windows 8.1 USB Flash drive issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by targat, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    hellow

    i have a gigabyte g41mt-s2pt motherboard
    irecently installed windows 8.1

    when i plug my HP v125w USB Flash windows detect it as storage device but do not show it and i can work with it


    please help me :D
     
  2. xebex

    xebex MDL Novice

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    USB Flash drive issue

    Try Administrative Tools through the control panel, then Computer Management, then Disk Management. See if the flash drive shows up there and if it is formatted and healthy. If so, see if a drive letter has been assigned to it. If no drive letter, assign one.

     
  3. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    i tried but the flash drive did not shows up there :confused:
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    make sure that it is functional. Did you try it on another PC?
     
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  5. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Download HP's HPUSBFW.exe - works great to reset a flash drive.
     
  6. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    yes it is functional

    i tried it in windows 7 and worked very well
     
  7. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    #7 targat, Dec 5, 2013
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    this tool does not work because the flash is detected in device manager only
     
  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Install your chipset drivers on the 8.1 machine then, it's obviously not a flashdrive problem if it works in another machine

    Does the USB on that 8.1 machine even work for anything else ?
     
  9. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    yes it work for another flash and a wifi usb card
     
  10. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Format it on the Win 7 machine and try it again
     
  11. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    i did format in windows 7 but still not shown in windows 8

    in the picture you can see that it is detected but not installed correctly and not shown in explorer

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  12. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Found this post on HP Support Site:

    "Mine died after 4 months. v125w does not appear on the HP site. Cannot get website support. Tried fill out the web form. I entered the only number found on the product for the SN but it said I needed a valid serial number. It showed that my product was a flash drive, but gave me a graphic of a camera when I clicked "Where do I find the serial number?" Tried every support number for HP that I can find - get the runaround and even more support numbers that don't support the product. One even gave me the ProCurve number, and then said they didn't know what ProCurve was. I've noted several other reviews that said the product dies after 1 day to 6 months. It's junk, and you can't make a claim on the 24 month warranty."

    If you get it working in Win 8.1, back it up early & often. I don't think I would trust it. I have USB flash from 128MB to 64GB. I can't remember how old the 128MB Sandisk Cruzer is, but all of mine have never had a problem. Sounds like yours is very questionable.
     
  13. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    That "USB mass storage device" in device manager may be a card reader, not your usb key...
     
  14. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    when i type list in the diskpart, it does not show up

    and i used the intel support web to detect the missing driver and every things is installed

    may be it has no solution in win windows 8.1

    it work very well in windows 7 and windows xp :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  15. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Looking at the specs. it appears there is no LED activity indicator. Too bad, it would have been handy to know if Win 8.1 was detecting anything when plugged in. This problem is really strange. By the way, is the motherboard at the default settings? I wonder if it was overclocked, could that be the source of the problem?
     
  16. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    actually it has a green LED and and it indicate that windows 8.1 recognize it at first

    my motherboard is set to default setting and not overclocked
     
  17. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Buy a new flash drive
     
  18. targat

    targat MDL Novice

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    i do have other flash drive

    i only wanted to solve the problem so i could learn something new

    anyway thank you all for your response :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::D:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  19. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Did you install your Chipset drivers properly ?

    USB 3.0 drivers etc ?