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USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

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My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

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external HDD encryption with limited user rights on computer

I want to buy a new external hard drive to have work project files handy on the go. Unfortunately the IT department has realised that security of external drives is an issue but they have not provided ...
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How can I recover my Transcend pendrive when both the used space and free space are 0 bytes?

I have an Transcend pendrive, and when I connect it and double click it to explore, it is showing the error: Please insert a disk into drive Also In the properties field it is showing File ...
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How should I install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk and configure booting?

I want to install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk. I have Windows XP installed in internal HDD. When USB HDD is attached to my PC, it should ask me to boot from Win XP or Linux. ...
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Format/partition/modify USB stick to be recognised as a USB floppy drive for Win XP setup RAID/SATA drivers

Every so often I need to install Win XP on a machine that has a SATA drive and have to go through the whole mess of finding a floppy drive for the AHCI drivers and hitting F6 during setup, or ...
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Installing Windows XP to and running from an USB drive

Before you tell me to google around, trust me I did and nothing worked for me. I must be missing something. I have a small PC with limited storage options. I have a small internal hard drive and 8GB ...
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USB devices recognised on Windows 7, but not on Windows XP

In the last week, some of my USB devices have failed to be recognised on my Windows XP SP3 laptop. It first happened with 2 external USB HDD enclosures connected through a mini USB hub. Connecting ...
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Windows XP does not recognize any portable media

When I try to use any USB mass storage device it does not show up in "My Computer". The PC recognizes that they are attached (they are in Device Manager, show up in Hardware and in Admin Tools under ...
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Is FAT32 the proper file system for this setup? Should I re-format it to another system?

XP Pro - SP3 - IBM Thinkpad T-60. I am going to use this 8Gig thumbdrive to store audio and video material as a back up. I will rarely use it. Should I re-format it to another system or is FAT 32 ...
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USB Device Not Recognized Repeated Display

When I launch Windows XP, I keep getting this Warning even though there is NO USB Device Plugged in. A little bit of background information: We use Magic Jack to talk with our friends in the ...
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windows ask for pen drive to be formatted? [duplicate]

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Auto-play not working - CD-ROMS and USB drive

No help from Google or Microsoft - so I'll ask some experts. All solutions I have tried are below. When I put a CD in the computer, or plug in a USB flash drive, I don't get a window asking me what ...