Windows 8 won't work with my USB

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by TechDudeGeorge, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    I can't get my USB drive working with 8. I have a SanDisk Cruzer Slice and it works fine in 7. But it won't appear in Windows 8, if I plug it in. It shows the device in Safely Remove Devices... and shows it in Disk Manager but won't let me access it or see it in Computer... Why??

    I formatted it and still nothing, yet works fine with 7 and even my USB TV.
     
  2. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    Try HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
    download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool/3000-2094_4-10974082.html

    I am using a Memorex mini and and a Kingston Data Traveler, both work fine. I had two SanDisk Cruiser drives and they both died.
     
  3. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    I'm just curious to why it won't work with 8. My other drives work with 8 and they were all formatted and work fine in Windows 7. It's detected but won't show up, either this build is messed up or I'm clueless.
     
  4. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    It's probably just a crap drive that win 8 is incompatible with, shame :/
     
  5. Pikey

    Pikey MDL Junior Member

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    I have a Sandisk Cruzer 4Gb here which works just fine ...
     
  6. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    It's a decent drive and every other OS including my T.V detects it ... I may reinstall 8 to see if it's just being buggy.
     
  7. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    nope, a major BUG in windows 8, I have the same problem using multiple usb drives from diff manufacturers, I'm back on 7
     
  8. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    Are you by any chance using a USB3 port?
     
  9. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    nope, this is a major showstopper bug with this build, surprised no one has not noticed sooner, hope it gets reported as such, lol
     
  10. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    Nope, laptop only has USB2 and that's what my USB is too.

    How's it a showstopper bug as it's fine with 2 other USB drives just not this one... Even if it was, it's likely fixed as they're now up to 8011 I believe.
     
  11. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    great, leak it then :eek:

    anyways I have the problem with diff drives, diff manufacturers, not just 1 in particular, anyways not the build for me :biggrin:
     
  12. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    I guess each person has it's own 'showstoppers' or whatever, seems the build works fine for the majority of us, in the USB drive aspect anyways or they'd be bitching and moaning since day 1.
     
  13. hana

    hana MDL Novice

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    try going to disk managment and right click on it so you can assign a drive letter and see if that works