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Acer Vista Lap Top Won't Recognize USB Flash Drives

I have the Aspire 5100 Lap Top with the Vista OS. It will not recognize ANY USB memmory devices. I took it back over the summer and received a new one....same problem. The memmory device will show up in device manager but I cannot access it...Please help!!!

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  • kcpenner Jan 05, 2008

    My Acer Aspire 4315 recognized my flash drive the first time I put it in (I was transferring some files from the old laptop) but won't recognize it any more. I don't think the files are damaged because the old laptop (with good old XP) still recognizes it.

  • alexsabrina Jan 08, 2009

    the usb ports will not recognize the devices that i plug into it

    and i keep getting the same message from my pc unknown device keeps showing up



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If Acer screwed up fixing your problem the first time (and it's evident that they did) they are obligated to fix it a second time, and if they cant, they are obligated to replace your laptop.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Richard Roberts Jan 03, 2008

    By the way, Acer unloaded a bunch of laptops cheap with Vista loaded, and sometimes only 512 MB memory--and some even with and M-chip, not dual core. If that is your case, you will have one headache after another, because to run properly, Vista requires at least 1 GB memory, and many people think 2 is necessary. DONT buy more memory from Acer if you need it--they'll rip you off. Their morality is less than desirable.



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