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charlene hart editor

By chart63 ·
I want to use a jump drive from vista home in mirco word transfer to XP micro word. xp will not read the jump drive. what am I doing wrong when applying info to the jump drive from Vista

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Does XP *recognize* the drive?

by Absolutely In reply to charlene hart editor

When you connect the drive, you should see a new icon in your notification area, and the drive appear with a new drive letter in (your) My Computer. Does any of that happen?

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Same Problem

by ltmcmuffin In reply to Does XP *recognize* the d ...

I have a similar problem with mine, i have had it for about 6 months now, and it worked completely fine until now. Me and one of my friends had been using it in his laptop (running Vista) because i had saved some reference pictures for a project we were working on. It worked fine on XP until just the other day, and it happens that his laptop was the last computer that it worked in. I have tried it in several XP machines, and on all of thenm, it does the same thing; it detects it, loads drivers, assigns a drive letter, and then completes the hardware installation, but when i go to open the drive it says "please insert a disk into drive [drive letter goes here]"

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Same Problem

by ltmcmuffin In reply to Does XP *recognize* the d ...

I have a similar problem with mine, i have had it for about 6 months now, and it worked completely fine until now. Me and one of my friends had been using it in his laptop (running Vista) because i had saved some reference pictures for a project we were working on. It worked fine on XP until just the other day, and it happens that his laptop was the last computer that it worked in. I have tried it in several XP machines, and on all of them, it does the same thing; it detects it, loads drivers, assigns a drive letter, and then completes the hardware installation, but when i go to open the drive it says "please insert a disk into drive [drive letter goes here]"

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I don't know.

by Absolutely In reply to Same Problem

My jump drive hasn't failed yet. I hope you have a backup of your data.

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invisible jump drive

by sconant In reply to charlene hart editor

At the school where I teach, in my classroom I run into this all the time. I have yet to find a simple, easy, elegant solution, but here?s one that might work in a pinch, but only if you have Administrative Rights on your computer. This, of course, assumes that the jump drive actually is working, and appears to install, but you just can?t see it. Windows XP appears not to handle drive letter conflicts very well. I?ve found it become a problem when people plug different jump drives of the same make and size in, even if it isn?t at the same time, or when there is a mapped drive using a drive letter Windows wants to assign the jump drive.

START ? CONTROL PANEL ? ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS (may have to switch to Classic View to find it) ? COMPUTER MANAGEMENT ? DISK MANAGEMENT. Find your ?Removable Disk,? right click on it, select ?Change Drive Letters and Paths?? ? CHANGE ? Assign an unused drive letter.

Then OK and close windows until you?re back out, and check to see if your drive is available now.

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