USB memory stick random behaviour

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  1. Posts : 72
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    USB memory stick random behaviour


    I've found windows 10 is a bit random with USB memory stick. Previously under win7, some memory sticks work on the USB3 ports, some didn't, generally most worked on the USB2. Win7 was consistent with the various memory stick, same stick worked or didn't work in the USB ports.

    Win 10 seems to randomly either see it as normal, not see it at all, or (my favourite) appear for 2 seconds, then disappear for 2 seconds, then appear for 2 seconds then disappear. It also behaves like this on any of the ports.

    It's a good quality Gigabyte motherboard, Z77-D3H (i think), can't see the motherboard being a problem if it worked ok before.
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    vexorg said:
    I've found windows 10 is a bit random with USB memory stick. Previously under win7, some memory sticks work on the USB3 ports, some didn't, generally most worked on the USB2. Win7 was consistent with the various memory stick, same stick worked or didn't work in the USB ports.

    Win 10 seems to randomly either see it as normal, not see it at all, or (my favourite) appear for 2 seconds, then disappear for 2 seconds, then appear for 2 seconds then disappear. It also behaves like this on any of the ports.

    It's a good quality Gigabyte motherboard, Z77-D3H (i think), can't see the motherboard being a problem if it worked ok before.
    You might wanna check out the Gibabyte website for Chipset drivers for Windows 10.

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=4140#dl

    Since you have a dual BIOS, make sure that both are mirror each other so you have something to go back to if something goes wrong.
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  3. spapakons's Avatar
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    Even better, download more recent chipset drivers directly from Intel's site.
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  4. Posts : 72
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    Yeah, will update the chipset drivers. I'm surprised up to dates ones aren't in windows 10, the PC is 3 years old now.
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  5. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows may have generic drivers that work in some chipsets, but not all. Installing Intel's latest drivers for the specific chipset makes it more stable and more compatible. It also takes advantage of any features the device may have that are not used in the generic driver.
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    Done a bios update, and used gigabyte's chipset drivers first, seems to be ok now. Thanks!
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  8. Posts : 72
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    While it seems happy with memory sticks, iPods seem to upset windows10 as iTunes manages to sync, while windows10 is floundering deciding what do do with the new device. As long as iTunes wins then all is still good.
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  9. spapakons's Avatar
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    Update iTunes to the latest version. Open iTunes before you connect the iPod so Windows won't try anything while it is connected.
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  10. Posts : 72
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    Strange as win7 would open iTunes on any apple device being connected. Only if it was an iPhone would win7 also ask if you want to open the photos as a folder.
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