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    XP USB Drive not detected or installed fix

    USB drives that did work with XP, suddenly don't - annoying isn't it?

    this is a fix which involves editing the registry but is fairly straight forward.

    Usb drives that are suddenly no longer detected or larger drives are not detected but smaller ones are may benefit from it.
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."
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    i just worked on a p3 compaq with intel inside, after formatting to win2k, i found out that other devices where working (eg:vga,lan etc..) ecept the usb which is showing a missing driver icon.. i have tried lots of intel driver whose chipset match the intel motherboard....and like u said "suddenly don't - annoying isn't it?" cos it was working b4....
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    Thumbs up Ermmmm

    Hey, just wondering but will this work for my digital cameras and external hard drive?
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    Welcome to Windrivers Baker182
    Yes it should do.
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."
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    I have tried this solution but I am unable to delete 4D36E980-E325 11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318

    It says there is a problem when I attempt this.

    I am able to delete the contents apart from default.
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    Pamela, please put that information in the other thread you started..
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."
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    Thumbs up here is the solution set

    Problem:
    Windows XP does not recognize USB Mass Storage Drives
    Device is detected and listed with an exclaimation mark in Device Manager

    Solution:
    After spending hours on internet and reading through numerous posts, I found

    following solutions which will definately work (as they worked for me):

    1. Delete following file: windows\inf\infcache.1

    2. Go to windows\inf folder and see if you have read/write permissions for

    following files:
    usbstor.inf
    usbstor.pnf
    If not, open security settings for above files and add your username for

    read/write access.

    3. Open registry editor and:
    Delete following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\ <read all keys and delete all those

    saying USB Mass Storage Driver>

    Add following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Usb
    Add a new DWoRD Value and name it "DisableSelectiveSuspend". Give it value 1

    4. Make sure you have USBSTOR.SYS file in your windows\system32\drivers folder

    (It wasn't there in my case). Just Google using Usbstor.sys and you will find

    the file to download. Save it at above location.
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    Thanks, worked great,but try this

    Quote Originally Posted by prashantisonline View Post
    Problem:
    Windows XP does not recognize USB Mass Storage Drives
    Device is detected and listed with an exclaimation mark in Device Manager

    Solution:
    After spending hours on internet and reading through numerous posts, I found

    following solutions which will definately work (as they worked for me):

    1. Delete following file: windows\inf\infcache.1

    2. Go to windows\inf folder and see if you have read/write permissions for

    following files:
    usbstor.inf
    usbstor.pnf
    If not, open security settings for above files and add your username for

    read/write access.

    3. Open registry editor and:
    Delete following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\ <read all keys and delete all those

    saying USB Mass Storage Driver>

    Add following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Usb
    Add a new DWoRD Value and name it "DisableSelectiveSuspend". Give it value 1

    4. Make sure you have USBSTOR.SYS file in your windows\system32\drivers folder

    (It wasn't there in my case). Just Google using Usbstor.sys and you will find

    the file to download. Save it at above location.
    I did this on my daughters computer and it worked great.It was my first time playing around in the registry,I built another pc for myself,just for music in the living room,and had the same problem.I copied and pasted the USBSTOR.SYS into the windows/system and the windows/system 32 folder on this pc,then tried my usb drive.IT WORKED.Don`t know why,and i`m not going to question why.I didn`t have to play with the registry or anything else.Maybe i just got lucky,or stumbled onto something that is so much easier.Don`t know,but the next time i build another pc and have the same problem,i`m going to try it again.If it doesn`t work on my next one,i`m definitely going to use your method again.Thanks so much,for the detailed info you gave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prashantisonline View Post
    Problem:
    Windows XP does not recognize USB Mass Storage Drives
    Device is detected and listed with an exclaimation mark in Device Manager

    Solution:
    After spending hours on internet and reading through numerous posts, I found

    following solutions which will definately work (as they worked for me):

    1. Delete following file: windows\inf\infcache.1

    2. Go to windows\inf folder and see if you have read/write permissions for

    following files:
    usbstor.inf
    usbstor.pnf
    If not, open security settings for above files and add your username for

    read/write access.

    3. Open registry editor and:
    Delete following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\ <read all keys and delete all those

    saying USB Mass Storage Driver>

    Add following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Usb
    Add a new DWoRD Value and name it "DisableSelectiveSuspend". Give it value 1

    4. Make sure you have USBSTOR.SYS file in your windows\system32\drivers folder

    (It wasn't there in my case). Just Google using Usbstor.sys and you will find

    the file to download. Save it at above location.
    is every number a single solution, or do I have all four steps?
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    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr o l\Class\{4D36E980-E325 11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    There should be a upperfilter in this directory, but there isn't. What is wrong?'

    There 'might be' a filter - not always - I don't have one.

    That is just a thing to check - some installs and some additional things installed may put a filter there - that's why you check for it.

    That second post is a four-step checklist of things you want to do and check on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT View Post
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr o l\Class\{4D36E980-E325 11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    There should be a upperfilter in this directory, but there isn't. What is wrong?'

    There 'might be' a filter - not always - I don't have one.

    That is just a thing to check - some installs and some additional things installed may put a filter there - that's why you check for it.

    That second post is a four-step checklist of things you want to do and check on.
    Did both things, no success

    Is this hopeless you think or do you have any other ideas?
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    Hi....Its still nor working on my PC....please suggest. Any new mass storage device i

    Quote Originally Posted by prashantisonline View Post
    Problem:
    Windows XP does not recognize USB Mass Storage Drives
    Device is detected and listed with an exclaimation mark in Device Manager

    Solution:
    After spending hours on internet and reading through numerous posts, I found

    following solutions which will definately work (as they worked for me):

    1. Delete following file: windows\inf\infcache.1

    2. Go to windows\inf folder and see if you have read/write permissions for

    following files:
    usbstor.inf
    usbstor.pnf
    If not, open security settings for above files and add your username for

    read/write access.

    3. Open registry editor and:
    Delete following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB\ <read all keys and delete all those

    saying USB Mass Storage Driver>

    Add following keys:
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Usb
    Add a new DWoRD Value and name it "DisableSelectiveSuspend". Give it value 1

    4. Make sure you have USBSTOR.SYS file in your windows\system32\drivers folder

    (It wasn't there in my case). Just Google using Usbstor.sys and you will find

    the file to download. Save it at above location.
    Hi....Its still nor working on my PC....please suggest. Any new mass storage device on computer but drivers are not being detected. Please help....
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    Hi!
    Read the posts above from NooNoo & prashantisonline. My problem would relate to this. I had to abandon my xp toshiba laptop and purchased a toshiba w/Vista, which is a different species to say the least. My Zip drive appears fine when I go to start/computer but it only reads one of the ten Zip cartridges. Tried to get hidden files from the one & copy to others, but that doesn't work.
    The other problem is that I have a removable HD for USB and will not display on start/computer, however it works fine on my XP desktop
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    I don't know about 'fixing' the problem BUT you could Google for 'xp vista file transfer' and the first 2 entries (now anyway) cover the specifics of getting your data (ie, get it into XP and transfer it to Vista).

    Then, format the Zip disks in Vista.



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    Phew! After almost a whole day spent trying to figure out why my USB flash drive would not work, I discovered that I had my other laptop listed in My Computer as drive E - and since this USB device wanted to use drive E, there was a clash (ouch!)

    So I disconnected the other laptop from drive E and Bob's your Uncle! Working like a dream!

    Such a quick simple solution, lol, after hours of trying to change stuff in the Windows registry, change permission on USB storage devices, uninstall and reinstall drivers... aaaargh....
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