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I didn't click safely remove hardward device when I took out my flash drive, now it won't recognize my flash drive at all. It will work on other computers so I know the flash drive doesn't have a problem.

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This should have nothing to do, with the safely remove hard ware option.

Plug the USB key back in and check your device manager for conflicts? If the usb key is listed as a conflict, uninstall it and then reconnect your usb key.

Also, is this computer on a network... if so, it may be a coincedence, and a entire issue all together.

Put it this way, if the USB ports on your computer still work with other devices, and your flash drive works with other computers... nothing is wrong with either. Something is just probably conflicting with it

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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