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Windows 7: Removable Storage Problems

24 Mar 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Removable Storage Problems

Hey guys, I'm having a bit of a problem here which is driving me INSANE.

All of my Removable Storage Devices (Flash drives, External HDD) do not work with my Windows 7. When I connect them, I hear the beeps but the device sometimes show up, sometimes not and sometimes they appear after a long interval. On accessing them, Windows tell me that I need to format the drive. Well, I can't do that.

Any ideas? It's happening with all of my removable devices, not just one. They work fine with my laptop which is Windows 7 too, so I guess it's my computer's problem? Any fix? Halp?


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24 Mar 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Someone? Please.
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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

How long has your PC been doing this?
Did these drives work on there in the past?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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24 Mar 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
Hi,

How long has your PC been doing this?
Did these drives work on there in the past?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
Thanks for replying!

Erm, I've no idea how it all started. Maybe a month or something. Yes, they worked without any trouble but now they don't. (still working on other systems though)
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24 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Other people around here may have other suggestions but personally i would start by doing a couple of scans:

SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

and

Malwarebytes

See if they clear much up and test after that.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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24 Mar 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Okay so you want me to run both of them or just one?

EDIT: Should I run the tests with the devices attached?
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24 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r4fay View Post
Okay so you want me to run both of them or just one?
I would download and run both of them

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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25 Mar 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey, I ran both of the softwares and it actually found out some files which I removed as soon as I found them. But no, still no help with the Devices. :/
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