I used to Safely remove hardware all the time then I was told if it is USB 2.0 don't bother. So I stopped. Is it true?, not sure but I have never had a problem.
So try that first as you may be turning off your USB port each time
Also make sure that you are not having conflicting drives.
I had a mapped drive set to E and everytime I plugged in a memory stick I never knew if it was going to recognise it.
Hope that helps
Winxp SP3, RAM 2GB,HD 160GB
When I first time put my memory stick of my Camcorder into the slot of the case of my computer it jolly well recognizes it and the contents get displayed very well. I use 'safely remove hardware' icon and then remove the stick from the slot. Now supposing I want to use the memory stick again the slot does not recognize it. I have to reboot the PC and then it gets recognized. This cycle ---remove reboot -- remains the only solution to me at the moment. This is true for all the memory sticks I do have here.
Kindly guide if this problem could be solved?
Thanks in advance.