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USB mass storage wont show up

By kingofjokes1999 ·
I have looked at several sites for an answer and they only partially apply to me.. i plug in my usb storage device and it wont show up on 'my computer' it will show up in device manager and yet it wont show up in the computer management. i have used it before on this computer and another but now it wont and i already have it formatted and i have items on the device too. its properties say that it is all working and the drivers are fine.. it just wont show up anywhere other than the device manager and i cant access it.. can anyone help out on this please?

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School?

by retro77 In reply to USB mass storage wont sho ...

Is this on a school computer? They may have locked it down.

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home

by kingofjokes1999 In reply to School?

its on my home computer

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If its the case that there is no drive letter assigned.

by Chris910 In reply to USB mass storage wont sho ...

--Right-click My computer
--select manage
--select disk management
--in the bottom right pane select the Drive with no assigned drive letter
--right-click it and select "change drive letter and paths"
--Click on change and select an unused drive letter

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i cant

by kingofjokes1999 In reply to If its the case that ther ...

thats a problem.. it wont show up in the disk management.. only things that show is my hard drive and my dvd drive.. not the usb

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Have you tried deleting it in device manager

by Chris910 In reply to i cant

Have you tried deleting it from device manager? (you should remove the drive and reboot the workstation prior to reinstalling)

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no go

by kingofjokes1999 In reply to Have you tried deleting i ...

just tried it and it still doing the same thing

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Having the same problem

by qmsa In reply to no go

I'm having the same problem. Did you manage to get a
solution?

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Disconnect G Drive and plugin and change

by usinguru In reply to If its the case that ther ...

Your solution worked great. And i also disconnected the duplicate mapped drive and unplugged and plugged in again , then followed your instruction by renaming to the available port (Desired). Now you needto restart.
http://usinguru.blogspot.com/2008/12/usb-mass-storage-wont-show-up.html#links

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Before you tear ALL your hair out . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to USB mass storage wont sho ...

Perhaps now is the time to make sure it does actually STILL work on another computer.

If it does - transfer the files on THAT computer.

Problem solved.

You can then continue to battle with it to get it recognised in Disk Management but the worry of the files will be gone.

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Virus's

by normhaga In reply to USB mass storage wont sho ...

There is a family of virus that is going around that removes the USB and other fixed and removable drives from the registry in an attempt to prevent you from installing malware removal products. I would first suggest you run a virus check followed by a spyware check and then look on the web to replace them in the registry.

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