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Windows 7: Help please.disk manager showing a drive as removable no media

27 Jan 2014   #1
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Help please.disk manager showing a drive as removable no media

Windows 7 Prof- disk manager showing letter E disk as removable and no media and when I click on the drive E in explorer it asks me to- insert a disk into removable drive E ..I am not sure ho this happened. I have USB and a hard drive that I could use ..how can I either get rid of or remove the slot-/ message or use the slot..with theses drives
TIA

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27 Jan 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

Also tell us what the make and full model number of the computer is.
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28 Jan 2014   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Disk 4 could be a card reader, do you have one? Under "View" check "Disk List" and see how it's listed.
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28 Jan 2014   #4
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
removable media disk problem

The identified E is an old internal hard drive but being used via a USB I do not have any card readers or any other devices..is there any way I can read this drive and what must I do..the data on it is not needed
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28 Jan 2014   #5
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

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The identified E is an old internal hard drive but being used via a USB
The USB connection is why it's listed as removable. If you can't read it with the USB 3 connection then I would check the USB drivers in Devise Manager, make sure all needed usb3 drivers are installed.
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28 Jan 2014   #6
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

How can I check out the needed USB3 drives mine is USB2 If i click on the hubs I see stuff I do not understand with power settings..etc... can anyone help explain what I should look for and then make happen TIA
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29 Jan 2014   #7
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Removable disk no media

An Apology: I have just realised that it is in fact E is a card reader slot from my Brother printer..I did not know that..amd missed reading the screen..info..sorry This means that although I can hear andfeel the old drive connected via USB spin etc, they are not seen by windows...is there and way to resolve this - no appearance in disk manager By the way do I remove the jumpers (tried another part of this forum) if not what position shpoud they be in Should I be able to see them in the BIOS set up ?
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29 Jan 2014   #8
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Removable disk no media

An Apology: I have just realised that it is in fact E is a card reader slot from my Brother printer..I did not know that..amd missed reading the screen..info..sorry This means that although I can hear andfeel the old drive connected via USB spin etc, they are not seen by windows...is there and way to resolve this - no appearance in disk manager By the way do I remove the jumpers (tried another part of this forum) if not what position shpoud they be in Should I be able to see them in the BIOS set up ?
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04 Jun 2014   #9
moscow97

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
I have a similar issue

i have an issue with a internal desk top hard drive i purchased off eBay item isn't new it is used
its a seagate barracuda 7200.12 160GB
was trying to hook up on desktop but i gave up and brought a different hard drive.
now i would like to use it on my laptop
i have it connected through a 3.0 usb connection and in disk management it comes up in there but says no media and will not let me format it or do anything to it please help???!!


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02 Aug 2014   #10
Xafar

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi Dear Experts.
I have the same issue as expressed above in the screenshots, but i have the exact problem with my flash drive , Kingston 8gb, it shows like hidden when i open home or computer , i can't format it, i used low level formatting tool and now i m getting this message "Please insert a disk into Removable Disk (I)" I think may be the MBR thing has been disturbed by me. KINDLY HELP because i am feeling hopeless in this matter.
Apologies in advance for any kind of mistake.
thanks.
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