I am trying to save a file from one of the public computers to my USB flash drive, and the computer does not recognize the flash drive. What can I do to save the file to my flash drive?
On the Dell machines that are deployed in the libraries, the front USB ports don't emit as much power as those ports in the back. The back ports (because of their proximity to the power supply) provide more juice to power USB devices plugged into the back USB ports.
Also, the monitors connected to the public kiosks do not have a USB cable connecting back to the desktop computer. Therefore the USB ports in the monitor do not work.
Try plugging the flash drive into a USB port on the back of the machine. This should fix your problem.