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NEED HELP ON MY SONY MICROVUALT USB!!!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tolech, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. tolech

    tolech Member

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    i have a 256mb microvault usb plug and play 2.0usb speed and when i plug it in there was a bubble hardware not found so there must be something with the driver so i downloaded and installed it it still didnt work plzz help i need solutions i gt a lot of important files.


    thxs tolech
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Does anything of its description appear in the device manager? if not, you may have to replace it. USB sticks are supposed to be always plug and play.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    depends on the windows version as in win98se you need a driver installed for the stick to work.
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    That's true, forgot about people who don't use XP. I'm going to assume nobody uses Me (ugh, nobody should ever have used it), but does 2000 support PnP support? I think it does, but I'm not certain.
     
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    winme & above supports pnp with hardly a problem.
     
  6. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Yup, so unless you use 98, or a non-plug and play non-windows OS, I think it's replacement time.
     
  7. tolech

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    i have xp sp2 home edition also it says usb nott reconized so it works but i cant open it
     
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    Actually USB not recognised means it doesn't work. it means it knows you've plugged something into a USB port, but that something, whatever it may be, is broken.
     
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    or just not recognized by windows due to driver problem.
     
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    I thought driver problems just made the hardware insert noise and then either "found new hardware" or just nothing happened. Didn't know drivers could cause the 'this device has malfunctioned' bubble.
     

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