USB Flash Drive not working on Windows Vista?



I picked up a 16G Corsair Flash Voyager when I was in the US last month from Frys.  It worked fine on my laptop but refused to work on my desktop.  Instead I got the dialog box on below requesting drivers for it.  Naturally I didn’t have drivers for it.


I did some digging and found this article on their website. The Corsair website had some helpful FAQ’s that I found at this link it had the instructions below.

Please try the following instructions to get your USB devices working properly in Windows Vista: 1. Go to Local Disk (C)/Windows/System32/Driverstore/Filerepository 2. Go to usbstor.inf ( click the one that is newest) 3. Copy the usbstor.inf and usbstor.PNF files. 4. After you have copied the two files go to Windows/inf folder and paste the files in that folder. Now your USB devices should work.

Now – in my case, I found that the usbstor.inf and usbstor.pnf files were both missing from the Windows/inf folder.  I don’t know why – but they were.  Copy and replace as per instructions and it’s working fine now.





Category: Troubleshooting
Published: 12/05/2008 10:48 PM

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