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Windows XP will by default try to use Windows Media Player 10 or later to transfer media files to removable storage devices. In order to enable DRM (Digital Rights Management), the portable device is treated as a media player, and WMP tries to use MTP to transfer files. The MTP device is not treated as a mountable drive, but an extension for WMP. The storage device itself has to be able to implement this protocol, and must have it enabled, for it then manages its own file system.
That being said, other USB devices will implement either Pictbridge or PTP or USB MSC protocols, or even possibly another unnamed proprietary protocol. The Kingston Data Traveler will most certainly fall under the USB MSC category and should mount automatically, using Windows XP, as a portable drive.
Assuming administrator priveledges:
So, using the Windows Explorer (file explorer) and plugging the device into a USB 2.0 port, you should get a "ding" of some sort.
Check under "My Computer" for a new drive and letter that may say "Data Traveler" or something of the sort. If no "ding", the OS may not recognize the device at all. Check your USB devices under safely remove hardware.
If you see the device, but no drive letter, you can try to assign one by doing the following: Right Click "My Computer" and select "Manage". Select "Disk Management" look for a disk that says "Removable" and Right Click it. Select "Assign" or "Change" "Drive Letter and Paths" and give it a letter. It should then be mounted as a removable drive.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Insert your pen drive again and see whether your system recognize it. go to my computer and right click on the pendrive icon and select format , then clink ok.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
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