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USB memory stick works on Vista but not on XP

  1. I was trying to backup some files by putting them on a memory stick and saving them onto another pc but the memory stick only works with the vista machine. in the past it did work with with does the fact that it has hardly no space on it have anything to do with that.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    no.. space or remaining space is irrelevant.

    what happens when you plug in the stick to the XP machine, does it see it, make any noises, etc
    have you tried another USB device in the machine such as a camera, printer or webcam.
     
  3. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 61

    it seems that it was a one time thing because just plugged it in to test and it has worked and the autoplay too. what do you think?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Dirty contacts maybe?
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

  6. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 61

    it works fine on all my machines thanks anyway though.

    Thanks for the helpful post
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay, happy computing :)
     
  8. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Sometimes, the only thing 100% certain about computers is there " ain't nuthin' " 100% certain about computers!

    In any case, good to hear it now works :)
     

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