Not recognized by Computer

[qanda]This thread is about the Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go USB 1 inch External HD Drive 8GB. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]When inserted into the USB port of a computer with Windows Xp and Vista, attempt will be made by the computer to recognize it, but it will eventually fail to register it as a drive and therefore inaccessible. What can be done to have the computer recognize it? I suspect the software necessary for this is corrupted. Let somebody help with a solution to this problem.

Make sure hte usb ports are enabled (BIOS and hardware wise) and also meet the usb 2 standard.