USB givin' me headaches
October 13, 2010 6:19 AM Subscribe
Why won't USB drives (thumb, external) won't work on my new PC?
posted by ian1977 to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I plug in a thumb drive, it recognizes that there is a drive, tries to install the driver, and then says it cannot complete the installation. If I go into the Device Manager the drive is there as a USB Device but with the yellow exclamation mark. The details inside say that there is no driver for the device. If I try to manually choose the driver for the thumb drive, it tells me that Access is Denied. The thumb drive is not listed in Windows Explorer next to the internal hard drives. I get the same results for a Free Agent Go external drive.
All of the USB stuff on the Device Manager is listed as working and enabled. (I mean the internal USB guts, not the thumb drive)
Has anyone experienced something similar? Can anyone advise me on how to fix this?
One billion Thank Yous in advance.