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Windows vista will not recognize my flash drive

I purchased a new 4gb flash drive off Ebay (the package was Sony Vaio), and my new HP PC w/Vista does not recognize it. I called HP support and they didn't know what to do except try the Sony site. I did, and that didn't work either.

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  • khalicoe Nov 08, 2007

    I put the flash drive in another computer with XP and it worked in that one. It did show there was something on the brand new flash drive, so I formatted it to clear it (I've heard sometimes there is some sort of spyware that collects email addresses on new items, it happened to a guy at work). Then I tried it on my Vista and it still doesn't work. I think Vista has a lot of quirks that need to be fixed. ~ khalicoe

  • mwami-gem
    mwami-gem Nov 20, 2007


    I have a new Sony Vaio laptop which does not recognize my Sony flashdrive, both bought from a Sony Style store.

    It does recognize my external hard drive but when I plug in my flash drive it looks for drivers online and does not find any.

    I run on Vista business, when I plug it into my friends laptop which runs on Vista ultimate it works !!!!

    Any idea what it could be ???



  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    vista and flash drive



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I think ur flash driver is infected..Put in another pc with SP2 and scan it and put it back to vista i think it will work

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