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Usb flash drive is not recognized

I have a couple of flash drives that don't show up when I plug them into my laptop or docking station. The computer can see that it is plugged in and you can remove it by using the system tray stop icon but it does not turn up in windows explorer.

Could someone step me though giving the flash drives a drive letter?

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  • ahmad naeem May 08, 2008

    my computer cant find the memory flash -I'v tryed it on other computers but it didn't work pleas help
    this is my e-mail
    ahmadknight10@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous Jun 26, 2008

    computer does not recognize my usb flash drive

  • fgbm Dec 22, 2008

    The Sony Microvault I have is 4 Gb and if I insert it in a Sony VAIO it looks fine but in a hp laptop it appears in the icon to remove safely but I don't have any acces to it. The system does´nt assign a letter to it.

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You need to go to the disk management utility located in the control panel under system tools or performance and maintenence depending on if you are in classic view or XP view.  If it shows up there, right click on it, and select "change drive Letter" click yes to the dialoguye warning box, select a different drive letter from the list and select OK if another warning comes up, say OK, I forget when it comes up.  9 out of 10 times, this fixes the problem

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