PC Won't recognise Memory Stick

  warthog01 09:35 20 Mar 2007


I'm running XP Pro and recently installed a programme called PowerISO to extract a .daa file. As soon as I extracted and burned to disc using this programme, my E Drive was displayed as a CD Drive and no longer recognised my Buffalo 1GB memory stick (which always used to open on the E Drive).

I uninstalled PowerISO and the E Drive (CD Drive) went with it, but the PC still will not recognize the stick. I get a "bing" when I insert the stick in the USB port and the LED flashes green. Also the diagnostics in Device Manager tell me that both the USB Port and the Memory stick are working properly......and the stick works fine on the office computer.

What have I missed, please?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:54 20 Mar 2007

I had this problem last week on a computer that was connected to 3 network servers G,H and L. The stick was seen as F but would not appear. I disconnected the drives and renamed them as S,T and V and the stick was immediately 'seen'.


  warthog01 14:10 20 Mar 2007

Thanks, Gandalf

How do I disconnect the E Drive? Then I assume I rename it anything beyond E (my last drive) right?

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