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Windows 7: Harddisk appears as local disk

30 Oct 2012   #101
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Bill just out of pure curiosity I took a look at my own device management and I am wondering what is in stoleaways machine as it states it is a Ricoh based feature and I haven't noticed Ricoh around for a long time. Plus the card reader seems to be a in a totally different locale.

I am probably barking at the wrong dog and please tell me to take a running jump if.... but I was wondering what was in the disk drives in stoleaways machine indicate




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30 Oct 2012   #102
stoleaway

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

here's a screenshot of device mgmt w/o my seagate ext hdd plugged in

Hmm, I will do the rest tomorrow k (sorry ><) just reached home from work, work is busy nowadays as some of my colleagues just quit ><
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30 Oct 2012   #103
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

John,

Wordsworth's post was on the same track - a mfr uses different components for similar devices. So we'll just have to take one step at a time. The card reader is not the issue, it might cause me to ask questions or take action to move it out of the equation. Without physical access to a machine, it's difficult to get all of the information needed at one point in time.

anyway.... you're fine and thanks for posting your DevMgr. I think i asked stoleaway to look in DevMgr and post what it says re: Ricoh.... no? Maybe that was another thread.
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....I am wondering what is in stoleaway's machine as it states it is a Ricoh based feature ..... Plus the card reader seems to be a in a totally different locale.

..... but I was wondering what was in the disk drives in stoleaway's machine indicate
Ok, since there is a DevMgr from stoleaway and it isn't clearing up the Ricoh question. Let's get the big picture.

stoleaway: Please run a new Speccy report. I discovered that you can publish the report (file menu) instead of saving it and Speccy will strip out sensitive info (product keys) for you before it posts on the Piriform server. You'll get a URL that you can post here.

Thanks all

Bill
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30 Oct 2012   #104
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Portable devices: I've always been leaning to investigate them further, but well you know.... all of the other things got in the way.

Are there any devices attached when you posted that DevMgr?
F:\ is configured as a portable device and that was the drive letter assigned to the Seagate drive (stoleaway, please confirm - I might be confusing the Seagate and WD drives)
WPD FileSystem Volume Driver shows an error.
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30 Oct 2012   #105
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

After a little research it appears as though the problem with the WPD Filesystem volume Driver might be a consequence of following the Generic USB solution. Not to worry, the solution for that seems straight forward, although there might be a few steps to take.

Let's leave that on the back burner for now.

stoleaway: It looks as though the Apple iPod and F:\ are grayed out (not present). I would have expected the Generic USB solution to have cleaned that up, but I'll review the tutorial - it might have been USB-centric and therefor we missed the other devices that were not present.

Or.... you could just go into DevMgr and click View -> Show hidden devices
expand all of the categories, except Non plug-and-play and post what you see (it will take a few screen captures).
I might be able to see this in the Speccy report, so do that first.... it's easier.

I want to leave the iPod alone for now - not sure what removing it would require if you want to use it in the future. It might be as simple as plugging it back in..... but let's wait on the iPod too.

The F:\ device is wherer I'm going to place my focus.

Guess we'll have to wait - the time difference is killing us - and the extra workload you picked up won't give you more time, will it
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30 Oct 2012   #106
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Bill so just out of curiosity that pic I posted why is my card reader in with the disk drives? I only ask because I am wondering what was in stoleaways disk drives.


Or am I just barking up the wrong tree again?
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30 Oct 2012   #107
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Darn John, now you have me thinking my machine needs attention.

So I plugged in a card and here's what my machine looks like (Computer & DevMgr)

The difference is only how the mfr builds a machine - did they use USB ports or IDE ports
edit: as far as IDE / ATA don't sweat the difference, there is none. IDE/ATA/PATA same thing. SATA is the newest and is different - you cannot connect a SATA device to a IDE/ATA/PATA port and visa versa.
I recall there is an update that changed the "ID" of my controllers from ATA to IDE, can't recall which one or why mine are IDE now. It's just a name change.


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30 Oct 2012   #108
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry Bill then stoleaway must have a machine that came with a built in card reader - mine is just a drive bay add in I did for this build.

The IDE / SATA I get

Apologies for the confusion I'll stay out and let you fellows get it right.
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30 Oct 2012   #109
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Just for reference when you get to it since stoweaway's card reader appears to be installed to an internal USB header as mine is, rather than IDE. In My Computer and Disk Management it shows as Removable Disks, and in Device Manager, as Slartybart said, under Portable Devices rather than under IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controllers.


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30 Oct 2012   #110
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep Wordsworth mine show up as the same but I get this. Which is why I am wondering what is in stoleaway's drives


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