Problems with USB Devices
Problems Installing USB Devices
When installing a USB device you may receive the following error:
Several possible causes of this error is that the USB ports are disabled on the motherboard, or the USB port cables are not attached firmly, not attached correctly, or a pin is broken or bent. In this situation the operating system can see that a USB device is attached, but cannot communicate with it well enough to determine what the device is or what drivers to load.
Also see USB 2.0 issues with Windows 2000.
USB Drive Not Visible
Windows may assign a drive letter to a removable USB drive which conflicts with an existing network drive or substituted drive. See Changing Drive Letters to assign the device a new drive letter.
USB Devices Not Detected
If USB devices are not be detected, this may be because:
USB Drives Difficult to Install in Windows Vista
Windows Vista may prompt for drivers to be installed for a USB drive, whereas Windows 2000/XP installed the device automatically. The procedure is:
If you insert the USB drive into a different USB port, you may need to go through this process again. To avoid this, insert the device into the same USB port each time.
Cannot Stop USB Drive
See Ejecting/Stopping a Removable Device.