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Most likely you have a USB device connected to your computer, like a flash or thumb drive,and in some cases you need to click " safely remove device" before removing it to prevent windows from crashing, though with XP or Vista you can just remove it without using the popup. In Windows Millinum you must use the the popup or the desktop will crash

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I have a HP Pavillion laptop. The computer is starting with the "windows error recover" running. Then once you click to repair the problems or start windows normally, the computer start to load...


The easiest thing to check is to unplug any USB drive type devices (say the MP3 player) before starting Windows and see if that helps. If not then it sounds like something on the harddrive was messed up.

You could try holding F8 at boot to get the boot menu. Select Safe Mode and see if that will boot. If it does, answer yes to the popup question and then do Start'Run and type in:
cmd
to get a command prompt. In the command prompt type:
chkdsk c: /f
It should say that it can't check the drive right now (since Windows is running off that drive) and ask if you want to check it at boot. Answer with a y. Then reboot, let it try to startup normally, and chkdsk should run and check the drive for errors.

If that doesn't work (can't boot safe mode) and If you've got a Windows CD, (XP SP2 version disc may be needed if you have really large harddrives, doesn't have to be the disc used to install Windows on that computer) you could try booting it and go into the Recovery Console. (Basically a dos prompt type thing.)
Then type:
chkdsk c: /p
It should check the harddrive for errors and if it finds some will try and fix them. If when it's done it says it found and fixed one or more errors, then I'd do it again and see if it says it found one or more errors. (If it doesn't say that it found errors the second time then, hopefully, that means it fixed the errors it previously found. If it keeps finding errors every time you run it then that may indicate that the drive is failing.) In any case, running chkdsk once as above may help you get into Windows. (I'd still have it do chkdsk c: /f on reboot as above after booting Windows, just to be on the safe side.) You will need to have set a password for the Administrator account to do the Recovery Console though. (Administrator account is accessible when booting in Safe Mode.)

If you can get Windows booting (by any method) one thing you can do that might help prevent this from happening in the future is to disable disc caching for the MP3 player.
Plug the device in, right click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon and choose "Safely Remove Hardware."
Check the Display Device Components box if it's not checked.
Find the MP3 player in the list (likely under USB Mass Storage Devices) and click it.
Then click the Properties button. On the properties window click Policies and set it to "Optimize for Quick Removal" and click OK.
From now on (at least on that computer) you should be able to remove the MP3 player without using the Safely Remove Hardware tray icon, as long the computer's not actually accessing files on the drive.

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Olympus x-785 digital camera is not identified by my pc


Make sure the camera is on and pc is selected on the camera screen when connected to the computer. You will need to have PC highlighted and select ok on the camera as this starts the camera and computer to communicate. Once communication established the LCD screen of the camera goes dark and the computer should generate a removable disk drive. Check the System Tray (lower right corner beside the PC time) for Safely Remove Hardware. When you click on it, it should read "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device Drive ?:" If you dont see that, then check the Device Manager to see if the camera is recognized as USB Mass Storage Device. Sounds like you may need to reinstall the device driver for the camera. The camera uses the driver usbstor.

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Registering my camera


Make sure the camera is on and pc is selected on the camera screen when connected to the computer. You will need to have PC highlighted and select ok on the camera as this starts the camera and computer to communicate. Once communication established the LCD screen of the camera goes dark and the computer should generate a removable disk drive. Check the System Tray (lower right corner beside the PC time) for Safely Remove Hardware. When you click on it, it should read "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device Drive ?:" If you dont see that, then check the Device Manager to see if the camera is recognized as USB Mass Storage Device. The camera uses the driver usbstor.

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I can't transfer the images from my olympus master 2 Fe-270 to my pc, it says the device is not ready. what's the problem?


Make sure the camera is on and pc is selected on the camera screen when connected to the computer. You will need to have PC highlighted and select ok on the camera as this starts the camera and computer to communicate. Once communication established the LCD screen of the camera goes dark and the computer should generate a removable disk drive. Check the System Tray (lower right corner beside the PC time) for Safely Remove Hardware. When you click on it, it should read "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device Drive ?:" If you dont see that, then check the Device Manager to see if the camera is recognized as USB Mass Storage Device. The camera uses the driver usbstor.

