Solved Pen Drive Not Recognised In Windows Vista

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on January 24, 2009



One of our readers Vinod sent us a problem saying

My Trancend 4GB pen-drive not working in my newly installed vista
ultimate ! And..but it is working in my friends vista ultimate.


We have provided various solutions for USB drive problems in our collection of Top 10 USB Drive Problems, however there is a Windows Vista Specific Problem which we are going to fix for you through this post.


This problems  arises when the service called “IDriverT”, which is responsible for detecting your newly attached devices and Install drivers for them somehow stops to work. Lets see how to fix it.


To enable this service, follow these simple steps:

1. Press “Window Key + R”, this will open run prompt, type “msconfig” in it and press enter.


2. Above step will open System Configuration Window as seen below, on this windows press on Services tab.



3. In this windows Check the Service called “InstallDriver Table Manager” , click Apply and Ok. It may ask you to re-start your computer, restart it if it asks.


4. After restart, plug in the USB drive and give it a minute or so, it will recognize the pen-drive and will install it. If it does to install it even now, then follow the step 5 below to re-start the “IDriverT” service from task manager.


5. Press Shift+CTRL+ESC key together, it will open Task-Manager for you, on task manager, click on services Tab and locate the service named “IDriverT”, Right Click on it and Click Start Service.


It fixed the problem on my laptop, hope it will help you too. Please leave your comment below or suggestion if you want to add something.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

kavi January 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Respected Abhishekbhai
I was waiting for this blog,and thanks for it.
But this has not solved my problem.
In my LAPTOP,in MSCONFIG in SERVICES tag, “InstallDriver Table Manager” is not found.
More in Windows Task Manager “IDriver T” is not found.
The same problem I have too.But SCANDISK pendrive is running and rest are not.

Anindya June 3, 2009 at 9:14 am


i am having the same prblem, in my laptop also “InstallDriver Table Manager” is not found.

pls help

aimi October 4, 2009 at 8:14 pm

i have the same problem too. there is no “InstallDriver Table Manager” in my laptop. pls help me ..

kishanbabu November 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

verbatim pendrive(4gb)not detected by vista but 1gb is working fine. earlier it was working fine suddenly it stopped.
“InstallDriver Table Manager” and “IDriver T” is not found in pc.

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