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Old 04-23-06, 12:16 AM
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Thumbdrive doesn't show up

I have a computer at work with Windows XP. I also have a Lexar Jumpdrive 256 MB that I like to transfer files with. When I put it into the USB drive, the computer says in the bottom right corner of the screen "New device recognized - jumpdrive". Then the message disappears quickly. On my home computer (also XP), the thumbdrive shows up as a separate drive under My Computer so I can access it easily. However, on my work computer I can't find it anywhere - it does not show up as a separate drive under My Computer. Is there some setting in XP that is hiding my thumbdrive? The only difference I can think of is that my work computer has USB 1.1 and my home computer has USB 2.0. I need help!
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Try changing the drive letter of the CD-drive (or dvd) at work to a lower letter. Then plug-in the thumbdrive. I've seen several instances where the CD-drive and the thumbdrives conflict in drive mappings.

Edit: here's something similar.

http://www.ce.canberra.edu.au/TSU/training_thumb.htm
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Thanks The Cow, I'll give it try when I get to work on Monday!

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