Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows does not detect any external media.

12 Apr 2013   #1
walale12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows does not detect any external media.

Windows 7 will not detect ANY external media, if I plug something into a USB port nothing will even show up on the "My Computer" screen, and the same goes for any disks I put in my disk drive (it still acknowledges the existence of my USB mouse and keyboard however), I have tried with multiple devices and disks, even my disk image mounting program (Daemon Tools) doesn't work.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Apr 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi walale12,

Welcome onboard.

1. Were these external media detected before and this happened all of a sudden?

2. Can you correlate anything you did/that happened on your PC after which this happened? For example any new software installation/updates?

3. Can you restore your system back to a point when you installed Daemon Tools? ( I have always viewed Daemon Tools with scorn . As I understand from many User Reports, it can create a lot of problems. Is it the cause in your case, I am wondering.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #3
walale12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

They were, I first noticed when I was trying to plug in my phone (SIII), for some reason, it wouldn't detect it, nor could I hear the "Device Connect" sound effect, I then tried to put in a disc (with no marks on the bottom), I could hear the drive reading it, but it wouldn't autorun, nor would I be able to see it in My Computer.
The only things that happened before this problem were a Steam update and definitions updates for Malwarebytes and avast.
All my system restore points are after the installation of Daemon tools, and nothing happened with it just before the problem arose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Apr 2013   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, You have given sufficient info (atleast for me.). Let us wait and see if someone comes up with their ideas on it. ( I have none at the moment once you said Daemon had been behaving well for you though I shall keep scratching on it off and on.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows does not detect any external media.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Wont Detect External DVD Drive
Hey guys...newbie posting out of total desperation and needing help! I bought a Samsung SH-D162D DVD Drive in a USB enclosure to connect to my Toshiba Windows 7 laptop via USB. I cannot get windows 7 to find it! When I plug in the USB cable the balloon comes up to say it has been installed,...
Hardware & Devices
windows 7 cant detect external hard drive
hello, im new here. ive a problem with my external hard disk. im using 64-bit windows 7 ultimate. and i have a imation hard disk (i dont remember any details about it tho). i still can hear the normal sound it produced but the problem is, it didnt show up in the 'my computer' help me please! ...
Hardware & Devices
My laptop cannot detect external Monitor
Ok so i have Sager np9150 laptop with nvidia 670m 1.5gb ram graphic card and integrated Intel hd 4000. the monitor im trying to connect to is a Lg Flattron wide 2000:1 digitial fine contrast with 5 ms response time. I bought a hdmi to dvi adapter cable so that i can hook the hdmi side to my laptop...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 dont detect External HD
Been lookin around for a tutorial about how to make my computer detect my External HD... nothing fixed my problem, first of all : I Cant see my External HD on Disk manage when i turn on the HD i can feel it is working... so i tryed it on my other computer... it dosnt work as well so i tryed it...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 wont detect external monitor
I have a hp pavilion dv7. It has treated me good until I upgraded to windows 7. Windows 7 does not recognize a monitor from vga or hdmi. I just recived me view sonic monitor in the mail to find my laptop does not agree. I have called hp and view sonic, neiter can help. Please Help! I have installed...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 can't detect my external hard drive
Hi, Wondered if you guys can help me out. I've spent most of the day trawling through this forum trying to look for an answer to my problem to no avail. I have tried the following links: http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/43735-my-devices-printers-wont-show-up.html ...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App