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IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL - USB Drive
Jul 2, 2010, 8:59 PM
I've got a Maxtor portable USB drive that I use for back-ups, etc. It has worked fine on my XP SP3 machine for over a year.
Unfortunately, I experienced a very brief full power outage (just seconds) while the USB drive was connected.
Ever since then, when I connect the drive I get the blue screen with the above error. I've tried uninstalling the drivers for the drive and USB mass storage drivers, but still get the error.
I have taken the drive and plugged it in to another XP SP3 machine and it recognized it and worked just fine!
I'm sure that the power surge corrupted a file, but which one and how do I replace it?
Jul 3, 2010
Jul 3, 2010, 1:17 AM
Connect the USB drive in the other computer, in which it works fine. Save all the files. Then do a complete format of the USB drive.
I hope you don't have the annoying U3 program on this USB. If you do, uninstall the U3.
Jul 3, 2010, 1:23 PM
Thank you - that worked perfectly!
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