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USB Drives My USB drivers aren't working. All four of them slightly work. But they aren't working at 100%. I talk to Dell they tell me to flash my bios. That didn't work. Remove my Vista and put XP back on. That didn't work. Put Vista back on, that didn't work.

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  • Dreman1731 May 23, 2008

    Ok, thanks.

  • sfard May 16, 2009

    Hi

    i have same problem

    but the diffrence is my usb work.

    if you want to copy a thing from flash memory to your computer they work but when you want to copy data from your laptop to flash memory it does not work properly .i change my opraeting system for sevral time but it does not fix.

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Re flash your bios. again. or reset it to defaults if you know how to do that.

Posted on May 23, 2008

  • crabbypup May 23, 2008

    another thing you could do is try using a linux boot cd and seeing if they work then. you can get a small but functional one from here
    it should be less than 100mb and just burn it onto a cd, then put it in your laptop and reboot.(if it doesn't load, go into the bios and set the cd drive as the first boot option with the hard drive as the second)


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