Removable Drive disappearing when copying

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g00022054 - Sep 23, 2008 at 12:05 PM
 xblade - Apr 22, 2010 at 02:56 PM
Hello,

everytime I connect anything to the usb drive area, whether it's a usb camera or phone or a flash drive, whatever- it appears for a few seconds and then disappears. If I don't touch the removable disk folder it remains connected, if I try to open anything on the drive, or copy something to the drive the drive will disappear and then an error message will pop up saying the file cannot be copied/read and the device will disappear from my computer and then later reappear and the autoplay functions will come again, as though i took the drive out and put it back in again (I haven't)

My HP laptop is about a month old and i'm running Windows Vista.

Please tell me what's wrong. I really don't want to reboot my computer- it's brand new!

Thanks!!

2 replies

it says in the error message
F:/ refers to a location that is unavailable.... Check to make sure the disk is properly inserted..." blah blah blah

IT'S PROPERLY INSERTED SO DON'T OFFER THAT AS A SOLUTION.
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