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|Troubleshooting USB Drive|
The USB or the Universal Serial Port is the port that is so designed that al most any of the computer device can be connected to it. The connection is carried out based on the Universal Serial Bus. The possibilities of the devices that can be connected to the USB port include the connection of the hard disk drives, printers, mouse, keyboards, flash memory drives. The external hard disk drives and the external CD drives can also be connected to the USB port. One such heavily used drive is the USB drive. It is basically; a flash memory drive that have a good memory storage capacity. The memory is quite larger than the floppy disk. But at the same time it can be used as a floppy disk unlike the CD drive where the data or the information needs to be burn over the storage optical disk drive. But as usual there are also some problems that are associated with the USB drives as well.
Mentioned below are some of the problems regarding the USB drives and the solutions pertaining to those problems. These are some of the common problems that are discussed here. The most common problem regarding the USB drives is that the USB ports on the computer system may be disabled. A device that is connected port that is disabled cannot even be detected until and unless the USB port is enabled. If the USB 2.0 drive is not working properly then one of the reasons that may be involved is that it may be connected to the USB 1.1 port. In other case it is also possible that the USB 2.0 is not configured appropriately.
There are device drivers that need to be installed over the operating system before the user can directly use the USB device over that USB port. Consider the Microsoft Windows Operating System – the Windows 98; here the device driver of the USB drive should be installed to make it available in the computer system or to use it. But in the case of the advanced operating systems like the Windows XP or the versions of the windows greater than the 98 the device drivers are built in. If the data cable of the USB device is too long then it may also have the defects. The USB data cable should not have the length of more than 16.4 feet or approximately equivalent to about 5 meters. Even in the case if there is longer connection required between the computer system and the USB drive a self powered hub can be used.
Usually the USB port that is connected in the front of the computer system may be not connected properly to the main board or the mother board. It is also possible that a resource conflict is in existence in between another device and the USB port. The USB drive is not properly configured for the power source correctly. The AC power adapter should be selected if the drive is using an AC adapter. Else the DC power can be selected in the case where in the drive is receiving the power from the PS2 keyboard port or the USB port. Discussed above are some of the problems that may occur in regard with the USB drives. Hence there is no need to panic.
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