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Old 04-26-06, 06:30 PM
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Problem with USB memory stick

Running windows xp and all of a sudden my lexmar jumpdrive (memory stick) no longer works on my pc. Works on other machines though.

I see the device in the "safety remove hardware" and in my device manager. Just can't get access to it via windows explorer
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Might be time to reformat it. Those flashdrives can get corrupted after using them for so long. I've had to do this a few times with my SanDisk 1GB drive.
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Found the problem, for some reason a mapped network drive was conflicting with it
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Exactly. I have a lot of USB memory devices (flashdisk, external harddisk, ...), and everytime I plug one in, Windows is not smart enough to look for a drive letter that is actually available. Most often, it will conflict with a mapped network drive, and you manually have to assign a "proper" drive letter to your USB device.

I wished there would be a program or driver that would do that automatically for you. Does anybody know of such a thing?
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At work we moved all our mapped network drives to much later in the alphabet so prevent these types of problems. It can be a pain to track down unless you know what to look for.

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