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Re:Thumb Drive not Seen by XP Pro 2 out of 3
Widely noted at http://www.usbman.com is the need for the (person!) installer of XP to have:
1. Current BIOS.
2. USB in BIOS enabled.
3. Motherboard and possibly USB drivers installed.
None of these items are performed by Microsoft for most machines and certainly not items 1 and 2.
In closing USBMAN notes many issues with some onboard chipsets that can result in mis-identifying an USB device or failure.
If you can tell the make/model of the motherboard or chipset, I'd point to more specific USBMAN articles.
Re:Re:Thumb Drive not Seen by XP Pro 2 out of 3
One of the machines I'm using is a brand new HP with a current BIOS. USB works with every other device I've tried -- card readers, digital cameras, hubs etc. Just no the thumb drive.
Re:Re:Re:Thumb Drive not Seen by XP Pro 2 out of 3
http://www.usbman.com notes not only the issues I noted that XP Pro without latest updates may have issues with USB 2 devices or ports.
Both "USB 2 devices" have issues without SP1 and I've seen issues with USB 2 ports working with USB 1 devices. One workaround was to use an USB 1.1 Hub inbetween.
Without you give explicit details on chipsets, SP status of the XP Pro and more, I must leave you to research the USB site.
Do try the simplest solution. The other USB ports.
One person found the front USB plugs were non-operational. Some BIOS allow enabling of front/rear seperately.
Again, YOU get to check this. Test the device in a port you know works and not just the one that's empty.