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07-15-2010 04:11 PM
I have an HP v125w 4GB flash drive which works on both Windows 2000 and 7. However, I also have an HP v125w 16GB flash drive which works on Windows 7 but was not recognized by my Windows 2000 system. Here is what I did to get Windows 2000 to recognize it (this may not work for everyone, but it did for me).
I plugged the 16GB flash drive into a Windows 2000 USB port and ran:
Norton SystemWorks -> Norton Utilities -> Find and Fix Problems ->
Norton Disk Doctor -> Diagnose
which gave me the message:
Insert the disk to diagnose into drive E:.
So, I ejected the flash drive, replugged it into the USB port and clicked Diagnose again.
Norton Disk Doctor accessed the flash drive, diagnosed it, and gave the following report:
There were no problems detected on drive E:
Partition Table ........... Skipped
File Structures ........... OK
Surface Test .............. Skipped
After this, the flash drive has been working fine on both my Windows 2000 and Windows 7 computers.
So, this procedure somehow woke up the drive as far as being recognizable by Windows 2000. I hope this helps you.