Usb Devices - Flash / Hard Drive Causing Bsod

I am completely stumped as to why my flash drive (verbatim 16 gb) and my external hard drive both seem to be causing windows 7 to crash. At first, it only seemed to happen when i tried to save a word file to the flash drive (so i thought it was an issue with that device) - but when i tried to transfer files to my external hard drive, i got another bsod. Oddly, i have no trouble opening and saving to a onenote notebook file on the flash drive - but i don't know what that means.

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Usb Devices Not Detected - Bsod Driver_power_state_failure

I am using a toshiba satellite a505-s6025 running windows 7 pro 64-bit, 4gb ram, nvidia 310m graphics card. Things have been working well for a couple of months until yesterday, after i installed a western digital mybook world edition (1tb) and the most recent windows updates. After these installations, i have been having 2 problems:
1. ) First thing i noticed is that shutdown takes forever, and ends with a bsod with driver_power_state_failure message.
2. ) Secondly, none of my usb devices are being recognized anymore. Sometimes when i have these devices plugged before turning windows on they get recognized properly, but if i plug any usb devices after windows loads i do
Not get any recognition at all.
I've tried updating to the latest video drivers, bios, and uninstalling the programs that came with the wd drive (mionet and wd anywhere backup) but the problems haven't gone away.
Analyzing the memory dump led to this message:
On thu 5/13/2010 2:28:10 pm your computer crashed

This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe

Bugcheck code: 0x1000009f (0x4, 0x258, 0xfffffa8003b85040, 0xfffff80000b9c510)

Error: unknown

Dump file: c:windowsminidump

Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Drivers Causing Multiple Bsod

In addition to this issue, i also get "windows explorer" (explorer.exe) and sometimes " internet explorer" (iexplorer.exe) "has stop working errors" and whenever i watch tv (be it clear qam, ota or analog cable) it goes bsod after about 3 minutes. All my devices/latest drivers are recognized by 7 rtm (ultimate) based from the device manager window and their properties and i have all the updates including the latest installed. I am running out of ideas and is getting ready to go back to xp unless someone here can help me figure this out. By the way, playing mp3's also crashes my system.

Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Bsod When I Plug Flash Drive In

On three different windows 7 computers (two of the computers the hard drives were wiped clean of xp by windows 7 home premium upgrade 32-bit, the other a new laptop shipped with windows 7 home premium 64-bit pre-installed) when i plug either of the two flash drives i have, sometimes i will get a bsod for a couple seconds and then it reboots. Not even half the time, but i always wonder each time i put one in, will it happen this time?  If i leave the flash drive in while it reboots, there is no problem using it once i get back to the desktop. I uploaded the 3 mindumps that are on this computer to .

I know the file 020410-28392-01.dmp is from when i plugged a flash drive in, but the other two probably were too, so i uploaded all three. I tried using the debugging tools from but either it's not working right because i couldn't find a c:windowsi386 folder and didn't find i386 on the windows 7 dvd (though i suppose there's one on the xp disk) or i just don't get what it's telling me.

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Bsod Flash Drive Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I have just installed windows 7 ultimate on my desktop, upgrade from vista ultimate. When i insert one of my flash drives, i get a bsod. These flash drives work on my laptop(windows 7 64bit rtm 7100), a vista home premium desktop, and a win xp desktop. I have two other flash drives(pny 4gb, pny 512mb) that work. The two flash drives that don't work are(pny 8 gb, memorex 1 gb).

The problem started trying to transfer files from my laptop(win 7 64 bit) to my desktop(win 7 32 bit). These two drives worked the first time i plugged them in to my desktop. Is the 64 bit laptop causing the problems. I have re-formatted both flash drives in my vista computer.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Cannot Find External Hard Drive But It Shows Up In Devices And Printers

I cannot find my external hard drive under "computer" but it shows up in "devices and printers" how do i access the files on my external hard drive? I cannot find my external hard drive in "computer".

I just bought a new hp computer running windows 7. I just copied a bunch of picture, music, and movie files from my old mac (running leopard osx) onto a western digital external hard drive.

I plugged the external drive into my hp via the usb 2. 0 port on the front of the computer. Windows recognized the drive. It shows up in control panel/hardware and sound/devices and printers as "external hdd".

It does not show up in "computer" under "devices with removable storage". I just want to access my files so i can copy them to my new computer. How do i access my files on the external drive?  Why isn't it showing up in "computer"?

Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hard Drive, Devices Window Takes Long Time To Open

When i open the "computer" window, to see the hard drive, devices, etc. It's taking five minutes for it to load. Why is it taking so long when the drives and devices should just pop up? Click on the start icon, move over to my computer, then wait forever for it to load.

It doesn't make sense why, this system is analyzing the content for so long when i just bought tis computer. I have a mac, and i know this is different. But my dell laptop, and my wife's old computer doesn't nearly take this long. If i right click over computer, open in new window appears, and it acts as it always has. Why the unnecessary difference between the two. It should be shouldn't let this go on for long.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Flash Causing Internet Browsers To Hang

This has been an ongoing issue and i am so sick of it. Flash content is constantly causing any internet browser i use to hang. My main browser is firefox. It mostly happens with flash video like on youtube. Sometimes it works fine for a while and then all of a sudden when i go to play a new video the browser will hang. When the browser hangs i will no longer be able to watch videos unless the computer is restarted. When the browser hangs it also affects windows too.

I can't even play videos on wmp, it would hang too. It only happens if the browser was hanged. I always get the hang errors when it happens in firefox but i have no idea how to use them. I have made dump files too when it happens but i do not have a clue how to use them. (Something about signature files or something)

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Bootable Flash Drive Or Hard Drive To Install Win 7

estimating windows 7 wim file sizes - ufd too small for image. I was trying to capture awim file for windows 7 to a bootable ufd, but the 16gb ufd was too small. I reran and directed the capture to a usb hard drive. Is there a tool to estimate the ufd size required? Is the fat32 format a constraint?Can i build a bootable usb hard drive and capture the image to it so that if i boot from the usb hd instead of the ufd? Can i install from a usb hard drive instead of the ufd? Then i would not be limited to the usb size of 16gb or 32gb.

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Flash Player Causing Blue Screen Error

I have recently bought a new system. Everything runs perfectly except for one critical problem; i can't view flash videos or anything played in a web browser by flash player. Animated flash advertisements will load to the first couple of frames, i will hear a bit of noise and then a brief 1-2 second system hang and straight in to a blue screen. Same goes for youtube etc, might see a frame, if that, a brief noise and hang/blue-screen. This has occurred since i have purchased the pc.

I have attempted to fix the problem by updating my graphics drivers to the latest, updating flash player to the latest, updating sound drivers to the latest.

System:amd i5 750 ati radeon 5870 realtek audio i am just viewing the blue-screen dump file, there is no bug check string, however it seems to indicate an amd/graphics driver causing the conflict.

Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Flash Hard Drives Not Recognized

Since purchasing my computer, i've been able to use the various usb drives for other hardware such as wireless internet, hauppage tv reception, and wireless mouse/keyboard. However, any attempt at reading an external flash drive (then larger external hard drive) on all of the ports the drive is not successful. The drive appears in the device manager and is appropriately named, it is also listed in the disk management window as disc 5 (underneath the various sd drive ports and whatnot-one of which appears to be assigned the name of usb external hard drive when in fact it is not).

Upon attempt to reassign a drive path/letter the message appears that "disk management console view not up to date", but restarting does no good. Dell support is not supportive and claim it is a software problem because the ports work for other devices.

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Bsod When Moving Win 7 Hard Drive To Amd

Moving my windows 7 hard drive to my new amd quad pc. Bsod when the windows logo starts. How can i fix? I have windows 7 running on my old amd 64 pc and i want to move the hard drive to my new amd 9950 quad pc. Upon boot, it starts up fine and when the animated microsoft logo starts, it freezes and goes into a reboot loop. The error code is: 

Windows 7 error, 0x0000007b (0x80786b58, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

If i plug the drive back into the original pc, boots up perfectly! What's the secret on this? I even tried usign a system restore that i created in windows 7 to a new hard drive and still get the same error. I really do not want to to a new - clean install as i have so many apps loaded. It'll take almost a whole day to re-install all of them.

Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Flash Drive And External Hard Drive Are Not Recognised

Flash drive and external hard drive and i phone are not recognized. I have a packard bell touch screen computer running windows 7. The machine will not recognize my usb mass storage devices or flash drives even though they have previously worked.

