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    Hello all once again. I have one of those USB doodads that holds files and such on them. When I plug it in at home and at school, I am able to access the files on it. But when I plug it in at my gf's we cant seem to get on it... The computer doesnt tell us "New Hardware Detected" and its not in "My Computer as a "F:\" which it is set up as. Is there somewhere I can go in to locate it on the computer? Its Windows XP sp2. Thanks.

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    Have you checked in the unplug hardware or eject hardware screen or in the device manager? sometimes you'll have an exclamation mark or a question mark if it doesn't recognize the drive in those sections.

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    Also make sure that the USB port you plug it into is actually connected. In addition, lots of USB 2.0 jump drives required more power than self-powered USB hubs like the ones on monitors and keyboards have and thus won't work right.
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    Start the PC and make sure it boots to the desktop. Make sure it finishes running all the start up processes, then wait until the pc is really idle. Plug in the USB device. Is there any activity? The mouse cursor should usually change immediately the device is plugged in. If no activity, check device manager (control panel>system> hardware tab) and see if you can see any thing with reference to it. If nothing, then it's probably not detecting it. try another usb device to make sure your usb hub is working. If it's working, then there's a problem somewhere.
    Probably your USB ports are not hi-speed and the device is hi-speed, at times this could be the cause of the error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tboss132
    Probably your USB ports are not hi-speed and the device is hi-speed, at times this could be the cause of the error.
    Yeh, but nearly all USB2.0 are backward compatiable with USB1.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    Yeh, but nearly all USB2.0 are backward compatiable with USB1.1
    Yeah, nearly all but not all. I've once experienced the exception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tboss132
    Yeah, nearly all but not all. I've once experienced the exception.
    Yeh, but all new USB flash disks are USB2.0 and are backward compatiable with USB 1.1


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