Pen drive not detecting

scandalouskk - Oct 29, 2008 at 04:32 AM
 rahman - Aug 11, 2009 at 06:20 AM
Hello ,
my pen drive is detecting when it is inserted into port.
When i tried to open, system displays an message "INSERT DISK INTO DRIVE "..
My keyboard and mouse are working properly which when connected through same port.
I tried at different port but in vain.
wat shall i do???
Thx in advance

4 responses


You may have faced a problem when you insert your pen drive and it gets detected very easily but it doesn’t show up as a drive icon in My Computer. The computer detects the pen drive but data on pen drive is not visible as the pen drive is not visible in My Computer (Explorer).

This problem occurs mainly when windows XP fails to allocate a drive letter to your portable drive(pen drive). It occurs mostly with new pen drives connected to your computer for the first time. If you face such problem then it may not be the pen drive’s fault, rather it may be windows trouble.


You can fix this issue by following some simple steps given below.

1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.

2. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window will appear.

3. On this disk management window, you can see some drives including the portable drive. Right click on your portable drive and click change drive letter and paths.

4. Now a assign a new drive letter which is not being used by any of your drives in My Computer.

5. After assigning the new drive letter your portable drive will show up in my computer with other drives
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Nov 1, 2008 at 12:30 AM
In the Device Manager click on "view" at the top and "show hidden devices"
click on the + next to Universal Serial Bus Controllers:
then uninstall all USB listings like "USB composite device" or "USB mass storage device"
turn the computer off and unplug all USB devices
reboot twice(yes 2 times) and then plug in your USB device

I just might work.
Istill have priblem with my usb flash drive its detecting but didn't open the drive or format pleas tell what i am do for this problem its a 2gb pen drive
after change drive name and path but not formating
insert disk