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive - Usb Device Is Not Recognized

I have tried 4 different usb flash drives from different manufacturers and my usb hard drive from western digital. Windows 7 recognizes it until i start transferring files. Then it can't find the drive. When i unplug it and plug it back in, i get a notification that the usb device is not recognized. After i restart the computer, it does the same thing all over again. I ran vista before windows 7 and never had this problem. I am very frustrated. I must have access to my flash & external drives or windows 7 is useless to me.

Posted On: 2009-12-14 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Ati Radeon X300 Graphics Drivers Causing Laggy Flash Video Playback

Ati radeon x300 graphics drivers causing laggy flash video playback in all web browsers, under new windows 7 x64 install. I am having a problem with an ati radeon x300 driver and just wondered if you might be able to help?

I basically did a clean install of windows 7 on my pentium 3. 0ghz with 3gb ram and everything worked great. However, i installed an updated video driver for my ati radeon x300 and installed photoshop cs4 and also a reg entry which adobe offer to force enable hardware acceleration when the option is not available in your display adaptor properties.

Anyway since i installed cs4 and ran the new drivers and reg entry flash video playback within all my browsers has suffered. It is ok when small, but when full screen it drops frames and is slow and laggy. Another thing i noticed is 720p youtube playback is very laggy and before it used to play fine.

Anyway i booted in xp (i have a dual boot system) and tried to run flash videos and they did the same. However in my xp config i can lower the hardware acceleration which i did (by 1 notch) and it fixed the issue.

However in windows 7 & i have this new driver installed which doesn't seem to support the changing of hardware acceleration. I am pretty sure if i lower it it will be fine but i can't get to the setting. I tried uninstalling the card and installing the older drivers in safe mode but it wouldn't let me. Does anyone know how i can lower hardware acceleration so i can get these videos playing back properly?

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Not Seen In My Computer But Seen In Drive Management

I have a problem win 7 dose not recognize usb flash drive it is seen in drive management and has a letter assigned to it but it is not seen in my computer it works fine on xp pro and home.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Problem

I have windows 7 on a dell inspiron 1525 (originally came with vista). Every time i use my flash drive to read or play files, or even just view files on windows explorer, it freezes up. The only way to fix it is to unplug it and wait, otherwise it will just sit there with a blank white screen. This never happened on my xp desktop. But what i wanted to do was back up my system. It seems to work until it reaches 25%.

That's when it freezes again. This also happens with a blank cd. The only external memory (besides an external hdd [i never tried that]) that works is a sd card. I don't have a high enough memory card so i'm stuck. I need something to back my system on.

Posted On: 2009-11-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Can I Use Usb Flash Drive For Backup ?

Can i use usb flash drive for backup in windows 7? I have tried unsuccessfully to backup my data onto a hp 4 gb flash drive that was inserted into the ubs port and i can't save backups to a flash drive
Does anyone had a solution to this problem?

Posted On: 2009-11-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Erase From The Usb Flash Drive

I attempted to install a chrome os(portable) on to my 8gb flash drive, but it didn't work. But i can't erase it from the flash drive now because windows vista recognizes it as a unformatted drive and now reads as 720mb. I did not try to format the drive because i don't know if it will do further damage.

The software i used to install the .img file is win32diskimager (, i used this software along with power iso all the time so i figured i knew how to install something from a flash drive i was wrong, the only thing i can possibly think of is a software program to decipher the type of .img it is and delete it.

Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Readyboost - How To Recover Usb Flash Drive ?

I have a 4gb flash-drive that i allocated 2gb for readyboost. I cannot access the other 2gb for storage or create a simple drive. I have tried to "turn off readyboost", but cannot format the whole 4gb, only 2gb. How do i format all 4gbs back from readyboost? In computer>manage, the unallocated 2gb i cannot do anything with.

Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable Eject Usb Flash Drive

I've recently installed windows 7 on my system and since then i am having problem in ejecting my usb devices. When ever i click on eject the pop-up notification in the system tray says "your hardware can be removed safely" but the light on the flash drive still keeps blinking and i can still access the drive. Even if i repeat the process of clicking on safely remove hardware at various location(system tray, devices and printers, my computer. ) I am still able to access the device despite the message "you can safely remove the hardware)

My flash drive has even produced bad sectors because of unplugging the device ignoring this.

