Windows 10: USB Stick is not recognized

Discus and support USB Stick is not recognized in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a 16GB USB stick. It had the ISO file of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Today I "Wiped" it using MiniTool Parttion Wizard. Subsequently it was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by layman, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. layman Win User

    USB Stick is not recognized


    I have a 16GB USB stick. It had the ISO file of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Today I "Wiped" it using MiniTool Parttion Wizard. Subsequently it was "Formatted" using the same tool. Now I have Windows 10 Creators Update in my Laptop. However, Window Explorer does not recognize it though it shows up on MiniTool Partition Wizard. Any solutions?

    :)
     
    layman, Apr 9, 2017
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  2. cscroggs3 Win User

    USB Memory Stick not recognized by Windows 10

    Windows 10 will not recognize my USB memory stick (PNY 64gb) at all. The stick worked fine under windows 8.1, (! USB Device Not Recognized The last usb device you connected to this computer). My Kingston 8gb DataTraveler USB memory stick works fine with
    Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

    ***Post moved by the moderator to the appropriate forum category.***
     
    cscroggs3, Apr 9, 2017
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  3. Cefizelj' Win User
    "USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it."

    When I attach USB Stick to my computer I get the following message: "USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it."

    This USB Stick is working fine when attached to other computers or devices only on this one computer isn't recognized.

    Device Manager is showing "Exclamation Mark" when this Stick is attached to USB port. If I unplug it, "Exclamation Mark" disappears.

    USB Stick is not recognized [​IMG]

    Can you tell me, please, what should I do to fix this issue, USB Stick to be recognized again on this computer. Thank you!
     
    Cefizelj', Apr 9, 2017
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  4. simrick Win User

    USB Stick is not recognized

    Have a look in Disk Management and see what it says there.
     
    simrick, Apr 9, 2017
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  5. swarfega Win User
    I had that issue when I used Minitool.

    Right click on the start menu and choose disk management. Find the drive in question and check out its partition. It should be blue. You can also right click on the drive number on the left column and see if it needs activating.
     
    swarfega, Apr 9, 2017
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  6. layman Win User
    It is showing on "Device Manager" but not on "Windows Explorer".
     
    layman, Apr 10, 2017
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  7. simrick Win User
    Select it, right-click, and select quick format. Of course, this will destroy anything on it....but Windows should see it then.
     
    simrick, Apr 10, 2017
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  8. layman Win User

    USB Stick is not recognized

    Thanks. Actually, a Drive Identification letter was to be assigned. Your suggested steps were very helpful.
     
    layman, Apr 10, 2017
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  9. swarfega Win User
    Glad it helped *Biggrin
     
    swarfega, Apr 5, 2018
    #9
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