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USB Drive My vista (Home edition) only recognizes one pen drive. Does not recognize any other USB device. Device manager says USB ports are functional.

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Re: USB Drive

Make sure you are matching the compatibility of USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 between the devices (computer and USB devices).

USB 1.1 device will work in USB 1.1 and USB 2.0, but USB 2.0 devices will not work in USB 1.1 plug in the computer.

How many USB ports do you have in the computer? Which ones have you tried other pen drives in? List the USB ratings for each device and port in the computer to further help.

Have the other USB devices been formatted with other computers? The formatting on other systems might not be compatible.

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