31 January 2011

Tip while your USB Device is not recognized by OS

Problem:USB drive whwn plugged into computer causes the sound alert to

go off but does not get recognized by microsoft vista

Solution: This is a common problem systems that have corrupted system

files in them.Click 'start' menu and tpe device manager in the search

field to open up the device manager.Navigate to the portion of the

dialog box that has all your USB controller enlisted.Right click on all

of them.Reboot windows vista it will detect the missing USB controllers

and will add the device automatically.This will take care of the

problem if the file corruption is the cause.

Anothe means of troubleshooting a problem of this nature is to enable

Write caching.

Reboot your computer so that th drive gets detected.

click "My computer"

Right-click on the external drive.

Click "Properties"

Click "Properties" under the "Hardware" tab.

Click the "chage settings"

In the next dialog box click the "Policies" tab.

Check the "Enable write caching on the disk"check box.

One done click OK

Reboot the system.


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