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02-27-2010 07:14 PM
Got a 16GB hp v125w usb drive. Whenever I insert it in this particular system, which runs XP Home SP3, it is not recognized. The system assigns a drive letter to it, but I get an error message when I try to use it. When I insert it in other PCs, even Windows 7, they see it with no problem and actually show the flashdrive's name, and give me a window with a menu where I can view the folders...
Don't know if it is a Bios/USB port problem. Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.
05-28-2010 02:50 PM
I bought an hp v125w and have the same issue. I received a replacement and it has the same issue. I have 3 other flash drives that are not HP and they work just fine. No one can provide me with a solution. I own HP Printers & Computers. This experience has really changed my view of HP!
07-15-2010 04:17 PM - edited 07-16-2010 07:07 AM
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.