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Windows 7: Usb drives are not shown in "My Computer"

29 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 
Usb drives are not shown in "My Computer"

Just as it sounds, my computer recognizes that I plug in a usb drive, but it is not shown in "My Computer."
I can still access the drive if I navigate to it through the address bar, and at the moment I just have a shortcut directly to the drive letter.
I've tried reinstalling the device and assigning drive letters but it hasn't worked. I've tried plugging in my external HDD, my flash drive, and my phone but none of them show up in "My Computer."

This isn't crippling to my computer but it is very inconvenient.
Any help would be great.

-Thanks
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29 May 2010   #2

 

try this one

Right click on My Computer
Go to Manage > Disk Management
- is the drive recognized? If so ,right click on the drive > Change drive letter or paths and choose an unused drive letter > OK

feel free to ask
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29 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Thats the thing, I've already done that.
It still doesn't show up in My Computer, the only drive letters I have used are C: and D:, and I assigned P: to my phone.
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29 May 2010   #4

 

do you have restore point before this problems starts?if you do you could try system restore.

and try changing drive letter to E

EDIT: I forgot to mention about the drivers.check that one too. you can go to Device Manager to see if there are any problems there. To do this, go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Look for anything with a red X or a yellow ! and try to reinstall the drivers


feel free to ask
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29 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I thought I did but apparently I don't, the only system restore I have is like 20 minutes ago...

Oh and I changed it to E:, no change...
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29 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Since you can access the drive, backup the data on it. Then format the drive. If this is a thumb drive, you can use the HP tool to format.
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29 May 2010   #7

 

I have edit my last post.try checking the driver,if the problems persist,Bill suggestion might do the trick
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29 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I already reinstalled the driver. There is one thing with an error (PCI FLASH memory)...which I was meaning to ask about...
Still nothing.
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29 May 2010   #9

 

Acer usually comes with driver cd .use that to reinstall the driver

another method is from here. Be sure to create restore point
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29 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I was given this computer, never had the CD. I tried the program but I get this error: I restarted the program, I restarted the computer, I ran as administrator...
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