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USB flash drive question

  1. #1


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro

    USB flash drive question


    Hi !

    I have one question.

    When i power on computer, my usb flash drive isn't recognized right away.
    I need to re-plug the flash drive every time, when i power on computer, then
    it's recognized normally.

    It's not such a big problem, but i have this usb flash drive always plugged at computer back side and it's little annoying

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    It should be recognized every time after boot. Do you have any BIOS Legacy (2.0) and/or UEFI USB (3.0) options. If so, how are they set? Next, what is the specific model number of your USB drive? Does it contain any Security Software by default? If you are not going to use the Security part (if provisioned as such), do a full format of that USB drive (to default values) and retest. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    Thanks for your reply !
    I have tried usb 2.0 or 3.0 port, it's the same.
    That happens just when i power on computer, not after reboot.
    It's Verbatim flash drive :
    Store 'n' Stay NANO USB Drive 8GB | NANO USB | Verbatim Europe - Data Storage, Computer & Imaging Consumables

    It's full formated, no security software !

    I'll check also bios settings now...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I don't see any associated software that might be impacting you with the 8GB USB 2.0 version but I do see other versions with embedded security software. One more thing while you are checking your BIOS, do you have any other USB 2.0 drives that are recognized 100% of the time on boot? If so, it is not a bios issue.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    In Bios there are not any special features, all usb options are enabled.
    Yes, i have, usb midi keyboard (recognized normally) and another usb flash drive, which i'm not using it all the time,
    but i'll try to power off and power on also with that one too plugged in.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    but i'll try to power off and power on also with that one too plugged in.
    Yes, this will be the tie-breaker test.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    It's working normally with (Transcend 8gb) flash drive.
    Just Verbatim i need to re-plug to recognized it.
    In Device Manager shows Verbatim drive normally, so drivers are present and installed correctly.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK, can you try and format that Verbatim drive as shown by right-clicking it and selecting format:

    Click image for larger version

    Please select the default values and take a quick screenshot before you do it. A quick format is adequate. BTW, You do realize you will lose anything on that drive I hope.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    It was already formatted that way.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by schmety View Post
    It was already formatted that way.
    But did you reformat it anyway? And, are you confirming that the default format looks like mine?
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