Unable to see USB or map drives

By tensasjohnny ·
I had to perform restore from MS Backup and now my system doesn?t recognize my USB devices (external hard drive or thumb drives) and it won?t let me map a network drive (unable to see workgroups) to computers on my network. This all works fine on my other two computers attached to this home network. I cannot map back to this computer that I just restored to. I?ve uninstalled and disabled drivers and let windows xp pro repopulate without success. I did xp set up repair, installed sp2 & 3 and all updates without success. I upgraded mother board bios without success.

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WHY did you have to perform restore from MS Backup ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Unable to see USB or map ...

What was the reason?
Were your USB devices already missing before the backup?

As regards the network, since the backup have you run the Network Wizard yet to re-identify the network components to the NEW installation?

If you've "..installed sp2 & sp3.." then your Backup is as old as Service Pack 1. Did you install your system Drivers BEFORE SP2 & SP3 (which are only updates to existing drivers)?

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