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I can't get my Memory Stick Reader/Writer to install

Q: I can't get my Memory Stick Reader/Writer to install

My other computer died(it's getting fixed) so I'm borrowing my kids computer. I wanted to add my memory stick reader/writer to this computer also but I've installed the driver(s)but I can't seem to get it to work still. On my other computer I just put in my memory stick and then clicked on My Computer and picked the drive that it was found on. I don't see that on this computer.

I am running Win98SE and I'm using IE6. My digi-cam is a Sony Cybershot DCS-P72

Any ideas on how to remedy this situation?

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Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

A:Drivers for Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7.

Quote: Originally Posted by Roboticon

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I've been trying to install a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A but every time I do, it says that it cannot find the drivers. I've attempted to download and install some versions of the drivers meant for older versions of Windows, but those didn't work either.

Is there any way to find a driver that will allow me to use a Sony Memory Stick Reader/Writer MSAC-US1A on Windows 7?

Welcome to the forum,

All I see is an XP Driver here,

Sony eSupport - MSAC-US1A - Software Updates & Drivers

You can try installing in Compatibility Mode
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A:Sony Memory stick reader

Hi, solved my own problem!! I tried right clking "My Computer">properties>Device Manager>looked down the list & found "other devices", opened and saw something with MSAC-US1, which is on my memory stick reader, doble clked, it asked if I wanted to find the best driver> yes> and kept saying yes till it was done. It works!! Wooohoooo! Hope this helps someone else.
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Do a System Restore, choose a date prior to this problem.
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A:Guide to using a USB memory stick to install or run Linux

Step 10: Click the lightning tab to start installation.

It?ll start extracting the ISO to the USB memory stick like below:

It will then build up the space for your persistence (to save items)

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Once complete this will appear, and a page will load in your web browser:

It?s now safe to close the application. You?re done. J

Step 11: To use this, press whichever key your prompted to press during bootup to enable you to select what drive to boot with. Then select your memory stick, and hey presto, it?ll start and run exactly like a CD/DVD would, but MUCH faster!
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> Then I try to install it through a bootable PEN Drive with XP integrated.....but when I go to BIOS I don?t find the booting option with USB......:-(

Connect the USB flash memory stick to the notebook, now power ON the unit and press F12.
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I'll see if I can make this real simple:
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Hi Ed

I moved your CD-R/RW problem to All Other Software.
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Check Device Manager for any devices listed with a yellow ! or red x

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A:card reader/writer problem

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You may have two identical drives and windows could care less.

First if you have not already tried this I would give it a try:

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Try the steps here and see if it helps.
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Welcome to TSG!

According to when I searched for usb flash drive, a USB flash drive and USB pen drive are one and the same:
Known By Many Names

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I already knew that, but wondered if indeed there actually was some difference - so, none!

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-- Tom
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No ideas. I've often transferred WinZip via USB drive-never had any problem. Are you sure you're saving the downloaded file to the USB drive-if you try copying your installed version of WinZip you probably won't get it all. Other than that the only idea I have is that you have a problem with your download-have you tried re-downloading it? Maybe from a different PC?
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Is each stick always recognized as the same drive, like the "f" is always "f" even if it is the only stick plugged in?

Might want to look at this:

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Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

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-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

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Barjay, welcome to TSF.

Insert your memory stick into an empty USB port.

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A:Memory stick

Don't mix memory types. Remove the old memory sticks and use only the new memory
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A:USB Memory Stick

Try reinstalling the USB drivers or your motherboard chipset drivers.
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physical memory
Total 515568
in use 220624 so could anyone tell me from these figures how much Ram i have?


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A:Using a memory stick - help please

What file format do you use please?
Do your file names start with numbers or words?
What make is your DVD player?
If you give me those details I will look into it for you.
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A:USB memory stick

Not sure about Windows defender , but most downloads give you a choice to save or run. Many times, I have saved to a cd and burned it for friends who have a slow connection.
I think your idea should work.
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A:Memory stick

Memory modules, if the correct size, and type, should work out of the box.
Be sure you have the right stuff by going to and entering your computer brand and model, or the motherboard brand and model... for a list of what should work.
Then if you install it correctly so that it is firmly seated, the motherboard BIOS and Windows should detect it and accept it automatically.
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A:Memory stick

What's contained in the error message may help.
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