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USB Flash drive suddenly not recognized in WinXP

I have an 8GB Verbatim USB flash drive that was working fine for several weeks but now XP suddenly no longer recognizes it.

I've tried using add/remove hardware, update USB drivers, etc.

The drive works fine in 2 other XP machines that I have.

Any suggestions?

thank you.

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  • traber Oct 29, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestions. I tried them but unfortunately didn't work.

    I did however find a solution on a different forum that I thought I'd pass along.

    Turns out my other USB ports were "dead" as well. Someone suggested shutting down the computer and unplugging the power cord from the wall for at least 30 seconds. Seems that sometimes the USB ports need to discharge some current and reset.

    That did the trick and all is well.

    thanks again for your help.



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Ive included here a link that helped me fix a problem with my flash drive that was giving the same problems. perhaps you could take a look at it.

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