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    Flash Drives Ain't Working Anymore?

    Naiwen Jun 14, 2013

    1. Naiwen

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      What could or might be the problem with my computer?
       
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      A flash drive plugs into your computer. You could have a bad port or your flash drive pooched. It does happen.
       
    3. APS

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      Easiest way to check if it's Flash Drive or PC is to test it in someone elses PC if possible.
       
    4. Naiwen

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      I did, but didn't help me much. I haven't found out the problem yet.
       
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      Did it work on another PC or not ?
       
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      Yep, I was able to use the USBs on my desktop.
       
    7. APS

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      Then presumably your saying they don't work on your Laptop ?
       
    8. Naiwen

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      Yes indeed. What should I do? Should I get another new one or a full restore might work?
       
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      How many USB ports does laptop have,have you tried them all ?
       
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      Yes, sadly or unfortunately, none worked.
       
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      I find it strange that all would go together.
      Go into device manager and see if there are any yellow ? marks against USB controllers.
       
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      Yes all of a sudden, weird eh? What do you mean by yellow? Could you explain more?
       
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      In device manager anything that is not working (no drivers usually) shows with a yellow question mark alongside it
       
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      Did you shut down your laptop and start it back up? Sometimes that fixes it.