Repeating system startup with Lexar flash drive: no problem.
Checked SanDisk website: the Cruzer mini requires no driver to work on the WinXP OS.
So that's why the flash drive doesn't give itself a name, grrr. With this new computer I have 7 USB ports and it is confusing not knowing which one has my flash drive.
Called eMachines tech support they don't know how to do anything except Restore the OS. No way! Lose all my work for a minor problem like this?
It is annoying though. I planned on having the Cruzer mini always connected for automated backups of data. I don't think the OS is corrupted, maybe just needs some tweaking. I did check the BIOS and it was set up to boot from CD-ROM, Hard Drive, Removable, Lan. I disabled the Removable boot but still no joy. Worse case I guess I'll just get a different brand flash drive.
Can anyone help?
EDIT: the next day...read on some other forum about going into control panel->administrative tools->computer management...there's a disk management section in there under Storage...I think I selected the Sandisk drive and then told it to "Rescan Disks" from the Action menu. Now I have had a successful reboot that made it all the way to the logon screen while the flash drive was connected to the USB port. I think I'll assume that my OS is not corrupted, stupid eMachines. :weep: I miss my Cyberpower computer
Edited by Tab, 26 September 2005 - 11:01 AM.