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[Solved] USB problems

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by daveleonard, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. daveleonard

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    Every time I do a shut down and reboot, my usb D: drive disappears. If I do a hard boot disconnecting all power so windows will reload all the drivers and such, my usb re-appears.
    In Device Mgr when I go to the usb area I notice that one usb has a yellow colon (!) over it. I updated the driver but that did not take it away so something is wrong here. I think it needs to be uninstalled and reinstalled but I didn't want to do that until I get some advice.
    Thanks, Dave
     
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    Drivers should not re-install on a reboot so that's odd. Click on Speecy in my signature and run it, then post the results.
     
  3. daveleonard

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    Ok Amd_Man, hope this is what you want, Thanks, Dave
     

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    See attachment of the error I get.
     

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    Hi Dave, may we know your complete system specifications? as that would help. Thank you!
     
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    I would shut down your PC, remove the drive from the USB port, start the computer, plug it back into another USB port. Then go to device manager and right click on that drive, go to properties and change the removal properties to better performance rather that quick removal and see if that makes a difference.
     
  7. Tony D

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    Normally, users don't leave their USB drives plugged into the computer.

    Is this a flash drive or is it an external hard drive?

    Also, what's the purpose of this drive?
     
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    Yes that's true. They are set by default for quick removal so changing it to better performance should stop the issue the poster is having.
     
  9. PracticalJim

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    I had USB problems from time to time on my Dell XPS 8700 as well but those went away with windows 10 luckily.
     
  10. daveleonard

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    OK, see attachment.
    Yes, see attachment.
    It is a thumb drive, flash drive. The purpose of the drive is storage. See attachment.
     

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    I wish I could get Win 10 Jim but over here the download rate is too slow.
    Any way, I put the suggestions to work and now the yellow colon is gone and my usb works. I will keep my thumb drive out unless I need it.
    Thanks to all, Dave
     
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    just a side comment here. Those USB thumb drives aren't the most reliable devices. If you're going to use one as a backup, I'd insert it, do the backup and then remove it. No need to keep it powered up when not in use. Also, if you get one of those CryptoLocker infections that encrypts all your files, it'll also encrypt files on anything that's connected at the time.

    I prefer to keep backup drives disconnected when they are not actually doing any backup.
     
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