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I have a olympus fe-170 a got from a friend i would like to print


Make sure the camera is on and pc is selected on the camera screen when connected to the computer. You will need to have PC highlighted and select ok on the camera as this starts the camera and computer to communicate. Once communication established the LCD screen of the camera goes dark and the computer should generate a removable disk drive. Check the System Tray (lower right corner beside the PC time) for Safely Remove Hardware. When you click on it, it should read "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device Drive ?:" If you dont see that, then check the Device Manager to see if the camera is recognized as USB Mass Storage Device. The camera uses the driver usbstor.

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PEN DRIVE NOT FORMETTED


This situation often comes when you're incorrectly disconnecting the drive (or even worse if you are disconnecting it when the data is copying).
The right way:
point your mouse cursor at the icon with green arrow (at the systray near the clock on the bottom right side of your screen). Press LEFT mouse button and press on the pop-out text: Safely remove USB mass storage device Drive(X:). If you see text on yellow balloon "The 'USB mass storage device' can now be safely removed from the system" you can safely remove it now.
Try to use your pen drive with another computer. Too many humidity or static charge can also damage you pen drive.
Sometimes there's nothing you can do with your pen drive with the situation you've described.

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How do I get started using a USB flash drive and how do I set up a security system?


hey, heres something that would help u:  Copying files to a flash drive on a PC:
  1. Open My Computer and see which drives are shown. Most computers, for example, have a hard disk such as a C: drive and a few removable storage devices such as a floppy drive, a CD-ROM drive, and perhaps a zip drive. 
  2. Insert the flash drive into the USB port and watch to see where the USB flash drive appears. Most will appear as removable storage, but some will instead appear as hard drives. Note the name Windows is using to refer to the flash drive ("Removable Disk (G:)," for example).
  3. Open My Documents or the location from which you want to transfer files to the flash drive. Select the files or folders you want to save to the flash drive by left-clicking on them. To select more than one, hold down the CTRL key while you click and select all of the files you wish to save. 
  4. Right-click on the file(s) or folder(s) you selected, then select Send to, then select the name you saw appearing in My Computer for the flash drive ("Removable Disk (G:)," for example).
  5. When the copying is finished, do not immediately remove the flash drive from the USB port. Instead, left-click on the Remove Hardware icon toolbar.gif located in the System Tray. A window containing a list of the USB devices will appear. Left-click on the Safely Remove Mass Storage Device line that matches your flash drive (for example, Safely Remove Mass Storage Device - Drive(G:)). 
  6. When you see the following message appear in the bottom left toolbar, it is, as it says, safe to remove the flash drive from the USB port; you may close the message or ignore it, as it will close itself automatically:
    ok_msg.gif
Copying files from a flash drive on a PC:
  1. Open My Computer and see which drives are shown. Most computers, for example, have a hard disk such as a C: drive and a few removable storage devices such as a floppy drive, a CD-ROM drive, and perhaps a zip drive. 
  2. Insert the flash drive into the USB port and watch to see where the USB flash drive appears. Most will appear as removable storage, but some will instead appear as hard drives. Note the name Windows is using to refer to the flash drive ("Removable Disk (G:)," for example).
  3. Double-click on the flash drive to locate the file(s) or folder(s) you want to copy to this computer. Select the files or folders you want to copy by left-clicking on them. To select more than one, hold down the CTRL key while you click and select all of the files or folders you wish to copy. 
  4. Right-click on the files or folders you have selected and choose Copy.
  5. Open My Documents or the location to which you want to transfer files from the flash drive. 
  6. Click on the Edit menu, then select Paste.
  7. When the copying is finished, do not immediately remove the flash drive from the USB port. Instead, left-click on the Remove Hardware icon toolbar.gif located in the System Tray. A window containing a list of the USB devices will appear. Left-click on the Safely Remove Mass Storage Device line that matches your flash drive (for example, Safely Remove Mass Storage Device - Drive(G:)). 
  8. When you see the following message appear in the bottom left toolbar, it is, as it says, safe to remove the flash drive from the USB port; you may close the message or ignore it, as it will close itself automatically:
    ok_msg.gif                                      =========================================================

For the security system setup go through the following link .. http://www.rohos.com/configuring_usb_stick_logon.htm

if u require some other sort of security system let me know.
cheers

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Cannot download photos, message says software cannot read olympus camera.


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