USB flash drives recognized as “floppy drive”

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I have a user who is using a USB Hub with 4 ports. Windows XP system will correctly recognize the USB harddrive and printers attached, but when the user inserts his USB flash drive, it recognizes it as a 3-1/2 Floppy. All USB flash drives used on his system have the same result. Even if he plugs it directly into the computer, it will come up the same way, so this isn't just a USB Hub issue (USB printers and Harddrives are recognized correctly no matter how they are connected). When the USB flash drive is recognized as a floppy, there is only access to first 1.4M of space on it and you can't see anything else beyond that point. Any suggestions on how I should repair this? No device errors show up at all. Thanks in advance for any help!

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The windows may failed to assign the correct letter to the drive. Right click on My computer select Manage, from the right side list pane select disk management. On the pendrive letter right click and select change the drive letters and paths. Then try assigning another letter.

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  • shaktech
    I agree with Donland12345, I have done that solution for a similar problem that OnTheEdge is having and it resolved the issue.
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