moderated USB stick issue/question


Madison Martin
 

I have a USB stick that I leave plugged into my laptop, but lately I've been
noticing that it just randomely comes up. I'll be writing an email or something
and all of a sudden it just pops up when I haven't touched it or anything, it
used to only open up when I'd plug it into my laptop. I find this rather
annoying, I'm perfectly capable of opening it whenever I need/want to, I don't
need/want it opening up for no reason. Any idea why this is happening and what I
can do to stop it (other then not having it plugged into my laptop all the
time)? Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks for any help,
Madison


Chris Hill
 

The most obvious reason I can think of for such behavior is that it is losing and then regaining connection.  I'd unplug it and try it in a different port just as a test.  I'd then try using a different stick as another test.  If it happens with another stick, something in your version of windows has changed and you'll have to work on it, if another stick works fine, then I wouldn't trust the first one anymore.


CH

On 9/3/2021 17:06, Madison Martin wrote:
I have a USB stick that I leave plugged into my laptop, but lately I've been
noticing that it just randomely comes up. I'll be writing an email or something
and all of a sudden it just pops up when I haven't touched it or anything, it
used to only open up when I'd plug it into my laptop. I find this rather
annoying, I'm perfectly capable of opening it whenever I need/want to, I don't
need/want it opening up for no reason. Any idea why this is happening and what I
can do to stop it (other then not having it plugged into my laptop all the
time)? Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks for any help,
Madison






tom x <ballistic719@...>
 

I also have a USB stick permanently inserted into my desktop which acts as an additional drive. Windows 10 wanted to regularly scan  the new Sandisk 32 gb stick for errors only after about a month. The Sandisk was replaced with a Samsung 32 gb stick and it has been working without problems for nearly 12 months.   


As others have suggested, it would be worth doing a few tests with other ports and sticks prior to replacing the stick.

Cheers


Tom





On 4/09/2021 8:06 am, Madison Martin wrote:
> I have a USB stick that I leave plugged into my laptop, but lately > I've been noticing that it just randomely comes up. I'll be writing > an email or something and all of a sudden it just pops up when I > haven't touched it or anything, it used to only open up when I'd plug > it into my laptop. I find this rather annoying, I'm perfectly capable > of opening it whenever I need/want to, I don't need/want it opening > up for no reason. Any idea why this is happening and what I can do > to stop it (other then not having it plugged into my laptop all the > time)? Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks for any > help, Madison > > > > > > > > .


Bill White
 

Hi, Madison. The best way I know to prevent this behavior is,

1. Open Windows Settings with Windows key plus I.
2. TAB to the settings categories, and Right Arrow to Devices, and press
ENTER.
3. TAB to Devices categories, arrow down to Autoplay, and press ENTER.
4. TAB to Choose AutoPlay defaults, Removable drive Combo box, and arrow up
to "Do nothing", and press ENTER.

The down side to this is that, when you plug in your drive, you will need to
use Windows key plus E to go to Windows Explorer, and navigate to your
stick. It won't come up automatically this way.

Bill White

billwhite92701@att.net

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Subject: USB stick issue/question

I have a USB stick that I leave plugged into my laptop, but lately I've been
noticing that it just randomely comes up. I'll be writing an email or
something
and all of a sudden it just pops up when I haven't touched it or anything,
it
used to only open up when I'd plug it into my laptop. I find this rather
annoying, I'm perfectly capable of opening it whenever I need/want to, I
don't
need/want it opening up for no reason. Any idea why this is happening and
what I
can do to stop it (other then not having it plugged into my laptop all the
time)? Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks for any help,
Madison