I Hate Mysteries!!



axipolti@yahoo.com
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Hi,

I inserted my new SANDISK Mini-Cruzer USB plug-in drive and it would
not work. The instructions for the unit said that it does not need any
XP drivers! Somehow, and I can't recall exactly how I did it, I
deleted all files on the Cruzer which appeared to be only security
files anyway...the drive was now blank! And it worked beautifully; I
have it loaded with goodies now.

BUT, another dopey mystery! If left in the PC while booting, WIN XP
home will not boot. As soon as I see a black screen staring at me for
two or three minutes, I realize what's happening and I pull the drive.
Bingo..WIN XP boots.

What's worse, unpredictable and wacko in-laws or the Sandisk Mini
Cruzer? At least I can get asolution from this venue!!

ThanXXXXX
Mike
Picture Rocks, AZ

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
1) Check in your BIOS to ensure that the PC is not set to look for a USB
drive on startup (like looking for a CD or a floppy).... if it is, it's
looking for an operating system or bootdisk routing on the USB drive and
that's why it won't go any further.

2) Ensure you have assigned it a drive letter... Right click on My Computer
and click on Manage. On the next screen, click on Disk Management. It
should appear on the right hand side of the screen. Assign it a drive
letter and it should now show up in Windows Explorer as a Removable Drive
and you can use it just as you do a standard hard drive.
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

<axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1116687151.960360.317420@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I inserted my new SANDISK Mini-Cruzer USB plug-in drive and it would
> not work. The instructions for the unit said that it does not need any
> XP drivers! Somehow, and I can't recall exactly how I did it, I
> deleted all files on the Cruzer which appeared to be only security
> files anyway...the drive was now blank! And it worked beautifully; I
> have it loaded with goodies now.
>
> BUT, another dopey mystery! If left in the PC while booting, WIN XP
> home will not boot. As soon as I see a black screen staring at me for
> two or three minutes, I realize what's happening and I pull the drive.
> Bingo..WIN XP boots.
>
> What's worse, unpredictable and wacko in-laws or the Sandisk Mini
> Cruzer? At least I can get asolution from this venue!!
>
> ThanXXXXX
> Mike
> Picture Rocks, AZ
>
>

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Try going into the Bios and set the System Drive (drive with WinXP on
it) as first boot device.
<axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1116687151.960360.317420@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I inserted my new SANDISK Mini-Cruzer USB plug-in drive and it would
> not work. The instructions for the unit said that it does not need any
> XP drivers! Somehow, and I can't recall exactly how I did it, I
> deleted all files on the Cruzer which appeared to be only security
> files anyway...the drive was now blank! And it worked beautifully; I
> have it loaded with goodies now.
>
> BUT, another dopey mystery! If left in the PC while booting, WIN XP
> home will not boot. As soon as I see a black screen staring at me for
> two or three minutes, I realize what's happening and I pull the drive.
> Bingo..WIN XP boots.
>
> What's worse, unpredictable and wacko in-laws or the Sandisk Mini
> Cruzer? At least I can get asolution from this venue!!
>
> ThanXXXXX
> Mike
> Picture Rocks, AZ
>


I Hate Mysteries!!