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#1 User is offline   mwlindsey 

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:31 PM

I am attempting to transfer files from my old computer with Windows XP to my new computer with W7. When I plug in my flash drive, the computer does not seem to recognize it. It froze up the first time I tried it and did nothing at all the second time. Can anyone help me with this?

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:52 PM

View Postmwlindsey, on 04 November 2009 - 03:31 PM, said:

I am attempting to transfer files from my old computer with Windows XP to my new computer with W7. When I plug in my flash drive, the computer does not seem to recognize it. It froze up the first time I tried it and did nothing at all the second time. Can anyone help me with this?


What are your specs? do you have all your drivers installed?
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:40 PM

Hi, I had the same problem try going to control panel and then to computer management
and then disk management plug in your drive and assign it a drive letter and it should work OK.

gmal

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:21 AM

View Postmwlindsey, on 04 November 2009 - 03:31 PM, said:

I am attempting to transfer files from my old computer with Windows XP to my new computer with W7. When I plug in my flash drive, the computer does not seem to recognize it. It froze up the first time I tried it and did nothing at all the second time. Can anyone help me with this?


Welcome to the forum ;)

I'm assuming your flash drive was recognized and worked properly with Windows XP. Can you confirm this?


You might have to find another means of transferring your files.

Edit: The problem could also be related to your USB Functionality and Windows 7. Can you give us the make and model of your computer?

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

View Postmwlindsey, on 04 November 2009 - 03:31 PM, said:

I am attempting to transfer files from my old computer with Windows XP to my new computer with W7. When I plug in my flash drive, the computer does not seem to recognize it. It froze up the first time I tried it and did nothing at all the second time. Can anyone help me with this?

Have you tried a different USB port? I have an external USB Hard Disk that sometimes fails to connect, and I just have to unplug it and then plug it in again (possibly to a different port) to make it work.
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:19 PM

View Postmwlindsey, on 04 November 2009 - 03:31 PM, said:

I am attempting to transfer files from my old computer with Windows XP to my new computer with W7. When I plug in my flash drive, the computer does not seem to recognize it. It froze up the first time I tried it and did nothing at all the second time. Can anyone help me with this?


Can you find it manually? Have you checked to see if the appropriate driver is up to date and working?
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