Hi people, new to the forum.
I've had a problem for sometime now, for about a month whenever I plug in a USB device (such as an external hard drive) it says that the device is now ready to use, but it simply won't show up on my computer.
I've tried a few other USB devices since I noticed this problem, and it does the same thing. They simply won't show up.
I've never had this problem before, I'm guessing it's perhaps because I had to reintsall power dvd 11 as it was bugging out on me, and it suddenly came up with an install shield error detector (I've read that powerdvd11 can be very buggy, so I've since purchased CorrelWinDVD11 to play my blu-rays). Or it could be because my dvd and bd rom suddenly went missing, so I followed some instructions on google on how to delete some paths, restart the computer, and sure enough, they showed up again.
I really don't know what's causing this, and if there's anything I can do to solve it.
I also must note that with my old usb devices, they still show up fine, but anything new, such as an external usb hard drive or a new memory stick, or anything new usb related, won't show up.
This is obviously becoming very annoying as I'm planning on buying a new camcorder in the future to do some editing, but these usb devices, even with a mouse, just won't show up and my computer doesn't detect it!
Is this a common problem, and if so, how can I fix it? (By the way, I tried renaming the paths in the driver
device manager, but it comes up with an error message and does nothing).
I hope I don't have to reinstall windows 7 again, as I could lose everything (which is the reason I got the extra 600TB USB external hub).
Plus, it's a custom built PC, which an old friend who no longer lives locally anymore, fixed it up for me and did the partitions, installed the software for the graphics card and everything (I know nothing about these kinds of things).
Thanks in advance-