Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: laptop fails to read any usb flash drives

18 Mar 2013   #1
brpsw

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
laptop fails to read any usb flash drives

Hi all, I'm new here. First of all excuse my english and spelling.
I have a dell xps i7 that runs windows 7 home. Lately the laptop can not read any usb sticks (flash drives), though it does recognize it.
When ever I insert one in, the laptop will make the sound of inserting a usb device, but at first it won't show up in "my computer". After a couple of minutes It will suddenley appear as "removable disk" and not under it's name.
When I open it with windows explorer It is empty (even if it is full of files) and if I try to copy a file into it I'll get an error message "could not find this item. This is no longer located in computer. Verify the items location and try again".
When I check the usb stick properties it shows 0 bytes used and 0 bytes used space.
In disk management it apears as"no media" with and any attempt to format did not work.
The problem seems to be with the laptop and not the usb stick. I've tried several usb sticks from different manafactures and all have the same simptoms and they all work fine on different computers.
I've tried to uninstall the usb drivers and reinstall but that did not work.
Anybody with ideas out there? I sure would appreciate any kind of help because I am desperate


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Mar 2013   #2
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi brpsw,

It could be an infection. Please try running an 'anti-virus' scan to see if anything is found.

Good that you've tried re-installing the 'USB Root Hubs'; re-installation of 'Chipset drivers' may also help. To re-install, open 'Device Manager' > Locate 'Chipset Drivers' underneath 'USB Controllers' > Right click and uninstall (Follow the on-screen instructions) > Restart the unit > Install a fresh set of 'Chipset Drivers' and check results.
Note: To download and install the required drivers, you may find the following 'web article' useful: How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website

If the issue persists, you may try to 'disable' the 'anti-virus' to see if that makes any difference.

If you still experience issues, try running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to verify the integrity of 'Windows System files'.

Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 laptop fails to read any usb flash drives




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?
I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get: Location Not Available H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied If I go into the properties to the “security” tab, it says “you do not have permission to view or edit this...
Hardware & Devices
Flash drives and external hard drives
I have windows 7 pro and recently I have not been able to open up a new folder on any external hard drive or flash drive that I use with my computer. When I use these same flash and external hard drives in another computer it works fine, my initial thought is, there is something disabled in my...
Hardware & Devices
DVD fails to read Blank DVDs and CDR
As the title said that is my problem. Before you answer, do not tell me the write head on the Optiarc 5600s is bad. It is not, It works fine in Linux. I need to find out why the DVD will not read blank discs. I unistalled Nero 10 and it rand fine then stopped working again. I installed Roxio 2011....
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 cannot read usb flash drives
I have a problem with my PC. It is simply can't read lot of USB drive. I need to restart in order to be able to read it. Sometimes it is working or else it is still fail to read. I don't know what is the problem but I get this Inaccessible Function error. And when I checked at Disk Management,...
Hardware & Devices
Dvd Drive Fails To Read or Write Under Windows 7
Ok I have 2 drives (connected one at a time to try and sort this issue) SONY AD-7260S and a LITE-ON Now from upgarding to XP to 7 I had no issues until now... When inserting Disc (Blank or Data Files) the DVD Drive will hang and not ask what to do with the Disk and when I try to Burn the...
Hardware & Devices
Flash drives & external drives won't install
Hey guys. I've been a fan of your forum for a while, and didn't create an account til now. I'm at my wits end.. and I'm desperate for help. My posts on other forums have been ignored, so I'll try here. It all started when I bought the Dingoo A320 game system. In order for it to work with Windows...
Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App