranty support is terrible. They no longer manufacture flash drives, only SSD's.
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20 Sep 2011   #10

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Good point mark, but he tested in many PC's, not that many will get this exact same problem... better for him to use his warranty... hopefully this will solve all his issues.

Sometimes, some kind of devices has certain issues with certain systems, for xample, I got a 8 GB Kingston Datatraveler 100 USB stik, that refuses to write in any of my laptops USB ports, but in my desktop works flawlessly... maybe a file system problem, or maybe needs a complete wipe, but by now my other 8 GB A-DATA USB stick works perfectly in both PC's... curious eh?

See ya!!!
I have had the same problem with the same model of Kingston USB stick on AMD chipset. It was so bad it would hang the system. I even had it replaced by Kingston. Did not help. Otherwise it works flawlessly on EVERY other hardware combination I have used it on.

Go figure.
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