USB Flash mem stick error

Hi Guys

New to this site and really looking for some help. I have purchased two new USB mem sticks from and unable to get them to be recognised on my PC. They will work on other PC and laptop.

When I put into USB port New hard ware wizard runs, looks for driver then fails with following error messages:

An error occurred during the installation of the device. The data is invalid.

Am some what confused as I can use my Cosair Flash Voyager and Sony stick which I have used for a long while. It is just any new ones give the same error as above.

Any ideas please

Kind Regards
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  1. What operating system are you running?

    Have you checked the device manager under control panel? If there are any question marks in there, you might want to right click on them.
  2. Hi I am using XP SP3. When sick is in usb port it shows up as other device with the yellow error mark. Properties show this not functioning properly reinstall drivers. I do this and the same thing occurs as in first post.
  3. If you reboot with it in does the bios detect it correctly?
  4. Can you right click and uninstall the driver before you reinstall?
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