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Running XP pro on a Compaq Presario Desktop AMD. Two USB ports on front of unit worked prior to reinstalling OS . Afterwards plugging in a flash drive that worked previously... Computer will Sometimes assign a drive letter .. but will not show the data on the flash drive. Sometimes will NOT assign a drive letter and indicates a problem with the installation of the flash drive. The Flash drive works properly on other computers. Any ideas ? Thanks Goose

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Check to see if the back ports behave the same way with the flash drive, If so then it appears to be a software issue. If not...look closely at the pins inside the ports and make sure none are bent. If attempting to straighten pins be sure to power system off first. Also check inside the case to see that the front USB connectors are secure. Also

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