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Windows 7: Window does not recognize a usb stick.

24 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Window does not recognize a usb stick.

I have a pc at work that does not recognize my usb stick. It gives me a exlamation mark. Installing the driver is not possible and windows gives me this message

"This operation requires an interactive windows station".

While searching this forum i came across this possible solution Verbatim 1TB External drive not recognised on boot
The result was that after the reboot windows did install the driver but still gives me the exlamation mark and when trying to install it manual it still gives says the same error.
And windows (schijfbeheer)forgot the name in english) does not even see the usb stick.

Would a reinstall of windows do the trick cause this is not the only problem.

- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Anyway i hope you guys have a solution. Thanks in advance!!

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24 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Does your work PC recognize any USB stick?
Reason I ask is that many corporates disable USB stick insert/access as a security measure.
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24 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well i tried it with another usb stick but it has the same problem. Cant acces it neither does it recognize it. Both USB sticks do work on other pc's.
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24 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Speak with your IT support people at work and ask whether there is any such restriction place. Also ask your work colleagues and see if they have similar problems.

All I can suggest I'm afraid, Hopefully you will get suggestions from others on this forum.
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24 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah that wont dot i am probably the smartest around here with fixing problems but this problem is just annoying. Thanks anyway /cheer
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24 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Ok, just did some more reading on this error and people have had success by turning off their anti-virus and or Firewall software to allow the drivers for the device to install correctly.

If you can safely disable those, it would be worth trying.

Make sure you turn everything back on afterwards.
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24 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah somehow that did not work for me. I even tried it in Safe Mode but no luck. I am thinking of just do a clean install of windows 7. That should fix all errors i have including this one.
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24 Sep 2012   #8

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Try uninstalling the device driver that has the exclamation mark on it in Device Manager - then reboot. Windows should recognize the device and reinstall the driver.
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24 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you have a IT Department at work. Yes or No?
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24 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No.
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