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Im running win xp and tryingto install the above item

xp doesnt detect it and even though I have the disk the XP drivers arnt there




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Re: Philips USB 2.0 MOBILE DISK

I have answered one of the similar questions earlier, please look at this it similar to yours: how many drive letter you have on your system?
make sure your drive is inside the usb port. I assume you are running windows system. Right click on my computer, click manage, then click disk management. Can you see your flash drive there, right click over it and assign a drive letter and thats it, you should see it.
disconnect any f drives which you have by simply right clicking and disconnect, your flash drive should show you right away.
Install any drivers which came with the drive and you should see it.

Hope that helped!

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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