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What type of device? do you have a driver ( software )installed for this device? If you didn't install software you could go to www.memorex.com and look for downloads/support/drivers and look for the specific driver that you need for your device. turn off all open proggys including security and then download the file to your desktop. Once download is complete, click on this exe file to install your drivers. Then turn your security back on!

If this does not help ou, please let me know. Please send details about your device if you need more help.


what is it?>
Model name and #>
what type of PC>
Operating system

Good Luck and thanks for using Fix YA!

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THE FOLLOWING IS COURTESY OF MICROSOFT Help and Support

When you plug a USB device into a Windows XP-based computer immediately after the computer comes out of standby (S3) or hibernate (S4), the computer may not recognize the USB device. When this issue occurs, the USB device may be listed in Device Manager as an unknown device, and you may receive the following warning message:
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