Posted On: 2010-03-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Readyboost On 16gb Usb Flash Drive

Windows recommends reserving 15. 125 gb for ready boost on a 16 gb usb flash drive, but if i set it to that capacity the drive usage indicator turns from blue to red. Even though the stripe turns red it still shows a small amount of space available on the drive, but only around 570 mb. Should i ignore this red stripe or dial back the reserved space for ready boost? If i dedicate the entire device to ready boost it also turns red.

Will ready boost still function properly if the indicator is red when dedicated entirely to ready boost?

Posted On: 2010-07-26 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Autoplay Not Working For Usb Flash Drive

Auto-play works smoothly on my windows 7 pro 64 bit installation with one exception. For some reason, it will not initiate with my usb drive (formatted fat32). The drive shows up in explorer just fine. I have already gone into the control panel for autoplay, and changed just about every setting imaginable, to no avail.

This is not a huge deal, except that it would be nice for this device to have the same behavior as other autoplay type devices. Oh, by the way, autoplay works just fine with this usb thumb drive on my notebook.

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Hidden In Explorer

I can see my f: drive in my admin account; but when i switch to mys daily user account -  any usb flash drive plugged in is invisible - if i manually type f: into the path box - it lists the drive contents just fine.

I've used admin, comp management, disks and the drive shows up as f: without any problems, if i re-name it to x: it then shows up in explorer; but swap it for another usb flash drive and its again invisible. Switch to admin account and its plainly visible. I had a look with tune-up utilities and the 'customizable drive displays' option for f: is ticked. I can hide and display other drives this way; but f: never appears.

Note i have a card reader, so drives g: h: k: are also always visible; dvd drive is e: and i have 2 hard drives c: & d: plus a hidden recovery drive, i can rename that to x: and it shows and hides - but still no f: drive. Where is the 'display / hide drives' option in win 7. I used to be able to do this in tweak ui on xp; biy do we miss that utility.

Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Device Not Working

I have about 3-4 flash drives. 2 from kingston and 2 from transcend. I'm having trouble using the 4 gb transcend flash drive and 32 gb kingston flash drive. Scenario 1> the transcend pen-drive: the device is not recognized after i plug it in and when i go to open it from start>computer  it gives me error message"please insert a disk into the removable disk. "

Troubleshooting done:

1> change the drive letter from disk management wizard(start> right click on computer>manage).

2> checked for usbstor value(3).

3> checked on numerous computers(xp, vista, windows 7)

4> deleting usb root hubs and controllers and allowing windows to re-install them.

5> updated bios. Scenario 2> with the 32gb kingston flash drive.

Unlike the transcend pendrive, this seems to behave very strangely. The problem arises after i tried to format the drive. Though data can be copied, it cannot be viewed. (Be it any files music, video, documents)troubleshooting done: same as the previous one.

Posted On: 2010-06-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installing Win 7 To A Usb Flash Drive

I own an asus eee and i have been wanting to install windows 7 ultimate onto it for a while now. Unfortunately the hard drive only has around 3. 7 gb of memory in it. I was wondering if i could possibly install it to an 8 gb usb flash drive instead. Earlier today i was trying to figure out why the usb drive wasn't on the list of locations to install to, and in my desperation i accidentally formatted my entire hdd, rendering the laptop useless unless i can install an os onto it. I have tried google-ing and it constantly keeps displaying how to install from a usb flash drive. I just want to install windows 7 onto my lappy toppy without buying any extra hardware.

Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can't Eject Usb Hard Drive, Drive Always In Use

I have a 500gb maxtor onetouch 4 external usb backup drive that is set to do weekly backups with windows backup. This works great except that everything and their grandmother wants to spin the hard drive up whenever possible. This is not an ideal situation: with exception to backup, this drive is not used for anything. So i had a great idea, i'll keep the drive unmounted until i need to backup which then a newly created scheduled task would mount, backup and unmount when done! Well, turns out, windows doesn't think so. And this makes me a sad panda.

Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Write Protected Message

I have recently purchased a 32gb usb flash drive. I have been using it ok until 3 days ago. I now get a message saying "write protected". There is no write protection switch on the device. How do i remove the write protection.

Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb Flash Drive Write Protected Problem

I have a usb flash drive that will not initialize in disk management because it is being reported as write protected. There are no switches or etc on the key. It is an older 512 gb lexar key. I tried the hkey_local_machinesystemcurrentcontrolsetcontrol storagedevicepolicies" - dword "writeprotect" set to '0' regedit solution i see some people mention. It didn't help. I'm not sure if this really applies to windows 7.

Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .