A solution would be great. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drive to see if that help but i did not and I also tried to update but it was up to date. At first i thought it was that the drive had become corrupted but when a second student came in with the same issue i thought it cant be coincedental. Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility. I’m having the same issues with Kingston and Cruzer drives. Then it appeared in My Computer. I have Win7 64 bit not sure if that matters and was running into this same issue.

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I have a windows xp and a linux machine all right next to each other. Had the bytetor problem and changing drive letter worked for me. No USB flash drives can be opened. Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility.

If you formated the drive on a machine that recognized it, it would allow you so see it on the machines that originally had issues. The problem is that when I clicked on “my computer” i did not see it and then when I went to “Devices” in “Control Panel” it was there. Windows 7 flash drive issue solution. nytestor

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By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Friday, November 13, Office Office Exchange Server. When I attached the flash drive to windows 7 it read it install the right drivers and said it was ready. Remove From My Forums. This problem obviously hasn’t been addressed yet. Hope someone finds a way to fix this. Friday, November 13, 9: Hello folks, Maybe something to help you out.


Maybe something to help you out.

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Friday, May 11, 2: I has to be a fault with windows or settings we have. A sloution would be nice as i can forsee this become a big issue with more and more students having the same issue.

No, you should NOT have to reformat the drive on Win7. Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility https: I been having the same problem over the last couple of days with 2 cruzer thumb drives in windows 7 32 bit Ultimate.

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If I leave the drive in and rdive it, that USB goes through a series of connect and disconnect for 5- 10minutes then Windows opens up and asks if I want to open the folder to the drive. The drives would attach but not so in Disk Management bytesfor as a Folder under the Computer. Monday, November 16, 9: Windows 7 IT Pro.

The drive wouldn’t appear under my computer. A new issue that came up for me yesterday was I had a Lexar that was recognized right away. I’m having the same issues with Kingston and Cruzer drives.


I took it to another Win 7 machine and it recognized the drive right away. They both fail to show in my computer, but when inserted windows makes the sound, device manager refreshes bytesgor but shows nothing new.

I work part-time in the IT dept at a local community college and i have noticed this issue twice just today – I dont think it matters what brand of flash drive – I havent tried an xp machine but all our student use pc’s are win 7 professional with ms office 07 – my office pc has office and it happened on their too.

Marked as answer by northernmaximus Monday, November 16, 9: Friday, November 13, 7: The flash drives would not recognize.