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Dane-Elec USB not working!


I just bought a Dane-Elec USB portable memory 4 GB, it seems like it is not responding. I connected it to my hard drive but I can't locate it in my drive.

Please tell me how to connect and how to save files. I must doing wrong, Please help!

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  • walkapickie Jul 22, 2008

    Yes, I just bought a Dane-Elec USB 2-GB flash drive. I put it in my USB drive but when I try to save something to it, or even open it up, the computer tells me that no drive is inserted. This, even though when I plugged it in, it gave me a message of "new hardware" found.

  • CH HUF Aug 03, 2008

    I have a DANE-ELEC 2GB portable memory USB stick that I just got from TARGET to transfer files. I am using Windows 98SE and the stick did not come with a driver CD so I went on line to down load them. I downloaded then and ran setup which seam to install ok but when I plugged the stick into the USB port it could not find the inf driver file. I think the driver is V2.36R011 is what I am required to use but the program folder ( C:\PROGRAM FILES\DANE-ELEC USB DRIVER ) is empty and I searched my hard drive and there is no driver even though it said that was installed. Help HOFH.

  • awomack Aug 08, 2008

    i pluged my usb into my computer and it loaded and nothing happen i need to know to down load files.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    when i put it in it doesn't respond to anything

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I put it in and it did not respond to anything

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I put it in and it did not respond

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    The USB Driver stopped working. My PC does not recognise it.
    My laptop asks if I want to format it!

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    dane usb device gives message that it is the wrong cd. I have win xp sp3

  • danltman2003 Aug 29, 2008

    dane usb portable mem device when pluged into laptop gives message

    that this is the wrong cd. I have win xp svc pk 3.

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. It was working before on windows 98 pc and all of a sudden it stopped working. please help me.

  • Kshitij Shah Oct 03, 2008

    It was working fine on windows 98 pc and it stopped working now. i dont have usb driver for win98.

  • dynasty_piec Oct 09, 2008

    i cant locate it...and dnt kno how to put music on it

  • jerry_courtn Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same issue with the 4 GB version of the drive.

  • m_daudistel May 04, 2009

    my computer won't read the 4 GB memory card....I just got back from China and need my!



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How I got it to work in XP Pro:

1) Plugged USB Drive in and saw it saw hardware manager install it but didn't see new Drive Volume in My Computer

2) Opened Control Panel

3) Open System

4) Clicked Device Manager from Hardware Tab

5) Expanded Disk Drives

6) Right clicked USB Flash Memory USB Device and hit Properties

7) Clicked Volume Tab and hit the Populate Button. Voila!


Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • Randomnerd Apr 18, 2011

    Holy **** you've just saved my adapter. I was about to chuck it out the window.
    I couldn't get it to stop freezing. It would start to populate the list but freeze when you tried to manipulate a file/folder.
    I tried everything. You sir, have helped this top-end user out. I'm a nerd and tried every trick in the book and never thought of hitting populate.


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The answer, I would consider in appropriate because it does nothing to help the person asking the question or that has the problem. An answer of , "You should just plug it into your usb drive.", does nothing to help or remedy the problem.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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You need to have winxp and higher but if you have win98 you will not see it unless you download this program DriverDetective

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What do you mean conect it to your hard drive? You should just plug it into your usb drive.

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