USB card reader problem

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Guest

I have a 2 year old Compaq laptop with XP Home. I've been keeping the MS
updates current with the exception of SP2 which I have not installed.
I'm now getting a message on my USB External FDD "The disk in drive A is not
formatted. Do you want to format it now?" I know the disc is formatted but
then I did try to reformat it and it came up "The disc in drive A cannot be
formatted" I ran a troubleshoot and it came up with "the device is working..."
Now I thought perhaps the hardware was broken. Then I plugged in my USB
Cruzer SD card reader, another (LEI proprietary) SD reader and my external
HDD and was surprised to come up with the same results for all these external
storage devices. I have four USB ports and get the same problem on all.
Fortunately I was able to plug the camera in and download the SD card that
way but I need the other devices.
Can someone here point me to what to do next????
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

USB Hub Power Management - disable : Start/run, type DEVMGMT.MSC , then rightclick each USB Hub device, Properties, uncheck the box
on the Power Management tab.
 
G

Guest

thanks Mark but that didn't work. I found that setting on about three or four
of them. I do have a bunch of USB hub controllers (11) and it seems that
could be a problem. One Generic USB Hub, Three SIS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host
Controller, one 7002 PCI to USB 2.0 Open Host Controller, one Sony USB
floppy, one USB 2.0 Root Hub, one USB Composite Device, and three USB Root
Hub. I could delete some or all of these and try reinstalling but I don't
know which ones if any I should not delete.??
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

It's not a problem. You could delete every hardware item in the list, and they would be found on restart.
 

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