Why USB flash drives recognized in some ports but not others ?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Paul, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Paul

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    Got a bunch of Optiplex GX270's, all ghosted with the same XP SP2 image.
    There's a few boxes that will give an error message to the effect of "can't
    initialize device" when a USB flash drive (thumb drive) is inserted in the
    machine. Sometimes moving the thumb drive from a rear USB port to a front
    port (or vice versa) will solve the problem, sometimes not. I've seen it
    happen every now and then with USB printers as well. Anybody know if
    there's a fix?


    -- Paul
    Paul, Feb 23, 2008
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