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My laptop does not recognize usb flash drives, while my desktop does. I have an HP Pavilion running windows XP. Are there any drivers to install so these flash drives/mp3 players/camerasmight be recognized? Thanks,

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    I have downgraded Windows Vista to Windows XP SP2. When I plug the flash disk the dialogue box appears saying "NO DISK FOUND".

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    Needs instructions for Maxwell usb 360
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Some USB flash disks need to draw too much power for use on particular laptops,  as Laptops tend to have USB ports which only have a low current draw,

the only way around this is to buy a "Powered" USB Hub (IE a USB hub with it's own plugtop power supply).

My Portable HDD is exactly the same way, and doesn't work on some laptops for this very reason.

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