Flash drive not showing up after installing new motherboard with fresh Windows 7 install

Joe0511

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I recently installed a new cpu, motherboard, and added new RAM in my computer. I also formatted my HDD and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. My keyboard and mouse both work fine when plugged into the USB slots; however, my San Disk flash drive is not appearing under My Computer or the Device Manager. I have tried all the USB ports on the computer (both 2.0 and 3.0). When I go into device manager it shows that the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller does not have a driver installed. I do not have an optical drive and the only way I can connect to the internet is through a WiFi adapter which connects via USB. Since my flash drive isn't showing up I have no way to install the drivers for the USB Controller. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Ironsounds

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Hello... Your MB Disk "Should" have all the needed Drivers for you... Do you have a MB CD/DVD and Drive to install/connect to the MB? B /
 

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Hello... Typically it's a preparation #1 STEP (with internet) to download them to a USB2 stick FIRST... you could do it at a friends house and avoid using the MB Disk? B / or copy the files to a CD... they are small in memory size.
 

Joe0511

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I have a laptop with internet that I can download the drivers on but my new computer doesn't recognize the flash drive so I can't install the drivers.
 

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Hello... is it a format or OS security setting? let's check...
1) insert drive
2) right Click 'computer" manage-storage-Disk management

Do you see your USB drive Listed? B /
 

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Hello... 3) You test another USB stick into that very same PORT and check above status to that one... B /
 

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