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Windows wont recognize my usb drive.

Windows wont see my usb drive in "my computer". When I want to copy something to the drive it doesnt show the drive letter to send it to.

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While USB drives are 'hot-pluggable' Windows doesn't always do what is advertised (i.e. Plug and PRAY). Try leaving the drive plugged in and rebooting the PC, it may find it that way and install a fresh driver for it.

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