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USB memory gives RAW message when used

HI! I have a USB memory from Kingston, with documents on it.  Now suddenly I can not read it at home. Quite OK at work.  I have reinstalled the USB on my home PC.  Many thanks for any help  / Anders

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  • anders_skoll Feb 01, 2009

    Hi! This is the suggested solution from rylee_smith. - So, how do I proceed: uninstall all USB, restart the PC with the Windows original CD in the CD reader ? Any point to consider in doing this ? / Best Regards Anders
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    Hi You need to reinstall the USB drivers from the motherboard CD(the one you got with your PC)____________________________________________________________________________________

  • anders_skoll Feb 01, 2009

    Answer to bunnydawg: YES Win XP fully updated /
    Br Anders

  • anders_skoll Feb 01, 2009

    HI! I will try with another USB port / Thank You

  • anders_skoll Feb 01, 2009

    Hi! I tried to connect the USB memory to another port. Restarted the PC. Does not work.
    N.b. WIn XP says that the USB works OK.

    So, any clue ? / Br Anders


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If the other USB port does not work you want to uninstall the USB and reinstall.

  1. Hit Start
  2. Hit Run
  3. Type "devmgmt.msc"
  4. Go to Universal Serial Bus Controllers and Uninstall the one that is not working or all of them.
  5. Your mouse or keyboard may not work now
  6. Reboot the computer and it will automatically reinstall them upon startup
Good luck!

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This is not a matter of drivers, test the USB memory on a different computer, if you get same message, then memory is faulty and data inside is lost.

Try formatting the memory, you will lose all your data, but you will be able to use the memory again.

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Sounds like you are using Vista or Xp SP 3
This is an error generated for an unreadable file system.

This can usually be fixed by going to my computer and right clicking on the usb drive and selecting Run in compatability mode.

The only other way is to reformat the raw to Fat or Fat32 (doing this will erase all the data though)

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Your described problem could be:

  • the USB port of your home PC (hardware not the drivers). Have you tried all other ports? Have you tried any other USB devices such as the printer, web/digi cam?
  • possible virus, have you performed a scan?
  • does the home PC makes any acknowledgment sound when the Kingston is plugged in? If not, then the PC does not even know it is there. Same cable used?
  • Was any recent update on the home PC done? Could you try a restore?
Pls post back result(s). Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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Welcome to Fixya! In addition to the Drivers, Try Start, Search, Locate the Storage Device in the Drop Down Menu (Usually at the Bottom of the List), Search all Files and Folders and Click the Hidden Files also. It may just Pull it up without the Driver. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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This could be a core system issue with your home OS. if you have a registry cleaner, i suggest you use this and, a registry defrag wouldn't hurt as well after the cleansing. this should fix the problem.

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Plug USB flash in another USB port of home PC and try.

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If the USB is working at your work so meaning the problem here is with the USB port of your computer at home, first try to connect it on a different port on your computer propably the USB at the back and then check if it will be detected now by your computer.

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Are you using the same operating system at work and at home as well as the system format either fat 32 or NTFS ?

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Hi

You need to reinstall the USB drivers from the motherboard CD(the one you got with your PC)

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    Rylee Smith Feb 01, 2009

    For that go to control panel-> systems-> click on hardware tab-> go to device manager-> in bottom usb controllers would be there, uninstall the drivers.Restart the system. And, then insert drivers & utilities CD and it will auto detect the usb drivers.

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    Rylee Smith Feb 01, 2009

    If you are not able to find them then please tell me so that i can provide you the drivers. Also, tell me the make & model of your pc. Please revert for any clarifications.



    Thanks

    Rylee

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