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    USB Pen Drive Hell

    I have an issue with Vista (business) at home where it refuses to install any pen drive - it keeps looking for "USB Embedded Hub" drivers and cannot install them.
    Other USB stuff goes in fine, just not the Pen Drives - as you can imagine this is starting to get annoying when trying to move files from home to work or vice versa..

    Vista Business detects my Pen Drives fine....

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    ...and how much are Microsoft paying you for this testing?

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    Lol - naff all unfortunately...

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    The 'Embedded Hub' is on your motherboard. I suspect you need to install some mobo drivers.

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    I have a similar issue in that my Sandisk U3 pen drive only loads the U3 CD emulator and reports it as being 2GB.
    The data partition will not mount and keeps asking for a driver.

    The same pen works every time with CE, My Nix Media Streamer and XP machines.

    Vista just simply refuses to use the device.

    This is a U3 issue as I have another that has had the U3 service removed and it works fine.
    I use the U3 system for autoloading and running Skype from the pen without having to install it anywhere.
    Instant phone on a pen! Brill.

    Alas something else to put on my Vista broke it list.

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    Getting lots of problems with my USB here - mouse occaissionaly not detected, USB Pens drives are out completely, USB hub is dodgy..

    Looking for a new Mobo now as the mobo I have (ASRock K7VM2 [Via] chipset)

    With a sprog on the way - I can;t splash out on a new PC so cheapest option is to buy a neww Mobo and CPU, and poss RAM..

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    All my USB issues in Vista have now been resolved.

    I simply gave up trying to fix it and just re-installed Vista as a clean install.

    It was a completely in vain effort to try and keep all my old XP programs and settings intact.

    Give it up and just do a clean install.

    It took far less time to round up all my old tools and utilities and re-install them on my Vista Image, where I had spent an entire week and countless hours just battling against one incompatability issue after another.

    All my usb storage now works as does my camera, scanner and mp3 player.

    For me the in place upgrade was a total waste of time and effort.

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    Clicky

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    Quote Originally Posted by GeeDee
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    Love it

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    Best thing for Vista

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    Re: USB Pen Drive Hell

    I have found that with many USB related problems I just boot into safe mode, delete all the USB devices in Device Manager, re-boot, let the OS find them again, let it install the drivers - [ update them if there are any new drivers for them ] and then away you go - hopefully.
    There are a few PCs on our network which I have done that too and its worked. Not all the time though....
    Some of the cheap and nasty USB pen drives I have had problems with.

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