Windows 10: USB flash drives not working

Discus and support USB flash drives not working in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi there, I purchased a custom build PC (new with Windows 10 Pro), however USB storage devices dont appear to be working. However, other USB devices... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by wayne783, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. wayne783 Win User

    USB flash drives not working


    Hi there,

    I purchased a custom build PC (new with Windows 10 Pro), however USB storage devices dont appear to be working. However, other USB devices such as keyboards, mouses and headsets etc. seem to work fine. It just appears to be storage devices...

    I have tried device manager and doing updates, uninstalling then reinstalling again but keep getting the following message:

    "Windows encountered a problem installing the drivers for your device. Windows found drivers for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install. Access is denied. If you know the manufacturer of your device, ytou can visit their website and check their support section for drivers."

    Not sure where to go from here? I cannot afford to not be able to use USB storage devices etc...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks,


    Wayne

    :)
     
    wayne783, Oct 17, 2020
    #1
  2. zbook Win User

    install.wim is 7GB, how to make a bootable USB flash drive

    This is a method to make a ntfs flash drive.

    The trial and error step will be booting using Legacy BIOS...

    Code:
    This is the link:
    Guide: How to Format USB Flash Drive Using Cmd - EaseUS

    The link did not use active so that is why it is a trial and error step.
     
    zbook, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. USB Flash drive made bootable

    Hi Nelson,

    Check if there is any slide switch on the side that provides write protection. It show's a closed and open lock on each side. We suggest to follow these steps below:

    • Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port.
    • Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Search textbox and press Enter.
    • Find Disk Drives and expand it.
    • Find the USB flash drive you want to format, and double-click it. It opens the
      Properties dialog box.
    • Click Policies tab.
    • By default, the Optimize for quick removal option selected, switch it to Optimize for performance and then press
      OK.
    • Now open Computer. Right click on the USB Flash Drive and select Format. The Format dialog box now appears.
    • Select NTFS in the File System field.
    • Press Start and wait while the process will be completed.

    You can also connect the USB drive on a different computer and try formatting.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Martin Bar, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Lazzer408 Win User

    USB flash drives not working

    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, Oct 17, 2020
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