Windows 10: Can't Login on Windows, Asking for a USB flash drive

Discus and support Can't Login on Windows, Asking for a USB flash drive in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; My laptop is asking for a password when it usually asks for a pin number. There is no way to switch login options and it's saying I need a USB to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Reina609, Feb 23, 2024.

  1. Reina609 Win User

    Can't Login on Windows, Asking for a USB flash drive


    My laptop is asking for a password when it usually asks for a pin number. There is no way to switch login options and it's saying I need a USB to change the password, etc. I don't have a USB backup or Windows disk. I've tried to reset the computer using shift/restart...troubleshoot, etc. No matter what I try, it keeps asking for a password or to be signed in as an admin. My computer was acting weird yesterday and wouldn't link my phone to my laptop as usual. It also could be from a new update, but I can't uninstall the update without the password.I have another laptop that I can access and am

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    Reina609, Feb 23, 2024
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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
     
    Lazzer408, Feb 23, 2024
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  3. Megahertz Win User
    USB Flash Drive Not Recognised  

    To find what Navy suggest:: Open a CMD window as administrator and type: diskpart list disk (it will list all drives. Identify the USB drive number) select disk n (replace n by the USB drive number obtained with list disk) list part (is there more than one partition?) select part 1 detail part (is it ntfs or Fat32?) exit
     
    Megahertz, Feb 23, 2024
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  4. thraxed Win User

    Can't Login on Windows, Asking for a USB flash drive

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Feb 23, 2024
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