Flash drive not recognized

By bbutcher80
Sep 11, 2007
  1. I have three different USB flashdrives. I can read and write to them from two of my computers, but my Compaq does not recognize them. The light comes on, but the eject arrow does not appear on my task bar? It worked on the Compaq until recently. Other USB devices seem to work correctly on the Compaq.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    This happens from time to time and the last fix was made by formatting the drives to FAT and then reformatting them to NTFS if you want to. However, given that there are 3 drives all with the same symptoms you should check that the USB ports are not showing a fault in device manager (Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager). Do other USB devices work OK in the Compaq?
    I am assuming that the Compaq does not show the drives in Explorer?
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