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Usb problem with vista

Unable to use flash drive with a newly bought laptop, says hardware id is missing.

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Gotta get the latest vista friendly drivers from the flash usb site..whoever that is.

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I found this in a forum and might help you the way it helped me.
His name is Dragor

Step 1: Hit Win+f { Hold Windows Key and simultaneously press f} and click on Advanced Search.

Step 2: In "Locations" Select the drive where Vista is installed and remember to tick mark the "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files (might be slow" check box.

Step 3: In the highlighted search box, type "volume*.*" [Obviously, without the quotes] and wait for the search to get completed.

Step 4: Once u have located the volume.inf file, copy it and paste it in "C:\Windows\Inf" folder. I've used a hack to put Copy to in right click of every file.

Step 5: Now close everything and come back to desktop. Click on start and type cmd in the Start search box BUT do not click on it or press enter. Instead, right click it and select run as administrator. The Window of Command prompt MUST read "Administrator: Command Prompt".

Step 6: Now type:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

and press enter. Now in that same window type:

devmgmt.msc and press enter. Device manager should now open. Now click on View menu and click on show hidden devices menu.

Step 7: Expand the Disk Drives entry and u should find ur USB flash disk in disabled state. right click it and uninstall it. After
uninstalling, connect your USB flash disk and voila! The system finds the drivers!

Posted on Mar 11, 2008


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